Like a newborn baby screaming its head off at 3 in the morning, trying to keep up with this Justin Bieber paternity drama is a real headache. The latest: following TMZ’s report yesterday that babymama Mariah Yeater’s case had beenwithdrawn and her two lawyer’s had quit her, Jeffrey Leving, a third Yeater lawyer who had remained silent up to this point, spoke to MTV News and confirmed that the case is off. But, he said, there are negotiations still happening behind the scenes between him and Bieber’s camp for a DNA test.
“We are still pursuing a DNA test and … if it’s positive, our desire for child support is still active,” Leving said to MTV. “We could refile the paternity case tomorrow if we wanted, but we are attempting to settle the case out of court.”
Apparently Biebs’ lawyer Howard Weitzman wasn’t available to comment on the matter (naturally). Leving, who is based in Chicago, is also trying to work out a confidentiality agreement and child-support payments as part of an out-of-court settlement.
In other words, if the confidentiality agreement is worked out, and if Bieber takes the DNA test, the world will theoretically never know the results. Of course, there’s always the chance that this is all be a sham cooked up by Yeater and her team to wring cash out of the wealthy 17-year-old singer (imagine that?), and Bieber will wind up suing her into the ground before is all and said and done.
“The case is stronger now because we can negotiate outside of court,” Leving added. “I believe her. I believe she had sexual intercourse with him and I do believe he is the father of the child.”
What do you think, Beliebers?