Justin Bieber has taken a DNA test to prove false the claim from Mariah Yeater that he fathered her child.
The Canadian pop star, 17, had the test done Friday at a laboratory in New Jersey under “very controlled circumstances,” so his legal team could prove the sample was not tampered with at any time.
Last week, Bieber’s longtime manager Scooter Braun said the teen pop star would agree to a paternity test to end the tabloid buzz after Yeater told Star magazine she had sex with Bieber after a concert in October 2010.
The “Baby” singer vehemently denied the claim and said he had never met her. Yeater, 20, now has a four-month-old son – who she previously alleged was fathered by various ex-boyfriends.
“I think it’s important to hold people accountable for their actions,” Braun said in an “Extra” interview with Maria Menounos November 18.
“At the end of the day, we could shy away from it but I think it’s important not only for [Bieber] but for all the people in his position to make a statement that it’s not cool,” he continued.
“He’s trying to be a role model and you’re not going to come in and just slander him and walk away and everything’s fine … We’re going to let people know that if we have to defend ourselves, there’s going to be consequences to their actions,” he added.
Over the weekend, Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez shined on the red carpet of the American Music Awards.
Though Bieber was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, he lost out to R&B singer Bruno Mars.
Whatch Justin Bieber talks about the paternity case and his recent DNA test On Late Show With David Letterman.