Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Justin Bieber's alleged baby mama Mariah Yeater demands star take another DNA test - New York Daily News

<div readability="94.3794950268"> <p class="DNTEXT"> The maybe-mama who claims Justin Bieber fathered her infant son desperately wants a DNA test – just not the one Bieber initiated last week, her lawyer claimed Wednesday.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> Chicago lawyer Jeffery Leving said it's true he's yet to provide any evidence of Mariah Yeater's alleged close encounter with the Canadian crooner. Still, the single San Diego, Calif. mom deserves the right to meet Bieber with her baby and lawyers present and watch while he gets his cheek swabbed, he said.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> "I want a new DNA test with both sides together at a lab in California as soon as possible," Leving told the Daily News. "As soon as I tell her to do it, she'll do it. We need proper protocol and a chain of custody."</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> He said reps for the pint-sized pinup made a unilateral decision when they sent Bieber for a test at a New Jersey laboratory last Friday.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> He claimed his side now is communicating with Bieber's lawyer Howard Weitzman.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> Weitzman repeatedly has denied to comment, but a Bieber source told The News last week that Yeater is a fraud who's trying to extend her 15 minutes of fame by drawing out the DNA test as long as possible.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> Bieber, 17, has said repeatedly he's never met Yeater – much less engaged in unprotected, backstage sex with her.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> He willingly discussed getting his cheek swabbed during an appearance on David Letterman's show Tuesday night.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> "I could smell a weasel," he told Letterman, referring to Yeater's paternity claim.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> Leving said Yeater, 20, has been receiving death threats, and he argued that Bieber's celebrity could interfere with the test's legitimacy – even if the sample was collected at a respected lab with a track record in the legal community.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> "For me to feel comfortable, I want a member of my legal team in the room when Justin Bieber's genetic fluid is sampled," he said. "This case is unique in terms of media interest, celebrity and the amount of potential child support at issue. There could be motives on the parts of many different people to corrupt the evidence."</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> He declined again to discuss any possible evidence Yeater has linking her to Bieber – for example a ticket stub to Bieber's Staples Center concert last year or backstage photos.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> He said he believes text message attributed to Yeater that name another man as the possible father were "spoofed."</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> He vowed to keep helping Yeater even if DNA clears Bieber.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"> "If Justin Bieber is not the father, then my opinion is that I'd have to explore this further because every child has a right to know who his father is," he said.</p> <p class="DNTEXT"></p> </div>


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