London, Nov 8 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber, who has denied claims by a Californian woman that he fathered a child with her after a brief sexual encounter, has offered to take a paternity test.
Mariah Yeater, 20, has filed legal papers stating she had sex with 17-year-old Bieber Oct 25 last year following the singer’s performance at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre.
Bieber has denied the allegations and his lawyers have vowed to do everything possible to defend the singer, reports contactmusic.com.
Yeater’s attorneys has confirmed the singer has offered to take a paternity test.
Matt Pare and Lance Rogers said: “We are encouraged that Justin Bieber will voluntarily take the paternity test. That is the only way to definitively determine who the father is. The paternity suit was filed in good faith, and it will continue…”
Bieber’s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik said: “We are going to take every step to defend and protect Justin.”