Justin Bieber: I never even met her

Justin Bieber has insisted he has never even met the girl who alleges that he fathered her baby.

In his first interview on her claims, the teenage pop star said that the first time he had heard Mariah Yeater's name was when she sued him and demanded a DNA test.
He said it was 'crazy' that she would make up such a story, adding: "I know that I'm gonna be a target - but I'm never gonna be a victim.'

His comments came as further details emerged about Miss Yeater, including how she was hauled to court on a battery charge while pregnant with what she claims is Bieber's son.

She also reportedly considered giving the baby up for adoption.

Miss Yeater, 20, claims that 17-year-old Bieber - a devout Christian - fathered the child in a liaison in a bathroom backstage after a show at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on October 25 last year. She says that he told her it was "his first time' but later ignored her attempts to contact him following the birth of Tristyn Anthony on July 6.

In an interview on US TV, the Canadian star said: "I'd just like to say basically that none of those allegations are true.

"I think that it's just crazy because every night I've gone right from the stage to my car.

"It's crazy that some people want to make up false allegations. But to set the record straight - none of this is true.'

Asked if he knew Miss Yeater, a former clerk, he insisted he had "never met the woman'.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reported that Miss Yeater was arrested in Las Vegas less than two months after getting pregnant.

Court records show that on December 21 last year she pleaded not guilty to a charge of battery for slapping a man in the face.

On June 16 her lawyer asked for a postponement as she does not live in Las Vegas and could not travel due to her "high-risk pregnancy'. The case is apparently still pending.

At the time Miss Yeater is thought to have been living in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where those who knew her said she had considered putting the baby up for adoption.
Samra Fae Stepper, who lived with her for a while, said: "She didn't know if she was going to keep him. We kept asking about the father, but I didn't press it.'

Last night police in Los Angeles confirmed that they would look into a complaint of statutory rape if one was made against Miss Yeater. She was 19 at the time she claims to have had sex with Bieber, who was 16. Under California law it is illegal to have sex with anyone under the age of 18.

- DAILY MAIL

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