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Justin Bieber's Paternity Suit Reportedly Dropped

Justin Bieber's Paternity Suit Reportedly Dropped 29362
Mariah Yeater, the 20-year-old Justin Bieber fan who had alleged the 17-year-old pop star had impregnated her after a concert, has dropped her suit, PEOPLE.com reports:

The case was set to go to court Dec. 15, and Bieber, 17, was prepared to take a paternity test to prove he was not the father of Yeater's 3-month-old baby.

Yeater, who was seeking financial support, may have also faced statutory rape charges. (In the state of California, the age of consent is 18, and Bieber would have been 16 at that time of the alleged sexual encounter, according to Yeater's accusation.)

"It's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims," a rep for Bieber previously told PEOPLE in a statement. "We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."

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