Halloween costume

Usher Raymond, who dressed up as rapper Andre3000 for Halloween, is seeking a gag order to keep embarrassing details of his herpes lawsuit from going public.

Earlier this year an Atlanta woman named Laura Michelle Helm filed a lawsuit against Usher accusing him of infecting her with Herpes.

Her lawyer initially dropped the case, but Helm retained a different lawyer to refile the lawsuit.

Now Usher, 40, has filed a motion to keep the details of the lawsuit from going public.

In court documents obtained by Bossip, Usher requests a gag order claiming he is facing embarrassment, ridicule and damage to his public image if his medical records and sex partners become public.

Usher is also concerned about the blogs using the information for profit.

A ruling is pending, but, according to Usher’s fans, the damage to his public image has already been done.

in the photo above, Usher dressed up as Andre 3000 of the iconic rap group Outkast for Halloween.

  • Coy little wink

    Its too late Usher baby...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Nah, this is a matter of public safety. We need to know... lol

  • RaginB

    He MUST have it...who would go through all this just to cover up NEGATIVE test results?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I think he more concerned about what that man got to say about his and ushers dealings. That’s the part everybody waiting for.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Right!! And he don’t want us to know
    What that man got to say.

  • tia

    Mr. Raymond I do believe the damage has already been done and the verdict is out. We know you out there being real "dirty". Just keep it moving and don't infect anymore people.

  • Keyshia Ray

    I am now convinced that he does have herpes. But I'm still a fan.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    All his bizness is in the streets now! Didn't he wait a lil late to try this?

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I get why he wants the gag order but we all know now and the internet never forgets. If I were him I'd get my Beyonce on and wouldn't even address it anymore.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    ...but does his wife have it too?

  • Keyshia Ray

    ?

  • I Run New York

    Well if he doesn't have herpes, then his medical records going public won't embarass him.

  • Renee26

    Yes the damage has already been done and details have already been too much for my eyes

    Nice costume

  • Renee26

    Never again it is what it is.... The list of carriers in the industry is loooong. Ion care because I'm not sleeping with them

  • Renee26

    More than likely

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • Renee26

    ? it's up to each one of us to protect ourselves.... Ol girl ignored green puss so she didn't care about her health

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    while he's at it, can he put a gag order on that WHACK Album?

  • Renee26

    ? I had no desire to even check it out.... The only Ursher album I've liked was Confessions

  • ClaireHuxtable

    It's bad enough to be a serial cheater, but to bring diseases home is just the lowest.
    It's not a joke. He's messed up her life.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    hmmmm. I can understand her leaving. It's a Lot to handle.

  • oshh16

    Herpes is one thing, if you out here disclosing that with potential partners and giving them a choice while managing your health etc.. it is something else all together when you out here not disclosing that info, done picked up other stds on top of herp and sexing mensz and womenz raw...."it's all too trifling and confused" at that point.

  • Keyshia Ray

    I like a few songs.

  • Coy little wink

    Not necessarily

    Like I don't think cookie has HIV. I know its not the same but my point is you can protect your partner

    Usher wasn't trying to protect these randoms obviously...

  • hi-liter

    This is really sad....Usher was one of the best acts out here....Welp, I guess that JT comparison is null and void at this point. He has new music out and either its getting clowned or no one knows about it. The end of a great career run...

  • ViolettaBliss

    So this dude knowingly infects people with an incurable disease, goes on to ridicule, blame, bully and try to silence his victims and now he is worried about his image ? You're dunzo in my book you nasty narcissist.... Hope his victims get there day in court !

  • hottlanta

    That wasnt green puss. That was from eating that green now n later candy.

  • Sassie

    Well do he have it or not? I guess the answer is "yes" since this has been dragging on....my only question is: who is this MAN that came forward about this initially? So nobody is gonna talk about THAT ONE, huh?

  • ViolettaBliss

    Herpes is a lot easier to catch than HIV. Someone has to have a high viral load in order to pass on HIV. Herpes on the other hand does not even need to be present ( like an active outbreak) just skin on skin contact where there was an active breakout can infect someone. Condoms do not help when it comes to Herpes because sores are everywhere not just the private parts. Therefore his wife def has it.

  • Sassie

    I think he has it too...but so what....it's not life threatening and most folks have it anyway.....my problem is NOT disclosing it to people and going around having unprotected sex (especially if it's genital)

  • Sassie

    Good question! I always wondered if ol' Gracie had it too.

  • FukkFolks2018

    My dearest Usher Raymond Da Fourff:

    We all know about your bumps now fam. Like...stop it.

    Your sister in Christ,

    Kdub

  • Coy little wink

    Good info ?

  • oshh16

    Google is definitely helpful.

  • ViolettaBliss

    My cousin works in healthcare, it's always good to be informed.

  • Renee26

    ? that's his story and he's stickin to it huh??

  • Renee26

    I agree...Unless she already had it or knew he had it. Which I'm inclined to believe since Grace seemed so unbothered when the scandal broke

  • ViolettaBliss

    Yes you can go that route too but there is a lot of opposing info and misinformation on the internet. I usually direct my health related questions to my cousin who is a doctor.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker....

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm Team Usher on this one. If he infected someone then he has to pay but I can't blame him for not wanting his medical records made private. I thought medical records were automatically confidential...

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I can’t this Friday

  • Quitedeliteful

    who is this MAN that came forward
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yeah... That seemed to quietly go away...

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true... And if you don't want to let your partners know that you are infected then use a condom always!!!

  • oshh16

    Well not to debate but there is a little misinfo in your comment....during outbreaks sores are not "everywhere" usually contained to area of exposure and also during dormant phases it can still be passed if someone is viral shedding but antiviral suppression meds, minimize/shorten outbreaks and reduces ricks of transmission.

  • Bashi22

    I wonder how Grace feels about this and Tameka Froster. I see Tameka has the boys mostly now while Grace is about her life. Usher took the boys away from Tameka and now look at his karma.

  • Bashi22

    Just say hypothetically if he as it so his wife Grace as it too.

  • Renee26

    A condom won't protect from any of those skin diseases. Herpes, HPV aka Genital Warts, Scabbies.... Nope you have to look for signs of rash

  • Quitedeliteful

    Good to know...

  • Bashi22

    Grace must have gotten a nice handsome cheque to be quite. Grace wasn’t at his birthday party 40 only Tameka the one he dragged in court to take her kids away. Right after she buried her son. While Grace looked on and she’s a mother too.

  • Renee26

    The CDC is always accurate

  • Alextra Ballard

    So Grace was Ush Manager,then his wife and he didn't disclosed to her he had herpes? Seems as though Grace found out when the lawsuits started to emerge. Not only did she find out about his herpes,she also found out about his cheating. She swore she would stand by her man.

  • Bashi22

    She stood by him when he dragged Tameka to court to take away her children

  • ViolettaBliss

    correct but if you actually read my comment you will see that I did not say CDC but the internet. Always negative people on here trying to prove some pointless point. NEXT

  • Renee26

    Tameka already said she ain't in it ? she distanced herself from this mess quick

  • WhoKnew

    When you sue or get sued then all bets are off as far as your HIPAA protection of your health and medical records because the lawsuit is public as are trial transcripts of the testimony.

    Ninja's like him always think they can do any and everything wrong and a good and highly paid lawyer will get them off. The fact that the lawsuit has not been tossed on his earlier "motion to dismiss" is an indicator that the judge feels the case has merit to move forward to trial.

    Depositions are not typically made public, however, if it is part of an exhibit or other court document it can become public. Just ask Dr. Huckable. That's what got his ass locked up because he admitted in a prior deposition to drugging women and then having sex with them. Somehow that depo became public and whoosh-kaboom -- that was the sound of the cell door slamming.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile,the fact that Usher has Herpes yew would think that would deter some wimmen from wanting tew sleep with him. Wroooong!

  • ViolettaBliss

    Call a spade a spade you debating lol . And according to my cousin who is a gyno it is not always contained to area of exposure and can be passed on even when taking anti-virals depending on patients level of stress. Stress can cause outbreaks.

  • Renee26

    Seems like YOU are the one being negative here honey... Did I need to state that I AGREE before adding what I said to support your point??

    Calm down hun...its Friday

  • KcoolMuziq

    Usher(whom I attended both his album release party & Quincy Jones tribute) looked both happy, stress free & UNBOTHERED.

    #TEAMUSHER

  • Renee26

    I think Grace liked the lifestyle that being his wife afforded her. She was his manager from what I understand but Idk who else she managed in her career. She got tired eventually but in the midst of the storm she held fast

  • Renee26

    Oh yeah so many people don't realize it's that skin to skin contact that can turn their world upside down. Got to turn the lights on and lift that thang up and inspect the crevices lbvs

  • Quitedeliteful

    Turn the lights on, lift it up, inspect with a magnifying glass...

  • Bashi22

    From what I saw on her IG her children are in the music business too. Grace been in the industry too for quite sometime. QTip lady I heard she was in his music video

  • MsPam

    If Usher would have put out some good music people would not be focused on his herpes.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Countdown: 3 lawsuits, 2 failed marriages, and a flop album later...his mgt, pr team, & lawyers have advised him to look unbothered

  • Karmen

    Public. I don't think he should loose his privacy either. Who wants their medical history on display? Sometimes people are hypocrites

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Its Friday so I'm guessing you had time today huh Auntie!! BAHAHAHAHA!!! These men be out here with wigs laid better than women. I can't. Not today I wont LOL!! Everytime I see him all I can think bout is Herpes. It's disturbing. He can sing tho!

  • Ryan

    It's a wrap for Usher (which he should've done in the first place).

    OT, the only ads I see on this site are pro-Republican and I've noticed they're very simple, like they're aimed at bitter kids, lol!!!

  • Ryan

    LOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    And not only will his medical records be on display but maybe the names of people he slept with. I'm sure many of them don't want to be outed publicly.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah....its pretty much been a wrap form him....but I still love his music...my fav song is "Nice and Slow".....works every time.....but this should be lesson learned to stop sleeping with random snatch unprotected and things like this would not happen.....#lesson

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao!!!!

  • more

    Does he havs an STD or not because he has yet to deny

  • more

    We don't know if he has it

  • ViolettaBliss

    Thank you !!!!!!

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Now she has everything she always wanted: the man, the other woman’s children and a little more

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    He must have wayyy more. In fact, he never denied it. He just feels like ‘if people manage to catch it from him why should he pay and it’s solely THEIR fault’. He’s always been arrogant and cocky

  • Erin

    He looks like Little Richard up there with his mouth open. Like he was letting out one of the Little Richards "wooooooooooos"

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true... a lot of speculation but nothing conclusive yet...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Bingo!

  • Guess Who

    I'm strictly here for the comments as SR townspeople NEVER disappoint with the funnies....

  • shelly

    Does he have herpes or not?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's a little too late for this. Usher's trying to close the barn door, when the horse already ran out and is 2 miles down the road.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lookin at Usher,Lookin in the mirror...I wonder was that his reaction when his Dr. told him he was infected? Usherp

  • Alextra Ballard

    'He' hasn't confirmed or denied it. But the female he infected said he does

  • KcoolMuziq

    It's NEVER been proven.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. But he could have killed off this lawsuit quickly a year ago if his medical records showed that he didn't have herpes. But apparently he's not able to do that, so... I'm just putting 2+2 together.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Shidt....how else was he suppose to look? He got the 'Herps' ain nuffin else he can do but wrap that infected peen up and keep it move'n

  • Alextra Ballard

    Shidt....how else was he suppose to look? He got the 'Herps' ain nuffin else he can do but wrap that infected peen up and keep it move'n

  • Alextra Ballard

    I'll say he does

  • Alextra Ballard

    I'll say he does

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true... It has dragged on way too long. If he doesn't have it just prove it and get it over with. If he does have the Big H, well... Prepare to pay up and be even more embarrassed.

  • Judge Mental Will

    If I didn't have herpes I'd just submit an STD test results. But if he does it's still his business, unless he's going around town spreading his business.

  • Trey

    this is funny...and that picture you chose is even funnier.....Usher played himself

  • shelly

    I wonder if his wife has it

  • Navybeans95

    Um n...announcing the gag order this late in the game... kinda defeats the purpose ...no?

  • Blount Ilem

    Maybe you should give yourself the same advice when you sleep with someone

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Definitely agree. Im just being nosey...

  • Blount Ilem

    #TEAMUSHER

  • Elevated Soul

    I used to like Usher but this dude is foul. He sleeping with men & women and he knows he has Herpes......

  • imright

    that pic tho Sandra?????? classic

  • imright

    all i know is Ushers “A” mixtape w Zaytoven is everything and i hope he puts some visuals with it????

  • Logan Roberts

    ???These are my infections ???

  • DeJeri

    Tehehehehe!

  • Blount Ilem

    I'm always going to be #teamusher. Did you ever once think that maybe Laura Michelle Helm at herpes herself then spreaded the virus to Usher. No. I'm not defending Usher I'm just a big time fan of Usher's and I don't know who this Laura Michelle Helm is because maybe she should go to the ob/gyn herself to check and see if she got herpes herself instead of making up accusations allegations and delusional stories about someone. Only a doctor can diagnose you with the virus. Laura is only out to get his money and that's all. All I know is that Laura Michelle Helm better go to the gyn herself to see if she got herpes because it's very dangerous accusing someone that don't have that STD virus. So I would like to know where's Laura Michelle Helm medical records? Since you want to expose the world that Usher had gave you herpes (which he did not). Let's see your medical records Laura Helm? Yes. I know you can get herpes through having unprotected sex Laura. So since your claiming making false accusations/allegations about Usher giving you herpes Laura. Why don't you put your medical records out there for the world to see because it looks to me Laura Michelle Helm whoever you maybe that you have herpes and you spreading it to every man that Laura Michelle Helm slept with, so since you want Usher to show us his medical records. Why don't you show the whole entire world your medical records Laura? If you don't want to show the whole entire world your medical records Laura Helm then dropped the case because you know that you just want his money which your not going to get. Don't you know that this man has 2 children went through 2 divorces. What else do you want from this man Laura Michelle Helm. Since you claiming that Usher gave you herpes. I want you to go to gyn (yourself) to see if you have herpes because your lying on an innocent person. You shouldn't be lying on someone when you had herpes and spreading to other men. I will always be a life-long fan of Usher's #Teamusher always and forever.

    Laura Michelle Helm. Why don't you expose your medical records to the entire world or dropped the case (((((LAURA MICHELLE HELM)))))

  • Blount Ilem

    You need to expose your medical records Laura Michelle Helm or dropped the case and leave Usher alone

  • Guest

    I almost spit out my afternoon tea! Stop!

  • T Willis

    That’s why I can’t fawk wit him no more. It’s not even the diagnosis (if it’s true), but the fact that he’s raw dogging wit an STI. And knowing how women view him as sex symbol... smdh... I can’t.

  • T Willis

    Lol ?

  • T Willis

    The whispers are enough to kill his career. If he is infected then he should have handled things way differently. For starters, he should have stopped sleeping with random groupies and fans. His partners should have been screened and given gag orders. This whole situation was sloppily handled. It’s like neither Usher or his team understood the severity of the situation or the affects it would have on his career. Smdh

  • T Willis

    Usher playing hide n seek with his diagnosis thinking it’s cute - or will plant doubt in the story - but the reality is, this is and will affect his career. He may as well admit it it’s true lol.

  • KcoolMuziq

    ?
    It’s far worse going on with other artist behind the scenes. Another RNB star escaped far worse with an even worse image. Usher will be just fine. Plus he’s just a HIT away from a comeback .

    #TEAMUSHER

  • T Willis

    I don’t think the music will matter. The fact that these allegations keep surfacing is proof that his career won’t survive this unless he ends all the whispers. Either sue the women for defamation or admit that you have it ?????...

    Plus the story attached to the herpes accusation is that he is *knowingly* having unprotected sex with multiple women and men. That’s not a good look. Especially when all the stats say black women have the highest risk of contracting any and every STI I’m existence lol. So, he needs to dead these whispers and come up with some sort of game plan for how to spend this story.

  • T Willis

    Lol

  • Zedian Queen

    Obsessed much with Usher..u sound like a lunatic lol. #UshersgettinghisKARMA#

  • T Willis

    She stood by him despite getting her @$$ whupped and spit on my big Meka. And then she finds out that at the very least that he exposed her to herpes AND cheated on her with multiple men and women. I don’t know how she’s able to go outside with her head held high lol

  • T Willis

    Lol yep was quick to clear the air - “I am disease free!!” ?

  • Zedian Queen

    This is why usher is getting his KARMA now. He took away those little boys from their mother without any good reason other than he hated Tameka. But it was never proven that she was an unfit mother (she was just annoying and I couldnt stand her) but he did her wrong by taking her children away from their mother. #KARMA#

  • T Willis

    He’s positive

  • T Willis

    Haha ?

  • T Willis

    Exactly!!! It’s not even the fuggin diagnosis that’s the problem!!! It’s the fact that the ninja is spreading it low, wide, and far!!

  • KLo

    chile, she should be glad he didn't give her the package

  • T Willis

    Thank you!!! That’s the fuggin point! And all these whispers and speculation is making sh*t worse

  • T Willis

    I think she did something for Jodeci in 90s ?????

  • T Willis

    Key words: behind the scene

    The general public isn’t aware of those stars behind the scenes.

    Who’s career survived worse? Magic admitted his STI, Usher is playing hide and seek, and still actively fuggin other men and women without disclosing his diagnosis.

    You know, I read years ago that this flippant attitude is common amongst people who are infected with incurable diseases. They don’t care about infecting others because in their mind, nobody cared about infecting them. That’s usher. And no matter what his team says in these comment sections, his career is over.

    Period.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He may also feel like the people who slept with him "asked for it". And so it goes...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Could be. I'm thinking she was scared to ask him initially because she wanted to take the "stand by your man" approach. She didn't want the fairytale to crumble.

    Then later she had to face it...all of it.
    Ursher was a H0h0h0 and not even smooth with his indiscretions. Yep, Gurl, yall got the Heebiegeebies.

  • dontgetblocked

    We all know he's a whore and has herpes like most male rappers and singers. I'm not trying to start any rumors but Chris Brown? Diddy? and many others. You dont sleep with all those women and not catch anything.

  • dontgetblocked

    The fact that he's passing it on is why I just can't with him.

  • Bashi22

    Correct every dog will have its day.

  • KcoolMuziq

    LIES!

    Even if he did “allegedly” have it. Many celebrities that have herpes and have been accused of exposing others careers are just fine. Plus one in three people are carriers. It’s actually very common. It’s not the end of the world like U are making it.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He doesn't want it to get out he was sexing men also? Is that it?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    are you that stalker who managed to get to his bedroom window? ole girl was no joke. I was like how the hell he's in a 24 hour guard gated expensive subdivision but she still managed to get to his front door...twice?

  • bh

    because the guard might have seen her with him...mmm....

  • roy

    Who was the guy that filed suit against him?

  • abby500

    Thank you. How can they prove he gave it to them? I’d deny until the days that are no more

  • abby500

    I like usher too, but u just wrote a Brittanica Encyclopedia. Whew

  • abby500

    Y’all act like he’s the only one. You might as well not fawk with any celebs

  • abby500

    Ion think he’s sleeping with men. I just don’t.

  • abby500

    I agree. If it’s true he hadn’t done anything different from what a million others are doing. Sleeping with ppl when u know u have herps.

  • abby500

    But how does ANYONE know that she got it from him? He could say she gave it to him.

  • abby500

    Me too #TEAMUSHER!!

  • abby500

    I read on another blog that the so called secret society (illuminati) wanted usher to sacrifice someone and he refused. So now they are trying to end him. They are taking him through the humiliation stage and will leave him for dead (career wise).

  • Malcom Flex

    Hey Ya! Credit due good costume,Ice Cold from the Love Below!

  • more

    Dang!! I am soooo confused with this entire story. I am beginning to think he has an STD. I have not heard him say otherwise

  • more

    Omg!!! Wow i am shocked !!

  • more

    He should of said something out the gate because this is confusing!

  • The Last Word

    You can look to medical records

    Say they both go to the MD on Day 1. His doc reports herpes, hers doesn't. Day 2 they have more ex. Thirty days later, she visits doctor with herpes. She testifies under oath that the only person she had sex with was Usher.

  • The Last Word

    Only a doctor can diagnose you with the virus?

    That's not true at all. Lots of people know they have herpes but don't go to the doctor, which is why the virus spreads.

    You don't need an oceanographer to tell you water is wet.

  • DC Ren’ee

    Damaged already DONE!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Could be true, but strict guidelines in those multi-million dollar communities must be in place. I'd be pissed if a guard simply lets someone through the gates all cuz they saw us together a time or two.

  • abby500

    The big issue is her sex partners. How do we know when she caught herpes and how can they truly prove her sex partners and the timing. Under oath? People still lie.

  • more

    Damn!!!!smh

  • Judge Mental Will

    Well i was going to chastise her amd the other accusers to because im sure they walk around having unprotected sex with multiple dudes. wanted a baby but got herpes. now you wanna cry ?????

  • N’cole

    So the boating accident that claimed his son's life a while back wasn't it then?

  • speakinmymind

    Having herpes is not a career killer...dramatic much?!????

  • speakinmymind

    It's herpes...def not a career ending issue

  • YellowSauce

    too late for dat bruh ....

  • EMILY POST

    As many people walking around with cold sores anlnd stuff on the corners of their mouth..... You know its bad if people start openly falling in love with stripper prostitutes and porn stars and the vd stats came out ... uhmmm you should already know the time the clock is reading.

  • ??LordHell2TheNaw??

    He needs to go into hiding?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    His lace front wig is on point... That hair look like it is coming straight from his scalp! Lol!!!

  • abby500

    ?

  • abby500

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