By Sandra Rose  | 

Usher Laura Michelle Dennis Byron

The lawyer for Usher Raymond's Atlanta accuser is throwing in the towel.

Attorney Lisa West filed a motion to withdraw as legal representative for singer Laura Michelle Helm, who filed a $20 million lawsuit against Usher for allegedly infecting with herpes.

Rumor has it that Helm fired West after trying to cut her own deal with Usher's people. West reportedly represented Helm pro bono (free of charge).

The motion, filed on Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court, said West could "no longer effectively represent [Helm] in this case as her ability to do so has been irreparably harmed."

West added that Helm has consented to her withdrawal from the case.

Helm, 32, accused Usher of infecting her with the herpes simplex virus when they allegedly had unprotected sex in April.

In her lawsuit, filed in Fulton County in July, Helm insisted Usher did not wear a condom during a 2nd sexual encounter in her hometown of New Orleans in April.

But a recently uncovered recording disputes her allegations that the 38-year-old singer had sex with her without a condom.

In the recording, obtained by TMZ Helm tells her former publicist, Dennis Byron, that Usher did wear a condom during their sexual romp in New Orleans earlier this year.

Helm said Usher had always worn a condom when they had sex, so she wasn't concerned about being exposed to the herpes virus.

Helm is heard on the audio tape saying, "That's why they make protection, for people who have STDs."

Legal sources say that, in light of the damning audio -- and other unreleased TEA -- West had no choice but to withdraw from the case -- or be the laughing stock of the Atlanta legal community.

Byron tells exclusively that he plans to sue West and Helm for defamation and harassment after they dragged him into court earlier this month.

Helm and West filed a restraining order against Byron to prevent him from releasing any more evidence that proves Helm may have lied about contracting herpes from Usher.

Dennis Byron

During the nearly 3 hour hearing, West accused Byron of selling information to a certain Atlanta blogger. But magistrate Tamika Hrobowski-Houston threw out the restraining order for lack of evidence.

Byron, pictured left, was represented in court by Gucci Mane's lawyer.

Click here to read attorney's motion to withdraw or click image below.

Laura Michelle Helm Dennis Byron

Photos by Dennis Byron /

  • Yoni7

    Does Tameka have'em as well? What about Chili? Anybody know? Anybody?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    The damage is done.

  • mzbestseller

    I couldn't click on the pic without laughing at those eyes tootsie rolling ????? #ImSorryLord

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Well nobody knows why chili broke up with him sooooo! This could be why.

  • IAmLegend

    Tameka made it very clear she ain't got it lol

  • stav

    This has been ran into the ground, no one cares!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Is that Byron with the crossed-eyes at the bottom though?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Herpes is as common now as catching a cold. 2 out of 3 adults have it. Most people get it at a very young age from all the kisses they receive.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Wait. So she knew he had it and still had sex with him anyway. Bruhhh. And he was married at the time, right? So what is the most that she could have expected to get from that? Tf? What is wrong with people!!!?!

  • brownisback

    GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jussaying

    Yes we do. He cheated.

  • Renee26

    A condom won't prevent herpes though...better cut those lights on and take a look...see if there are any signs of bumps or irritation, and still pray on it

  • KcoolMuziq


  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Look at Usher's team, buying information and offering favors to the opposing team. Politics in business.

  • TxCyn

    Yup. Exactly. That’s why I tell my friends don’t let ANYONE kiss your children anywhere on the face.

  • TxCyn

    Right. Lol. I mean there was a whole album about it. I wonder if she saw any of the money from that album. ?

  • ShWa

    Probably why and now she can't keep a man because of it perhaps???

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    She thought her p ucci was like a pot of gold and couldn't believe he'd cheat on her. Oh, if only you knew and accepted you're a 5 in regular life. Chilli still can't accept that and at 47, still holding out for some knight in shining armor. It's the most comical, yet tragic, thing to watch.

  • Nanny

    You can get herpes when using a condom.

  • brownisback

    You sayin his eyes are doin the Kid N Play

  • nick c

    Many of you missing the point once the other side proves inconsistencies in your stories your credibility is shot and your case is tanked especially with civil suits. Little white lies is okay sometimes just don't send texts, emails, or live in a one party consent audio record state.

  • Yoni7

    GIRL! Those eyes so crossed I thought EYE (no pun) was seeing double.

  • SDot

    Hold up this girl lying on Usher? I still wouldn't touch him tho.

  • Yoni7

    Oh-lah Oh-lah AYEEE!

  • Yoni7

    Dude goes on my list of Lottery Ball Eye's. He might take first place, but I think Bob Whitfield still holds the top spot. Him and Tiny Lister (Deebo).

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL!!! Looking at his chit had me messed up too!

  • mzbestseller

    Just like in House Party!???

  • mzbestseller


  • Yoni7

    Well, at her age, I think they call it Shingles. :yeshrug:

  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink

    I read somewhere its like 80% of adult population ?

  • Ni Ni

    ? Kona ma'am ?

  • Ni Ni

    That catches me off guard every time. It's quite scary at first lol.

  • Coy little wink

    He is hot! Seething! ?

  • Yoni7

    I mean.....well.... going. How long I gotta stay?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sad. I agree though, she seems to think of herself a little more highly than she should.

  • Ni Ni

    The rest of the day ? j/k.

  • Yoni7

    Uhm they way my work is CAUGHT UP today......I don't think that will happen. LOL

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The damage to his reputation is permanent though. The public will never look at him the same way again after this.

  • Ni Ni


  • ?Royalty?

    Lmaooo??? @ this Gif

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I know right!. He is red ant mad!.. Where is that from... A time to kill?

  • Coy little wink

    Idk...I didn't see that. I found it in the garden ?

  • You Could Never

    Tamika Hrobowski
    Talk about polar opposites.

    Sista girl first name. White ass Polish Jew last name. Where pray tell are you FROM Mika?

  • Wreckognize Game

    My Boo. Hey Samuel L

  • Wreckognize Game

    Nope and none from her own albums either.

  • brownisback

    Knock kneed eyes havin

  • Solstice

    I think Black Snake Moan

  • Solstice


  • Ms.Devereaux

    Byroooooooon and his eyes look shifty af how can you trust someone like that to be your publicist!! He look like he ain’t gone do right

  • Oluwakemi

    That's Herpes type one. The kind Usher supposedly has is type two.

  • Just this one time

    She was probably expecting to get a baby from it and a check for the next 18 years. she didn't plan for the opposite.
    I don't think people should be able to sue for STD infections if you volunterally decided to have cotis with someone without checking their status. If usher was old boy from the bar she wouldn't get nothing!

  • Dennis Byron

    " He look like he ain't gonna do right?" Things appeared to work out for the right people. j/s

  • Dennis Byron

    I have my eye on you though :-)

  • Faux Gibbler

    Shake down artists

  • Faux Gibbler

    Sandra left Laura's number on that document ?

  • Faux Gibbler

    Is it bad that I still love Usher?

  • Faux Gibbler

    Me and you both.. wonder where he allegedly got the Herpes from?
    I still think Usher is sexy as phuck and has a good voice.


    People in the entertainment industry all sleep with the same people... They sleep with the most passed around women thats not by accident.

  • Yoni7

    *looks over my shoulder and above my head* You sure? LOL