Laura Helm's phone call was recorded two days before filing the lawsuit against the star, and after her first attorney dropped out of the case, her replacement immediately filed legal documents to dismiss the suit.In September, Usher filed a response to the lawsuit through his lawyers in which he denied their claims he had sexual contact with them or exposed them to herpes.
Usher joined a church choir when he was nine years old where his singing voice was first discovered.His family then moved to Atlanta where the young star developed his singing further.Usher has dipped his toe into the acting world, popping up on TV and on the big screen.He was possessed by water loving aliens in the Robert Rodriguez directed, Kevin Williams written classic teen horror The Faculty in 1998 and played a DJ in teen rom com She’s All That the year after.There, at the age of ten, he joined Rn B quintet Nu Beginnings and recorded ten songs with them.
Usher released his debut self-titled album on 30 August 1994 under the label La Face, and produced by LA Reid and Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs.
His big hits, however, began to appear from 1997 with the release of UK number 1 smash You Make Me Wanna.
Usher has, as of 2017, bagged 15 solo UK Top 10 singles (including four No 1’s) and released eight albums (including UK No 1’s 8701, Confessions, Here I Stand, and the No 2 album Raymond v. The star has won 138 awards so far in his career – including eight American Music Awards, and eight Grammys - and is believed to be worth as much as £139million (0 million).
Unlike Bieber, Usher failed to turn up for Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert in June 2017, later saying he was taking his son to "diabetes camp" instead.
Usher has been married twice – first tying-the-knot in 2007 to stylist Tameka Foster, but they divorced in 2009.
Here's what we know about him and his current legal battle....