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According To Days Inn Employee, Usher Did Meet Up With Quantasia Sharpton

The Days Inn in question is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Usher was in town on Nov. 15, 2014, for a concert which Sharpton attended. 

Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Usher allegedly failed to notify a few sexual partners that he reportedly has herpes. Since then, lawsuits have been filed, a news conference was held, and the award-winning artist has remained silent on the matter.

Now, another report on the situation has surfaced. According to TMZ, a Days Inn employee said the "Moving Mountains" singer did meet up with Quantasia Sharpton (a woman who alleged that Usher exposed her to the STD, although she didn't contract herpes). Sharpton, who said she felt "like my rights were violated," hired lawyer Lisa Bloom to spearhead the suit.

The Days Inn is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Usher was in town on Nov. 15, 2014, for a concert which Sharpton attended. She said Usher randomly selected her from the audience, went backstage, and exchanged numbers with someone in the artist's camp. While Sharpton was in her hotel room, she received a call and Usher later arrived.

The hotel employee says she remembers seeing Usher and Sharpton talking in the lobby and then they presumably went to her room. The unnamed woman felt compelled to reveal this information because she took offense to the comment that someone in Usher's camp said Sharpton isn't his type and he never slept with her.

Bloom recently spoke with Billboard to refute Usher's reported claims:

This is very interesting to me. Number one, there are a lot of videos that you can find very easily — I retweeted one of them — of Usher choosing to bring onstage a woman who is a plus-sized woman, dancing with her, very, very provocatively. If you look at his face in that video, he does not look like he’s mocking anyone. He looks like he’s into it, and he even lies back and has her grind on him onstage. I will say that all of the women who have called me have been big women, have been heavyset, plus-sized women. I think the easiest thing for us to win in this case is that Usher enjoys big women.

I also find it interesting that he’s choosing to have people make these statements for him and he still hasn’t denied the herpes allegations, which is really the core of the case. So he’s choosing to fat-shame Quantasia, who was one of his fans. Many of his fans look like her. I don’t think that’s appropriate. But the biggest problem that he has is videos showing that he’s clearly into big girls. Final thought I would just say on that is, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and shame on him for trying to embarrass her because of her size. Her incident, by the way, was a couple of years ago, and she was slimmer than she is now. She’s had a baby in the interim.

Since the reveal in July, three people have said they contracted herpes from Usher.

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The settlement stems from a lawsuit Cindy Rueda filed nearly two years ago. Rueda was reportedly Diddy's personal chef from Apr. 2015 to May 2016. She accused the Bad Boy mogul of sexual harassment and unfair wages. She claimed that she never received additional pay for extra work hours during her time of employment.

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The terms or value of the settlement has not been disclosed at this time.

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Jussie Smollett Facing Felony Charge For Filing False Report

Update: 8:00 pm ET (Feb. 20, 2019) - Jussie Smollett has reportedly been charged with a class 4 felony charge for filing a false police report, according to The New York Times. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.

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Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in the alleged attack that occurred in Chicago earlier this year. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi  announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday (Feb. 20).

“Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony),” Guglielmi tweeted.

Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury. pic.twitter.com/FhDcbBKsuU

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 20, 2019

Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest. pic.twitter.com/LvBSYE2kVj

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019

The announcement comes only moments after video surfaced of the two brother purchasing ski masks, gloves, and other supplies in a local store. The Osundairo brothers were allegedly hired by Smollett to act out the attack.

Smollett has adamantly denied accusations that he staged the attack. His family, Fox, and many other celebrity friends also released statements defending him. On Wednesday evening (Feb. 20), Smollett's legal team (Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson) issued the following statement:

“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

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Video Surfaces Of Osundairo Brothers Buying Supplies For Jussie Smollett Attack

A new video of the Osundairo brothers, the two who alleged Jussie Smollett hired them to stage an attack in Chicago earlier this year, has surfaced online. The video shows Ola and Abel Osundairo purchasing supplies that were allegedly used in the attack.

The video, which was obtained by CBS, shows the two brothers stepping up to the cashier's counter to buy ski masks, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses, and red hats that resembled MAGA hats. At one point in the video, Abel pulls his hood over his head, perhaps in an attempt to avoid showing his face on surveillance cameras.

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I tracked down surveillance of the Osundairo's buying supplies before "attack"

Sources say Jussie Smollet told brothers what to buy.

Countless phone calls placed for this.

Visited more stores than I wish to admit. @cbschicago https://t.co/GT6h2g6Y9a pic.twitter.com/ULr3UTDe9Q

— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) February 20, 2019

CBS2 reports that the brothers bought the suspected supplies the day before the "attack" on Jussie. While previous videos obtained by the Chicago PD suggest the attackers were wearing ski masks at the time, the new footage does not confirm that Smollett orchestrated the attack.

The Empire actor has reportedly agreed to sit down with the police for another interview. Check out the new video below.

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