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Usher has responded to his widely reported herpes scandal… kind of.

According to TMZ, the singer has responded to the $20 million lawsuit filed against him by a Georgia woman who claims he gave her genital herpes back in April.

In legal docs, Usher notes that the woman doesn’t make mention about whether she had been tested prior to their alleged sexual encounter. So, in response, he says: “A previous sexual partner very well may have already infected her.”

Furthermore, Usher makes the case that she also could have contracted herpes after their alleged encounter, adding that she assumed the risk of getting herpes by having “casual, unprotected sexual intercourse and/or oral sex.”

Despite the response, he does not make mention about whether or not he has the STD.

Usher is asking a judge to throw out the case.