When Mariah Yeater first claimed Justin Bieber fathered her four-month-old son, most everyone assumed the charge was completely BOGUS. With new reports surfacing that Yeater’s ex-boyfriend, Robbie Powell, is actually the father of her son Tristyn it seems like the crazy case is almost closed. All it took to figure that one out was a look at Yeater’s text messages, asking a friend to erase all messages pointing to Powell as the real baby daddy. Really, all it took was a look at her past romantic history to crack this case. So why did Justin Bieber ever agree to take a paternity test?
When he took that DNA test in New Jersey on November 25th, it led to a media firestorm. The pop star even discussed it on his Late Show with David Letterman appearance, explaining how they swabbed his mouth and that he was not disrobed or unconscious during the test.
Instead of taking the time out of his busy schedule to take the test, and instead of spending time answering questions about Yeater’s bogus claims on multiple television appearances, Bieber could have ignored the scandal altogether. Had he refused to take a DNA test and refused to answer interview questions, the whole case would have been resolved without him getting involved.
Bieber himself even tweeted on November 8th, “every rumor and lie about me possible has been coming out in the press. Just need to ignore it.” Well, Biebs, you should have taken your own advice.
Only in today’s gossip obsessed culture could these bogus claims actually make headline news and could a woman like Mariah Yeater go from a nobody to having more than two million Google results tied to her name. Yet, had Justin Bieber taken a stance against allowing the media to give a woman like Yeater air-time by ignoring the claims, it would have sent a message to the media that its not ok to report lies.
After news of the text messages broke, Bieber’s attorney, Howard Weitzman, told TMZ:
“This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story. Our independent investigation indicates Ms. Yeater never met Justin, she has consistently identified another man as the child’s father, and Ms. Yeater and her co-conspirators hatched this scheme in order to extort money from him and to sell her story to the media.”
That’s right, the text messages proved she fabricated the story. No need for a DNA Test, no need to keep discussing it with the press, just a search through her IPhone chats and case closed.