The claim by a 20-year-old woman named Mariah Yeater that she allegedly had sex with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and subsequently had his child has stirred concerns about possibly statutory rape.
At the time of the alleged incident described by Yeater, Bieber would have been just 16 years old at the time. The age of consent in California, where the alleged incident happened, is 18. The incident allegedly took place on October 25th 2010 and the actual sex is alleged to have lasted about 30 seconds.
Representatives for Bieber have vehemently denied the allegations, insisting that Bieber did not sleep with Yeater. They have promised to fight the allegations forcefully, insisting that they are completely false. Bieber’s rep told the media that the claims are “malicious” and “defamatory”, and “demonstrably false”.