New text messages have surfaced from the woman who accused Justin Bieber of fathering her three-month-old son, and they leave her case in even poorer condition than before she dropped her case against the pop singer.
In urgent messages to a friend, Mariah Yeater begged to have texts from her mother deleted, which indicated that her ex-boyfriend was actually the father. She then promised a cut of her potential payday for the favor.
"Pleeease ERASE ALL MESSAGES from my mom where she says Tristyn is Robbies Son," one message, obtained by TMZ, reads. "Ill kick u when we get paid im trusting you pleeease."
In earlier messages, Yeater herself referred to her ex-boyfriend as the father, urging the friend to tell him "how important it is for him to be in his son's life."
Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, who has seen the messages, said they prove his client's innocence.
"This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story," he said. "Our independent investigation indicates Ms. Yeater never meet 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."
Another ex-boyfriend of Yeater's previously told the New York Post that she tried to claim he was the father, as well.
Last weak, Yeater, 20, officially dropped her paternity suit against Bieber and her lawyers abandoned the case. However, she has recently hired a new lawyer, and is said to still be seeking a settlement.
Bieber's counsel balked at the proposition.
"There have been no settlement discussions and there never will be," he said.