justin bieber mariah yeater Justin Bieber on Mariah Yeater: 'Never met the woman'Justin Bieber has been all over the news lately for something other than his recently-released Christmas album “Under the Mistletoe.” Mariah Yeater has been claiming Bieber impregnanted her after a concert last year. She has filed a paternity suit allegeding that her 3-month-old son is Bieber’s. She’s asking for $12,000 a month in child support.

Bieber stopped by “The Today Show” Friday (Nov. 4) not to perform a song or promote his album, but to address the allegations lobbied against him by Yeater (that’s a picture of her from Facebook above).

Bieber says, “I’d just like to say basically that none of those allegations are true. I know I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim. Every night after the show, I’ve gone right from th stage right to my car. It’s crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations, but to set the record straight, none of it is true.”

When Matt Lauer puts it to him straight – “Have you ever met Mariah Yeater?”

Bieber says, “Never met the woman.”

But he seems to be taking it in stride, as he says he realizes this is what happens when you’re as famous as he is.

Keep your chin up, Biebs.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."