"I'm going to be a target but I'm never going to be a victim," the singer says on Today

By Stephen M. Silverman
November 04, 2011 08:45 AM
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Justin Bieber‘s dismissal of a 20-year-old woman’s claim that he fathered her 3-month-old son is now an outright denial.

“Never met the woman,” he says.

“I’d just like to say, basically, that none of those allegations are true,” the “Baby” singer, speaking before his Today concert Friday, told the hosts of the NBC show after being asked about the story.

“I know that I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim,” Bieber, 17, added.

Among the claims made by the fan, Mariah Yeater, is that she was whisked away by a security guard to meet Bieber following a tour stop in L.A. “Shortly thereafter, Justin Bieber suggested that I go with him to a private place where we could be alone,” her court papers reportedly say.

Yeater is seeking financial support from the singer.

“It’s crazy,” Bieber said on Today. “Every night after the show I’m gone right from the stage right to the car, so it’s crazy that some people want to make such false allegations.”

He added, “To set the record straight, none of it is true.”