Justin Bieber's alleged baby mama Mariah Yeater sent a text Wednesday to a friend, begging him to erase an incriminating text in which her mom says someone other than Justin Bieber is the child's father, and then promising to give him a cut of the action when she scores a payday.
The person to whom Yeater sent the text asked TMZ to blur his name -- they call him "John" here. He said he had been in touch with Yeater regularly, even before the baby was born on July 6.
In the text, Yeater pleads for John to "ERASE ALL MESSAGES from my mom."
The text goes on to say that her mom sent "John" messages in the past, stating that baby Tristyn was fathered by Robbie, apparently an ex-boyfriend.
She then goes on to talk about giving "John" money if he cooperates: "Ill kick u when we get paid."
All of her texts end with Mariah Laci-- Laci is Yeater's middle name.
TMZ reports they have seen many other texts between Yeater and John. In one text, Yeater writes, "[John], would you please stress to Robbie how important it is for him to be in his son's life?.."
Apparently, Yeater forgot about this text, because she didn't ask John to erase it.
"This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story," said Justin Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman. "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."
"There have been no settlement discussions and there never will be," Weitzman said.
Bieber's team have said they intend to sue Yeater and her lawyers for defamation. Yeater's original lawyers have dropper her as a client, and she has retained another attorney who has said he will go forward with her paternity suit.