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Mystery Celeb Negotiating Herpes Settlement

5/13/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the mystery celebrity herpes lawsuit tell TMZ ... the lawyer for the person who allegedly contracted herpes during a Las Vegas romp has been negotiating a financial settlement with the celeb.  And, by the way, the incident DID NOT OCCUR ON APRIL 1.

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Our sources say before the lawsuit was filed, attorney Keith Davidson contacted the celebrity's rep and began negotiating a settlement, but the amount was "way too low" for the plaintiff.  We're told Davidson then decided to file the lawsuit "as a warning shot across the bow."

After the suit was filed, our sources say negotiations have continued and the celeb has upped the settlement ante, although the parties are still far apart.

TMZ broke the story ... Davidson filed the suit on behalf of an unnamed plaintiff, claiming the celeb -- also unnamed -- assured the plaintiff before having sex that he was herpes-free.  The suit claims the celeb gave the plaintiff herpes.

Now get this ... TMZ has learned the alleged sexual encounter occurred LONG BEFORE APRIL 1, 2011.  The suit claims the incident occurred "on or before April 1."  We're told the actual incident occurred many months before April 1, but attorney Davidson intentionally put April 1 so reporters would not begin speculating who was in Vegas and who might be the culprit.

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Dr. Suess    

I know it's dumb but I am dying to know this. You can't drop a herpes porn video story with an A-lister and not find out and report who it is.....

Sheen has been in Vegas quite a bit so I guess I'm gonna throw in my guess as McSheen.

1206 days ago
17.

neenee    

it's you isn't it ?

damn

1206 days ago
18.

TorontoWoman    

Couple of things:

Just because someone has herpes and has sex...doesn't mean they are "knowingly giving" the disease. They may honestly think that if they aren't on an outbreak...that they are "safe" and not contagious. But as we all know, a small percentage of people shed the virus between outbreaks, so lying isn't cool. BUT, any idiot that "knowingly" has unprotected sex, I don't feel sorry for. AND, the burden of proof is on the accuser. How can she prove a conversation about herpes ever occurred? How can she prove she wasn't already exposed to the virus before?

1206 days ago
19.

pat    

I'm thinking a basketball player

1206 days ago
20.

Dr. Suess    

What's everyone's top 3 picks??

In the do***ent it says widely known for appearances on TV and MOVIES. So my other two picks (sports stars)...Tiger and David Beckham went out the door.

1206 days ago
21.

livereater    

this skank now as herpes as well. well, not really news as i would bet most celebrities have herpes.

1206 days ago
22.

beentheredonethat    

20% of people have herpes, 80% don't even know it, I'd tell the hoe to kick rocks in a parking lot, and let her know she will need a **** load of valtrax, and thats all you are getting. Let this be a lesson to promiscuous women and men out there, HORNY PEOPLE LIE AND LIE OFTEN!!!! She shouldn't get a thing but a lesson in what condoms are and how to use them.

1206 days ago
23.

Holly    

If its Charlie Sheen, dont ask questions. Just presume he has every STD in the book.
This homo ho probably had it to begin with

1206 days ago
24.

Lori    

Tony Johnson 16 minutes ago

THIS IS SO STUPID!!! YOU CANNOT SAY WHO YOU GOT HERPES FROM ~ THIS IS BLACKMAIL!!! SHE COULD HAVE ALREADY HAD HERPES OR, OR SHE COULD HAVE GOT IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE AND JUST HAD HER FIRST BREAKOUT!!!

HE'S JUST PAYING TO SHUT HER UP!!!

BITCHES!!!

CANT STAND THEM!!
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Through your vitriol it would seem you're a tad WORRIED? Oh and a MISOGYNIST to boot. Bet your a real catch.

1206 days ago
25.

Stiletto    

Civil suit or not...doesn't the health department have an obligation to look into the matter in case he/she is a serial herpes spreader?

1206 days ago
26.

wow    

It's blackmail anyway you look at it. The celebrity should just come out for after he settles it may still leak. Wouldn't it be obvious to the woman/man the celebrity had herpes? Even if the celebrity knew they had it or gave it to him/her it's still their own fault for choosing to have unprotected sex. This sounds like a set up to rake in the big bucks and there's no proof as to how he/she got the virus.

1206 days ago
27.

Stupid People Hater    

Would have to be a ton of money to basically be put on the do not sleep with list.

1206 days ago
28.

Holly    

It is probably Charlie Sheen, and he probably took a homo up to his 40K suite the weekend of that porn contest.

He's a male prostiute living in Vegas.

1206 days ago
29.

alessandra    

Im thinking it could be Leo Because he just broke up with his girlfriend, or it could be that fighter that just broke up with Hyden

1206 days ago
30.

Stupid People Hater    

If there truly is a video and it has gotten this far we will find out who it is.

1206 days ago
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