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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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121.

happyday    

It sounds like Charlie Sheen, but he enjoys shocking us all with his craziness. Even if it were a tranny, I can't see him caring so much to keep it quiet that he'd fork over millions. He's gotta know people just assume he has herpes. I'd be surprised if it were him because he's not exactly embarrassed about anything he does, and it's not like he has a career to lose....no--it's GOT to be someone less obvious.

1208 days ago
122.

Matt    

Lets examine the facts.

Charlie Sheen has cash, doing the math, I would assume as much as they are stating.

Charlie Sheen introduced himself to that chick several months ago as an, "A-List celebrity" via email.

Fits the new expanded timeframe.

Suit says the person has fame in film AND television

Suit also says the person recently came out of a long term relationship...he just got divorced!

Seriously...Charlie Sheen.

1208 days ago
123.

Skylar     

I love how people keep saying "She". If you read the description this is so a night of gay loving.

1208 days ago
124.

TMS    

It can take up to two weeks for an initial herpes outbreak to appear. If this chick was willing to immediately fu(k a celeb she just met, it has to make you wonder how many other guys she immediately jumped into bed with around the same time? Not to mention that there are many people out there who have herpes who aren't aware of it because they've never experienced an outbreak. If this dude did give it to her, maybe he was unaware he had it and thought he was STD-free. Either way, she got what she deserved immediately hopping into bed with a guy and taking his word that he doesn't have anything. She should get zero!

1208 days ago
125.

Ramona    

The ignorance of HSV-1, HSV-2 here is astonishing, considering that most of you have some form of herpes.

"The scientific reality is that most people are asymptomatic, the virus causes no real health problems for a vast majority of people, and a vast majority (around 90%) of the Earth's population carries HSV-1, 2, or both."

If you have had Chicken Pox, you have a strain of herpes in your body, (Herpes Zoster Virus).

1208 days ago
126.

M    

My new guess is Ryan Reynolds.

1208 days ago
127.

Jode    

It will show up in a blood test. It was a crisis in the 80's but totally got lost when HIV started killing people. 80% of the population have Herpes. Herpes one is on your mouth. Herpes 2 is well down there. You can get genital herpes from oral sex with someone with a cold sore. The initial illness is bad and can not be ignored...as stated fever back and groin pain and blisters somewhere down there. Genital herpes are very dangerous to newborns who are born vaginally, hence huge increase in C-sections in US.

I do think it's extortion...WAY too convenient. Someone career is going to take a hit...unless it's Charlie Sheen and he will probably become a spokesperson for Valtrex...#loser

1208 days ago
128.

Wiley    

It also says the plaintiff is a "her" towards the end of the do***ent. Wasn't there another post here that explained that they did this on purpose?

1208 days ago
129.

Kabala    

I'm losing patience with this story - it's only so interesting because you won't tell us who the hell it is.

1208 days ago
130.

josh    

reading comments...my bet is that bree olson is suing charlie sheen. Vegas...videotape...recent split...Charlie begging for his job back.

She prob got the herpes from the day job. but that means nothing. The goal is to settle for big $$$.

1208 days ago
131.

Glo    

George Clooney or John Travolta

1208 days ago
132.

Shane D.    

lol, play wrestling? That sounds so corny. Man or women, its gay.

1208 days ago
133.

RLDAVIS70    

I assumed it as Mel Gibson except he really isn't a internation star anymore just a jerk.I also bet it was a guy on guy story too.

1208 days ago
134.

Crabby    

Sean Penn.

1208 days ago
135.

Kazza    

My moneys on Colin Farrell... The Sun newspaper's blacked out photo looks remarkably like him

1208 days ago
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