Usher is recently involved in lawsuits concerning a couple of claims that he failed to warn his sexual partners about his STD diagnosis, which he knew about back in 2009 or 2010. According to court documents, one of Usher's accusers is a "Jane Doe," while another is a "John Doe," which hints at him possibly having sexual relations with both men and women.

Mixed reactions

Following the revelation that more than one person is filing a lawsuit against Usher, and that one of them is a male, many have expressed their concern for Usher's Sexuality. Many are wondering whether he is gay but pretending to be straight, and they are citing an already-deleted tweet by his former wife Tameka Foster, which said that gay men pretending to be straight should wear "bright wristbands."

However, Usher's current wife Grace Miguel firmly believes her husband and is allegedly not even concerned about the lawsuits.

The accusations that Usher has engaged in unprotected sexual acts are yet to be confirmed.

Usher himself does not seem to have a problem with being identified as a bisexual, as he mentioned that bisexuals make good best friends.

The real issue

The focus on Usher's sexuality is not something that should distract from the case, however. If he was indeed guilty of engaging in unprotected sex after failing to inform his partners of his STD diagnosis, all focus should be on his misdemeanor. There seems to be no point in wondering whether he is straight, gay, or bisexual. It does not make the claims entirely true or untrue, and neither does it acquit him of his wrongdoings.

Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who is also handling Blac Chyna's revenge porn case against Rob Kardashian following his Instagram rampage, revealed in a press release that she is representing three victims in a new lawsuit against Usher.

Under California law, the act has been downgraded from previously being a felony to now just being a misdemeanor. If Usher has indeed committed the act, he should be prosecuted for it. He does not need to be prosecuted for being gay or bisexual.

Typical of Hollywood

It may be the land where dreams come true, but Hollywood is also embroiled in issues that ruin marriages and ruin a person's career due to their sexuality.

Countless articles are dissecting a person's marriage and sexuality, and it does not do anyone any good. Just recently, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage.

Dustin Lance Black, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, and director, who is also engaged to Olympian Tom Daley, boldly said he has "no respect for someone who lies about their sexuality." More importantly, he said demands to conceal someone's sexuality are high in agents and managers with an "outdated notion of the price an actor might pay if it's discovered that they're LGBTQ." According to Black, this cripples the actors, whom managers look at as their investment.

In the case of Usher, his sexuality is being used to cast a negative light on the LGBTQ community because of what he has done wrong. Instead of focusing on his sexual preferences, the attention should be on improving awareness about STDs and one's rights after unknowingly engaging in unprotected sex.