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The Justin Bieber baby-daddy saga continues! On Wednesday, we learned that 20-year-old Mariah Yeater had dropped her paternity lawsuit, but still wanted 17-year-old Biebs to take a DNA test to see if he's the father of her 3-month-old son Tristyn. Today, TMZ dropped a bombshell: a series of text messages that may prove that Yeater never believed Bieber was her baby's daddy.
In a text, allegedly sent by Yeater Wednesday, she asks a friend to erase messages from her mother that say that Tristyn is another man's son. Then Yeater promises to give her pal a cut of the money once Bieber pays her off!
"Pleeease ERASE ALL MESSAGES from my mom where she says Tristyn is Robbies Son," reads the pleading text message. "Ill kick u when we get paid. im trusting you pleeeease."
The friend -- who disclosed the texts to TMZ under condition of anonymity -- says he has been in touch with Yeater since before the baby was born. He showed TMZ other texts from Yeater that indicate that this other guy, "Robbie," is Tristyn's dad. One text from August reads, "Would you please stress to Robbie how important it is for him to be in his son's life?"
This certainly weakens Yeater's claim -- especially because Robbie, whoever he may be, is now the third man Mariah Yeater has allegedly called the father of her baby. Earlier this month, an ex-boyfriend named John Terranova told the New York Post that Yeater told him he was Tristyn's father.
"After I told her that's not my kid, you've only been here for a week, then she told me, 'No, I got pregnant before I left by you,'" said Terranova, who dated Yeater for four years before she left Las Vegas for California. "But it didn't make sense because she had a doctor's note saying she wasn't pregnant enough for that to be possible. It didn't add up."
Terranova told the Post that he doesn't believe the Bieber story for a second. And as far as Bieber's attorney is concerned, the newly published text messages discredit Yeater entirely.
"This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story," the pop star's lawyer -- who is now in possession of the seemingly damning text-message evidence -- tells TMZ. "Our independent investigation indicates Ms. Yeater never met 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."
It's looking that way, isn't it? If that's the case, though, the 20-year-old single mom should brace herself: Even though she rescinded the paternity suit, Bieber's camp could still make good on their threat to sue her for filing a malicious claim.
"There have been no settlement discussions," says Bieber's lawyer, "and there never will be."