Justin Bieber paternity suit dropped

(CBS/AP) -- Justin Bieber's baby drama is over.

An attorney for a woman who claims Bieber, 17, is the father of her baby boy says her paternity suit has been withdrawn as both camps are trying to address the matter out of court.

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Lawyer Jeffrey Leving said Wednesday the suit filed in San Diego Superior Court by 20-year-old Mariah Yeater was recently removed without prejudice. However, the lawsuit could be refiled at a later date.

Earlier, Reuters reported, citing a source close to the case, that Yeater has dropped the paternity suit. TMZ reported that she "quietly dismissed" the lawsuit last week, and that her lawyers had withdrawn from the case.

Yeater claimed that she and Bieber had a brief sexual encounter following one of his concerts last fall. She was seeking financial support from the "Baby" singer, and may have also faced statutory rape charges because the singer was 16 at the time of the alleged encounter.

Bieber has said he's never met Yeater and has denied allegations that he fathered Yeater's son, who was born in July. Representatives say he still plans on submitting to a paternity test.

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