London: Pop sensation Justin Bieber has denied claims by a Californian woman that he fathered a child with her after a brief sexual encounter.
Mariah Yeater, 20, has filed legal papers stating she had sex with 17-year-old Bieber Oct 25 last year following the singer`s performance at Los Angeles` Staples Center.
She said he was the dad of her four-month-old son Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, who was born July 6.
Bieber`s representative called the allegations "malicious and false".
The statement issued on website RadarOnline.com said: "While we haven`t yet seen the lawsuit, it`s sad someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims. We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin."
A court hearing has been scheduled for Dec 15.