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Canadian singer Justin Bieber poses for photographers at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in London (TOBY MELVILLE/Toby Melville/Reuters)
Canadian singer Justin Bieber poses for photographers at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in London (TOBY MELVILLE/Toby Melville/Reuters)

Justin Bieber denies paternity allegations Add to ...

Last week, the big Justin Bieber story was that he and his girlfriend were getting a puppy. This morning, it’s that the Canadian pop star is facing a gritty paternity suit in California.

Parents may have needed an extra shot of espresso this morning after their kids logged on to their various devices and saw the news.

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The 17-year-old is accused of impregnating a fan after a brief sexual encounter backstage at a Los Angeles concert, according to celebrity news and gossip site Radar Online .

His representatives are calling the claim "malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false," reports the site.

The original news appears in this week’s gossip magazine Star, in which 20-year-old Californian Mariah Yeater claims Bieber is the father of her three-month-old baby, reports the site.

"In a hand-signed affidavit, sworn under the penalty of perjury, Yeater told a California court that Bieber propositioned her on October 25 of last year, when she was 19," reports the site.

This led to sex in a bathroom sans condom, she claims.

The allegations have yet to be proven in court - the affidavit was reportedly filed on Monday.

On Twitter on Wednesday, Bieber wrote "all the rumours . . . the gossip . . . . Im gonna focus on the positives . . . . the music."

While the Biebs has long been a parent-approved pop idol - his music’s bearable and he’s pretty wholesome - the mop-haired teen has clearly been growing up in ways that might give a parent pause.

Not one for promise rings a la Jonas Brothers, Bieber has been unabashedly hinting at a sex life all year.

Racy photos of Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, romping on various beach sojourns are routine fodder for celebrity magazines and have no doubt given a few parents panic attacks. Especially these, from a vacation in May.

But a reportedly raunchy one-night-stand that resulted in a baby? That’s a hefty teachable moment for any parent.

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