Justin Bieber: "Paternity Lawsuit Was Unfortunate"

18 November 2011, 15:24 | Updated: 18 November 2011, 15:35

The 'Mistletoe' singer says the paternity suit filed against him earlier this month was an "unfortunate" situation.

Justin Bieber has spoken out about the paternity case against him being dropped and says he doesn't understand why people make false accusations.

The ‘Baby’ singer has stayed relatively quiet about the controversy that erupted earlier this month when 20 year-old Mariah Yeater filed a lawsuit claiming he was the father of her three month-old child.

However, now the paternity suit has been dismissed, Justin claims he is ready to move on and “be positive” about the future.

“As far as the whole baby situation, you know it’s unfortunate that it had to happen like that – that people make false accusations,” Bieber said, during an interview on New York station Z100 yesterday (18th November).

“But things happen in this industry and you just have to keep your head high and be positive, and that’s all I really have to say.”

Justin explained the allegations against him have been particularly difficult to deal with because he knows many young people look up to him as a role model.

He added: “If you’re doing bad things to be getting press I think that’s really sad.”

Justin Bieber released festive album ‘Under The Mistletoe’ last month alongside single ‘Mistletoe’, and will follow up with a cover of ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town’ as the second single.