Rumors circulating Wednesday say the woman claiming to have had a child with Justin Bieber has dropped her paternity suit against the pop sensation, and her legal team quit the case.
"Extra" confirmed lawyers Lance Rogers and Matthew Pare are no longer representing Mariah Yeater in the case, while TMZ reported the suit was quietly dismissed late last week.
According to RadarOnline.com, however, Yeater has a new legal team, headed by Chicago lawyer Jeffrey Leving, and the suit is still on.
In a phone interview with WGN/TV in Chicago, Leving stated, "I did not step down and there is a legal team. It's a new legal team. In light of death threats against my client, strategies have been reviewed... the San Diego team has been replaced by John Carlson from Los Angeles."
Leving continued, "Negotiations are going on right now with Bieber's counsel and we're trying to negotiate a private, secure DNA test with the same safeguards that would exist if there were a court order, but without a court order. The case is completely out of control and I don't want something terrible to happen to my client or her child."
In the lawsuit that was originally filed, Yeater claimed she and the the singer had sex in a backstage bathroom at an October 25, 2010 concert.
UPDATE: Leving told The Associated Press Wednesday the suit was recently removed without prejudice but could be refiled at a later date. A hearing set for December 15 has been canceled.