Here is the first photo of the three-month-old baby a Californian woman has alleged was secretly fathered by the pop world's biggest teen idol, Justin Bieber.
Mariah Yeater, 20, is pictured of the cover of U.S. magazine Star with her son, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, who was born on July 6.
In news which has stunned the world, the 17-year-old superstar is now at the centre of a paternity lawsuit which she filed on October 31.
Yeater has asked the star to submit to a paternity test, and a claim ‘to provide adequate support for my baby', for the tryst which she allegedly lasted no longer than 30 seconds.
In a legal statement, sworn under penalty of perjury, Yeater told a California court that Bieber propositioned her on October 25 of last year, when she was 19 after his concert and at L.A.'s Staples Center.
According to U.S. website Radar Online, Yeater told a judge: 'When I later realized I was pregnant with Justin Bieber's baby, I tried to contact him through his representatives but no one ever called me back.'
She added: 'On July 6, 2011, I gave birth to a baby boy.
That was exactly 36 weeks and two days after the sexual encounter with Justin Bieber.
'Based upon the timing as well as the fact there were no other possible men that I had sex with that could be the father of this baby, I believe that Justin Bieber is in fact the father of my baby.'
Bieber's spokesperson has vehemently denied the allegations: 'While we haven't yet seen the lawsuit, it's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims.
'We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.'
Yeater wrote a detailed statement about meeting her idol in papers submitted to a Los Angeles court.
She claims she was approached by a security guard while seated in the front row of the star's concert and asked if she wanted to meet the singer backstage.
She said: 'Immediately, it was obvious that we were mutually attracted to one another, and we began to kiss.
'Shortly thereafter, Justin Bieber suggested that I go with him to a private place where we could be alone.
'I agreed to go with him and on the walk to a private area, he told me he wanted to make love to me and this was going to be his first time.
'We went inside and immediately his personality changed drastically. He began touching me and repeatedly said he wanted to f*** the s*** out of me.
'At the time I asked him to put a condom on for protection, but he insisted that he did not want to.'
'In his own words, he said that because it was his first time he wanted to feel everything.'
She is said to have described the intercourse as 'brief', lasting 'approximately 30 seconds'.
However, Yeater's claim that she had sex with the star when she was 19 and he was aged 16 would mean under California law that he was underage.
And if the claims turn out to be true Yeater could lay herself open to a charge of statutory rape of a minor and would at least be guilty of a misdemeanour. But she would not have to register as sex offender if a conviction was upheld.
Yeater claims that after the encounter he refused to give her his phone number, and was 'not interested' in writing down her contact details.
She says that after learning she was pregnant she tried to get in touch with him via his representatives, but there was no response to her calls.
A court hearing is said to have been set for December 15.
Justin has been dating girlfriend Selena Gomez since the end of last year but the couple waited until the Oscars in March to make their first public debut together.
Last month when the couple were both in Winnipeg and they spent an amorous evening watching the basketball together and were seen smooching from a private box.
They also adopted a dog together, whom they have named Baylor, from an animal rescue centre in Winnipeg on October 14.
Bieber continued his professional duties last night in the wake of the claims with a performance on Dancing With The Stars.
Gomez also stepped out with a red carpet appearance at a charity event in Los Angeles.
In February this year Justin, who is a Christian, spoke out about pre-marital sex in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
He said: 'I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.'