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Justin Bieber baby case derailed by text messages

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Mariah Yeater sent incriminating texts

Mariah Yeater's texts to a friend show that she's probably -- okay, likely -- lying that Justin Bieber is her son's father.

Mariah Yeater claimed another man was her baby's father, not Justin Bieber

Mariah Yeater's paternity case against Justin Bieber is unraveling before our very eyes. TMZ has uncovered some text messages sent between the 20-year-old mother and her friends. In the texts, Yeater asks her friend to delete messages.

"ERASE ALL MESSAGES from my mom," the California woman texted to an unidentified friend. Yeater was talking about texts her mom had sent the friend referring to her ex-boyfriend, Robbie, as the father of three-month-old Tristyn.

"I'll kick u when we get paid," she added. Yeater reportedly sought a cash settlement before the accusations went public.

Don't these celebrity scammers ever learn? The first rule of scamming is to never leave a paper trail — you'll always get caught.

Another text message published by TMZ showed Yeater begging a friend to intervene with her ex.

"[John], would you please stress to Robbie how important it is for him to be in his son's life?" she wrote.

The bombshell comes just days after Yeater dropped her paternity suit against the singer. Two of her lawyers also dropped out of the case, citing her reliability.

"This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story. Our independent investigation indicates Ms. Yeater never met Justin, she has consistently identified another man as the child's father and Ms. Yeater and her co-conspirators hatched this scheme in order to extort money from him and to sell her story to the media," the Bieb's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, told TMZ.

"There have been no settlement discussions and there never will be."

However, Yeater's remaining lawyer, Jeffery Leving, still maintains that Bieber is the baby daddy.

"She believes Justin Bieber is the father. Right now there's no more interviews for Mariah Yeater, I'm not going to allow that. Secondly, negotiations are going on right now with Bieber's counsel and we're trying to negotiate a private, secure DNA test with the same safe guards that would exist if there were a court order, but without a court order," Leving told a Chicago news station.

Mariah, some advice: Stop this while you still can — otherwise, you might find yourself behind some prison walls.

Image courtesy WENN

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