Woman drops lawsuit that claims 'celebrity' gave her herpes while he was in Royal Oak

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DETROIT – A woman who filed a lawsuit claiming she was infected with genital herpes after repeated sexual encounters with a "celebrity" while he was living in Royal Oak this summer has dropped it.

The lawsuit was filed Monday and sought $75,000 in damages because an unnamed celebrity, who is from California, was negligent in transmitting the herpes simplex virus II to the woman - who is now living in New York.

The lawsuit said the two had sexual encounters during July, "primarily at his residence in Royal Oak."

The woman said she did not, and has not, had sexual encounters with anyone other than the celebrity since July. But on Tuesday, the woman dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice, which means it it could be returned to court.