Justin Bieber denies charges he fathered a child

In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, singer Justin Bieber attends the Fashion Night Out Dolce & Gabbana event at the Dolce & Gabbana store in New York. The singer is the first artist on the Universal Music roster to have part of his album sales benefit a charity. (AP Photo/Donald Traill, file)

November 4, 2011 9:59:44 AM PDT
Justin Bieber is denying allegations he fathered a child and says he has never met the woman who filed the paternity suit against him.The teen heartthrob said Friday during a brief appearance on NBC's "Today" show: "None of it is true."

He called it "crazy" that anyone would make up such a story.

The paternity suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Maria Yeater. She had just turned 19 when she says she and Bieber, then 16, had a brief sexual encounter after one of the singer's concerts last fall.

Los Angeles police have said Yeater could be investigated for having had sex with a minor.

Bieber, on hand to promote a Christmas album, returns to "Today" to perform live Nov. 23.