Justin Bieber denies charges he fathered a child

NEW YORK - November 4, 2011 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.

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