Usher's '$1m payout' to STI woman

Leaked court papers published by Radar Online claim the US singer contracted herpes in 2009 or 2010.

The unnamed woman is said to have been "devastated" and "extremely depressed" after testing positive for the disease.

Usher, 38, was accused of having unprotected sex with the woman while knowing he carried the virus.

White House's first female usher leaves

"We left on very good terms and wish her the best and certainly hope for great things for her in the future," deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Friday's press briefing.

"However, it's not uncommon that you might have a transition when a new administration comes in and it's simply nothing more than that," Huckabee Sanders said, adding that the deputy usher will be serving as the acting usher in the meantime.