If you become famous, they will come...for your money. He's only 17, but as you've probably heard, Justin Bieber is facing a 20-year-old California woman's lawsuit claiming that Biebs fathered her child backstage after a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. She wants $12,000 a month in child support and requested that the court compel Bieber to take a paternity test to determine if he's the baby-daddy of her 3-month-old child. Adding insult to injury, she's saying that the encounter lasted only 30 seconds.
Bieber's publicist vigorously denies the claims. The only exciting result we can see from all this drama is an electric dance by the teenager after learning from Maury Povich that "You are NOT the father!" But it will be a hassle for his people, like it was for a bunch of male celebs before him. Click on for the most ridiculous paternity tales to come before Beiber.
The legendary stand-up comedian has been plagued for more than 10 years by a woman claiming he knocked her up. A late 1990s encounter between Rock and a blonde model named Monika Zsibrita produced a baby girl, Zsibrita alleged, although two DNA tests following the baby's birth disproved his paternity. The L.A. Times reported in 2009 that the encounter "led to a paternity suit, then tabloid headlines, an allegation of rape, the hiring of private investigator, two DNA tests, a confidential settlement, testimony before a federal jury" and then a new civil suit. More unsavory details here.
Moral of the story: Don't stick your d*** in crazy models, no matter how hot she may be.
A Trinidad woman's claim that Jay-Z fathered her child nine years ago, which proved just plain stupid, originated in Star magazine--hardly a beacon of truth. The tabloid reported that a DNA test "definitively proved" Jay was the father about a month after Beyoncé revealed her baby bump at the MTV Awards (coincidence!). Star's source, however, 67-year-old Jerald Andrews, later told the New York Daily News: "I know [the woman], but I've never spoken to her or my son about this. They're very private people. The stuff about the DNA test was on the internet. It's all from an old article on the internet. I don't know if it's true." Well then.
Moral of the story: People will say what they want about you and tabloids will report what those people say. Other people will buy those papers and believe it's true. That's the hard-knock celeb life.
Here's how this one ended: An Ontario judge dismissed a paternity suit against Reeves, which sought $3 million a month in spousal support and $150,000 a month in retroactive child support. Karen Sala, the woman who went after Reeves, claimed he fathered her four children and alleged, "Reeves uses hypnosis and disguises himself as different people, including her now ex-husband," CTV News reported. "I didn't know he was Keanu Reeves," Sala said. "To me he was Marty Spencer." This suit might be the actual reason for Keanu's sadness.
Moral of the story: If you become famous, delusional people will claim\you fathered their children not as yourself but as a dude named Marty Spencer.
Although the late King of Pop repeatedly denied that hit song "Billie Jean" referred to the so-named woman (though it may not be her real name) who claimed in 1987 and again in 2008 that Jackson fathered her children, he did say: "There were a lot of Billie Jeans out there. Every girl claimed that their son was related to one of my brothers." Draw your own conclusion.
Moral of the story: Sometimes paternity suits can inspire awesome music. Can't wait to see what Bieber puts out next.
This recent case is backward: A Washington, D.C., man named Leicester Bryce Stovell claimed that he is the father, of NBA star LeBron James. Stovell, who does look surprisingly similar to LBJ, claims that he met and slept with James' mother Gloria back in 1984, however a DNA test indicated that Stovell is NOT the father. The presiding judge tossed the case, determining that there were insufficient facts to support any of his eight claims. Air ball!
Moral of the story: If you are a tall, black athletic man--and slept with Gloria James--you are not necessarily LeBron's father.