Papa’s Got a Brand New Boy!
Posted May 3rd 2008 11:05AM by TMZ Staff
Guess he really was the hardest working man in show business: A DNA test done by James Brown’s widow show he’s the father of little James Brown II.
The attorney for James Brown II says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claims to be the singer’s widow. The attorney says that the 6-year-old boy was tested in April, before the paternity test was ordered by a judge. “If that was James Brown’s bone we tested, that’s James Brown’s kid,” says Robert Archer, PhD, director of Genetic Identity labs of Eugene, OR. Read the rest of this entry »
BY ART HARRIS, (c), www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
The Bald Truth has obtained a secret DNA test that establishes the late Godfather of Soul fathered the now six year old boy he nicknamed “Little Man” and considered his son, James Brown II, by Tomie Rae Hynie Brown.
“If that was James Brown’s bone we tested, that’s James Brown’s kid,” says Robert Archer, PHd, director of Genetic Identity labs of Eugene, Oregon in an exclusive interview with The Bald Truth.
“The alleged father (James Brown) cannot be excluded as the biological father of the child since they share genetic markers,” says the lab’s paternity screening report dated April 18, 2008. A copy obtained by The Bald Truth reports “the probability of paternity is 99.999975 as compared to an untested, unrelated man of the African American population.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Art Harris, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
In a world wide web exclusive, The Bald Truth has learned Larry Birkhead has once again won another round against his fired attorney Debra Opri to have their $620,000 fee dispute settled in front of a jury, not binding arbitration.
The judge who earlier rejected Opri’s petition to force arbitration with her ex-client in order to recoup what she says is $620,000 in unpaid legal fees said he was right the first time when he ruled against her. On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles C. Lee upheld his earlier ruling, rejecting her argument there was new evidence to consider.
“There are no new facts, circumstances or law,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles C. Lee wrote in a two-page opinion. “The declarations provided by [Opri] could have been supplied earlier in a timely fashion, but were not.” On Sept. 6, he ruled binding arbitration was not mandatory in Opri’s contract with Birkhead.
“In layman’s terms,” Birkhead attorney Michael A. Trope told me in an exclusive interview Thursday morning after beating back Opri’s lawyers in Los Angeles Superior Court , “we asked for a jury trial. There was a hearing on that and the judge ruled that was the proper thing to do. Opri didn’t like that decision, so they filed a motion to ask the court to think about their previous ruling again, and today the court denied their request.”
Trope argued why Opri’s motion should be shot down in papers filed October 12 we’ve obtained exclusively and post here trope-10-12-2007-birkhead-opposition-opri.pdf for the first time.
Ca. Attorney General Jerry Brown presser on raid.
By Art Harris, (c)www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
The Insideronline has just broken exclusive new information I’ve learned that lawyers for Anna Nicole Smith’s personal psychiatrist Thursday went into Los Angeles Superior court to challenge the search warrant used in last Friday’s raid on the home of Dr. Kristine Erosovich.
Her lawyers, along with a half dozen agents from the California Department of Justice appeared in court in downtown Los Angeles for a brief hearing, but Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler continued the proceeeding until Dec. 5.
Sources close to the case tell The Bald Truth the doctor’s lawyers aim to challenge the state’s search warrant as “overly broad” and request agents return personal items including cds and dvds seized in the 6:30 am raid last Friday, claiming they are protected under the privilege of doctor-patient relationship. A Special Master was appointed to review the items.
Lawyers for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, whose home and office were raided as well, are expected to challenge the search warrant on the same grounds, but were not in court Wednesday.
Kapoor prescribed the late Playboy centerfold methadone for pain; “Dr. Kris,” as Anna Nicole called her, prescribed her extensive pain killers and the sleeping aid chloral hydrate, which was ruled as the main culprit in her accidental overdose in February. Read the rest of this entry »