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January 28, 2006
Egyptian Court Rules a Positive DNA Test Not Sufficient to Prove Popular Actor is Father of Child
An Egyptian family court judge ruled on Thursday that a positive DNA test was not enough to prove that a popular actor was the father of her baby girl. The court refused the mother’s request that the actor be recognized as the girl’s father, saying that while the test showed he was, the mother could not produce proof that they had had a secret, informal marriage. The paternity suit against the young TV star raised a scandal in Egypt, when the mother went public last year with her intention to bear a child as a single mother and would try to prove that the actor, who has also hosted religious programs directed to youth, was the father of a child now 15 months old. Source: AP, Khaleej Times Online, khaleejtimes.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited January 28, 2006, reo).
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