Singer Brian McKnight has been ordered by a Florida court to pay more than $340,000 in child support to a woman who claims that her 14-year-old son is the result of a fling she had with the soul star. Miriam Lee filed paternity and child support documents in Orange County, FL, and McKnight failed to file documents addressing Lee's claim. As a result, the judge ruled McKnight the father.
McKnight now owes $11,388 of child support for each month of the 14-year-olds life. But the singer says that he is going to fight the ruling. A representative for McKnight says, "The judgment in Florida was a default judgment made without Brian present. He's still looking to establish paternity, and is awaiting the results of a recent test." A negative paternity test could reverse the judge's ruling.
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