German woman claims 'her father' Macca faked paternity test
Friday, May 18, 2007
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Paul McCartney arrived at London's Charlotte Street hotel on May 17.
Bettina Hubers in 1982.
A German prosecutor says Sir Paul McCartney is being investigated for allegedly faking a paternity test he took more than two decades ago to prove he was not the father of an illegitimate German girl.
Bettina Hubers, 46, has always claimed the former Beatle is her father, following an affair with her mother Erika, now 64, in the days when the band played in the Starlight club in Hamburg.
Erica, a nightclub waitress who claimed she had a threeyear affair with him, gave birth to Bettina in December 1962.
She filed a lawsuit seeking alimony, claiming he had asked her to have an abortion. Sir Paul denied parenthood but paid Erica the equivalent of £10,000 at today’s rates.
He later said: "It was 1966 and we were due to do a European tour. I was told that if the maintenance question wasn’t settled we couldn’t go to Germany."
Lawsuits followed after Ms Hubers turned 18 and in 1983 the Hubers went to court in Berlin asking for maintenance of about £375 per month and a declaration from Sir Paul that he was the father.
He took a blood test which indicated he was not, but the court rejected the evidence and ordered him to pay full maintenance.
Bettina Hubers then posed naked for High Society magazine for £600, saying she had to do it because of delays in maintenance payments.
However, by the time she was 22 and settled in Berlin as a hairdresser, she lost her court cases on appeal and was liable for legal costs of £60,000.
Sir Paul’s lawyer Dr Klaus Wachs advised him to pay the money.
Ms Hubers now claims Sir Paul sent a double along to take the 1983 paternity test.
She said: "The signature on the documents he signed at the time were false. We found that the signature is from a righthanded person and he is not.
"I want a new paternity test. It is my right. It has taken so long because we have been fighting to find out the truth."
Michael Grunwald, a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office in Berlin, confirmed case Az.: 61 Js 1160/2007 concerned Sir Paul and the fatherhood issue adding: "Yes, there is a complaint of fraud against him that we are investigating."
If the prosecutor finds there is a case to answer Sir Paul could be arrested the next time he sets foot in Germany.