Melanie Brown and attorney hold press conference in paternity battle
Spice girl Melanie Brown, 32, held a press conference today with her attorney, Gloria Allred, over her paternity battle with actor Eddie Murphy, 46. During the conference Gloria claimed Eddie ‘has not paid one penny of child support,’ to his daughter, Angel Iris, 4 months, and she plans to ask the court to award support and decide ‘what is reasonable.’ She added,
Murphy was promising to do the right thing but to date he has not done the right thing. Mr. Murphy can have all the babies he chooses to have, but his responsibility needs to be to his own children. [Brown] is seeking sole physical and legal custody.
Melanie spoke briefly and told reporters,
I am here for one reason and one reason only – her name is Angel.Angel is my baby and Eddie’s. She will always know that she was plannedand wanted by both of us, but I want her to know that she has twoparents who desire to be responsible for her during her life and wholove her so much that they want to be a part of it.
According to Gloria, communication has been made with Eddie’s attorney and they are now ‘moving forward.’
A DNA test taken in June by Eddie confirmed he is the father.
Thanks to CBB reader Tesia.