Married R&B Singer Says He Doesn’t Know If He’s Really The Father Of His 11 Year Old Son
112’s Q is waging a secret legal battle over whether he really is the father of an 11 year old love child that he’s been paying to support since the boy was born.
A judge has granted Q’s request to take a DNA test last week to see if he was really the father of Josiah Barnett after the singer claimed that the boy’s mom, Leah Steele Barnett, manipulated him into the child support agreement by threatening to tell Parker’s wife about their affair, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
Q -real name Quinnes Parker – said in court papers that he was forced into the child support deal through “acts of fraud and duress,” and Steele Barnett only produced testing results that were supposed to identify genetic defects, and not an actual DNA test to prove he was the father.
“In our case, Ms. Steele used the results of this exam to pressure Mr. Parker into stipulating he was the father of her child and agreeing to a support judgment without the benefit of counsel,” Q’s petition says. “Moreover, knowing that Mr. Parker was married at the time if their affair, Ms. Steele used the threat of disclosure of such to Mr. Parker’s wife and family as a method to induce Mr. Parker into consenting to support of her child.”
Parker said that after he agreed to the child support order, Steele Barnett blocked several of his attempts to get a paternity test.
Parker, who has participated in a fatherhood initiative, insisted in court papers that he’s not trying to shirk his responsibilities of being a father, but just wants to know if the boy is really his son.
“Ultimately, Mr. Parker is not looking to avoid responsibility if Ms. Steele’s child is his,” Parker’s petition reads. “However, Mr. Parker simply wishes to base his support on trustworthy paternity results with a paternity agreement he is not forced into as a hostage of his marital situation and stature as an entertainer with assistance of competent counsel.”