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Clayton Echard is sharing receipts amid his ongoing alleged paternity scandal.
“This is the timeline. The fact will at all times set you free,” the previous Bachelor, 30, wrote through Instagram Story on Thursday, September 21, alongside a screenshot of an e-mail receipt from a DNA testing firm. His publish comes after his ex alleged he wasn’t cooperating with organising a take a look at.
According to Echard’s e-mail, he obtained a receipt for the $725 paternity take a look at earlier on Thursday.
“I’ll take my portion of the take a look at on the twenty seventh of September,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Maryland-based lab, noting his alleged ex will “take her portion” on October 2. “Results will then take a couple of week to get again. I consider we’re all on the identical web page,” he concluded.
Echard was named in a lawsuit in August by an unnamed lady, who opted to stay nameless, claiming that he bought her pregnant following a one-night stand. The 33-year-old has requested that Echard take a paternity take a look at earlier than her unborn twins arrive in February.
Echard informed The Sun in a Monday, September 18, assertion that he didn’t have “sexual activity” with the lady, denying her claims.
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In the courtroom paperwork, the unidentified lady claimed that Echard didn’t consider she was pregnant when she knowledgeable him of the information in June. He allegedly later texted her, “I needed you to return over to substantiate what I used to be doubting. And you probably did affirm that. So, I don’t see you as a liar anymore.”
The lady additional alleged that whereas Echard initially agreed to take a paternity take a look at, he “refused” to undergo with it after she paid a $725 deposit. The former soccer participant informed The Sun on Monday that he was the one to request the paternity take a look at earlier than calling her claims “baseless” and “missing in advantage.”
Immediately following the take a look at, each events are set to look in courtroom on September 28 for an early decision convention.
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Echard rose to fame as one in every of Michelle Young’s suitors on The Bachelorette season 18. He was then solid because the season 26 lead of The Bachelor, the place he ended the present courting finalist Susie Evans. (Evans, 30, left the present forward of the finale and the pair reconciled after filming wrapped.)
Echard and Evans finally break up in September 2022. “We simply needed to finally be there for one another and be supportive,” he completely informed Us Weekly in February. “And that’s why we’ve been very adamant about letting folks know that like, ‘Hey, I’ve bought nothing however love for her.’ We each know that we might have finished issues in a different way, however finally, the end result was the end result.”