Boy George scoffs at paternity allegation

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THE pop star Boy George yesterday denied the claim of a woman living in the US that he was the father of her seven-year-old son.

He scoffed at the suggestion and said it would have to be a miracle. 'I have never penetrated a woman in my life so it is unlikely to be me,' he told magistrates in Marylebone, London, during a 20-minute maintenance hearing.

'I don't know who this woman is, I don't even know her name. She is a total mystery. I have never met her in my life,' said Boy George, 32, who appeared under his real name, George O'Dowd.

The former Culture Club star, who shares a mansion in Hampstead, north London, with his boyfriend of eight years, is opposing an application from the woman, who is making the claim from the US and cannot be identified for legal reasons. She did not attend court.

The case was adjourned until 8 March next year after the court advised him that he could have a blood sample sent to the US for analysis or have the test in the UK.

Boy George said later: 'The first I heard of it was when I got the court papers through the post. I don't care less about it, I'll just have a blood test and prove I'm not the father.' He added: 'My boyfriend thinks that it is really hilarious, and so does my mother.' The singer, who became a Buddhist after kicking a drug habit, now fronts a band called Jesus Loves You and earns pounds 500 a night as a club disc jockey.