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Third test says Marc Anthony not a dad

Miami singer has claimed he fathered her son
/ Source: The Associated Press

A third paternity test has confirmed that Marc Anthony didn’t father a child with a Cuban dancer as she has claimed, the singer’s lawyer said.

Elizabeth Leyva, who lives in Miami, brought a paternity lawsuit in a Florida court, alleging that Anthony is the father of her son, who was born late last year.

Orchid GeneScreen, which has labs in Dallas and Dayton, Ohio, conducted the most recent DNA test on Aug. 13, concluding that Anthony wasn’t the father, lawyer Orin Snyder said Monday.

“The three leading paternity labs in the world have confirmed scientifically that he is not the father,” Snyder said. “There is no reality to this claim whatsoever.”

Snyder said he has contacted Leyva’s lawyers, asking her to drop the lawsuit.

Leyva’s lawyers couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

In June, a judge in the Dominican Republic approved a divorce for Anthony and Dayanara Torres, a Puerto Rican who was crowned Miss Universe in 1993. They have two children.

Anthony reportedly married singer-actress Jennifer Lopez days after the divorce, at Lopez’s home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Anthony, who was born in New York but whose parents are Puerto Rican, has declined to confirm it.