DNA Test Disproves Chris Rock's Paternity
Comedian wants harrassment to stop
Despite DNA tests proving the contrary, a woman still insists on claiming that Rock fathered her teenaged son. In the face of the tabloid stories, Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock issued the following statement to TMZ.com:
"Though we prefer to keep our private life out of the media, we feel that it is necessary to respond to the many grossly inaccurate media reports that were sold to the tabloids by Kali Bowyer who falsely claimed that Chris Rock fathered her 13-year-old son. After multiple lies, including that Chris refused to establish paternity and after finding out that Ms. Bowyer has an extensive criminal record, we personally asked the court to help us establish paternity so that we could put this harassment to rest.
"Last week it was concluded through DNA testing that Chris is not the father of Ms. Bowyer's son. We have spent a tremendous sum to litigate this case and are asking our attorney to pursue all legal remedies against her. Additionally, we would like for any monies Ms. Bowyer has taken from the tabloid media based on this false story to be donated to Bulloch County, GA charities for the benefit of disadvantaged boys and girls. We also express our deepest prayers for the welfare of Ms. Bowyer's son who has been continuously embarrassed and exposed in the media by his mother.
"We are happy that this has come to an end."
The Rocks were married in November 1996 and have two daughters: Lola, 4, and Zahra, 2. Compton-Rock founded the non-profit salon StyleWorks, which provides full services free of charge to women who are getting their careers started after leaving welfare behind.
Rock, 42, is the grown-up narrator for the CW sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris." The comedian's recent film credits include "Head of State," "The Longest Yard," "Madagascar" and the upcoming "Bee Movie" as the voice of a mosquito.