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Mel B to sue Eddie Murphy for child support

Friday, August 03, 2007
Spice Girl Melanie Brown plans to take her ex-boyfriend comedian Eddie Murphy to court to claim child-support payments.

According to Hollywood.com, the singer wants to "to decide what is reasonable" and was "appalled and shocked" when Murphy announced their break-up on a Dutch TV show last year and denied fathering her then-unborn child.

What went widely in Mel's favour were the paternity test results of Murphy in June which proved that the 'Dreamgirls' actor is the father of her four-month-old baby Angel Iris.

"He has not paid one penny of child support and that a paternity case has been filed against him. We've had communication with his attorney, and now we're moving forward. Mr. Murphy was promising to do the right thing but to date he has not done the right thing. Mr. Murphy can have all the babies he chooses to have, but his responsibility needs to be to his own children. (Brown) is seeking sole physical and legal custody," says Mel's lawyer Gloria Allred.

"I want (Angel) to know that she has two parents," adds Mel B.

The news comes only a few days after Murphy confirmed reports he has become engaged to girlfriend Tracey Edmonds, who he began dating after splitting with the Spice Girls star last year.

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