Funnyman Chris Rock has lashed out at the woman who went public with claims he was the father of her teenage lovechild, after a DNA test proved the comedian is not the daddy.
Rock has been keen to keep his comments to himself ever since Kali Bowyer accused the comic of fathering her 13-year-old son earlier this year (07), but now he has released a statement after test results proved Bowyer picked the wrong man to go after.
In the statement, signed off by Rock and his wife Malaak, the couple states, "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.
"We have spent a tremendous sum to litigate this case and are asking our attorney to pursue all legal remedies against her (Bowyer).
"Additionally, we would like for any monies Ms. Bowyer has taken from the tabloid media, based on this false story to be donated to 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."
Rock has been married to Malaak for 11 years. The couple has two children.