Ne-Yo is being sued by a former love interest who falsely claimed he was the father of her child.

The 30-year-old singer - who has two children Madilyn Grace and Mason Evan with his actress fiancee Monyetta Shaw - has been named in a new lawsuit filed by Jessica White, who claims he defamed her in an interview on VH1's 'Behind the Music' last year.

According to gossip website TMZ.com, Jessica claims Ne-Yo painted her as ''an unchaste woman who deliberately tricked him into believing he was the father of her child ... so that she could fraudulently bilk him of 'ungodly amounts of money,'' during the interview.

The graphic designer and photographer claims she didn't know he was not the father of her son, who she gave birth to in 2005 while she was dating the singer, until a paternity test proved it.

She also claims that the 'Sexy Love' singer was aware that he might not be the child's father because she told him at the time but he still proceeded to trash her in the interview and suggested she tried to defraud him on purpose.

Jessica - who says she has been subjected to unprovoked verbal attacks from strangers calling her a ''c**t'', ''b***h'' ''pathetic'' and ''gold-digging bitch'' - also claims her career has been damaged by the paternity scandal and is suing for unspecified damages.

The former couple are rumoured to have had a confidentiality agreement in place.