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Mike Epps Hit With Paternity Suit

3/22/2008 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mike EppsComedian Mike Epps isn't just a sidekick anymore. He's finally starring in his own drama -- a paternity suit!

The married actor who has appeared in movies such as "Next Friday" and "Resident Evil: Extinction," is being named as the baby daddy to a Georgia woman who gave birth in December 2007.

Randy Kessler, the woman's lawyer, says Epps has refused to submit to a paternity test or provide any support for the child, saying, "We are not asking for the moon, we are just asking him to take a paternity test. Once the tests are completed and paternity is confirmed, hopefully, Mr. Epps will do the right thing and begin to provide for his child."

Kessler says he and his client initially wanted to work things out privately, but those efforts have been ignored by Epps and his camp. The paternity suit was filed in early February, and since then, Kessler says he has sent five letters and made a number of phone calls to Epps' lawyers -- and all he got back was silence.

Calls to Mike Epps' rep have not been returned.

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16.

Johnny Lawson    

#15,

That is true, it does take two to tango....it just seems he's taking the brunt of the heat even though she was a willing participant (I hope!)

2355 days ago
17.

Kat    

where is maury povich when you need him?

2355 days ago
18.

Standards are badly needed.    

He's a sprinter as well as a comedian. Watch him Run Away.

2355 days ago
19.

tim king    

IMPEACH TERRORISTS HERBERT HOOVER BUSH, AND HITLER CHENEY, WHAT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ? DUMP THOSE CORRUPT AND DISASTER REPUBLICONS.

2355 days ago
20.

Well    

Well this is exactly what she gets. She didn't have a problem playing second class when she was getting screwed and she knew he was married. Now all of the sudden she expects to get treated like she matters. She doesn't. Bottom line, she will get paid if it's his eventually she is just going to have to work for it a little more than laying on her back. These trifflin skank hoes are getting just a taste of what they deserve. I don't feel sorry for her or her little bastard child. This is what she wanted to be a second class citizen. She'll get her money soon enough and then she can get about her business of being a high paid trick. He should have known better. You go looking for trash, you come up with garbage and now he's going to pay.

2354 days ago
21.

Standards are badly needed.    

For Well@7:28AM - Here's a slightly less ridiculous take on your exact words.

Well this is exactly what he gets. He didn't have a problem playing second class when he was getting screwed and he knew he was married. Now all of the sudden he expects to get treated like he matters. He doesn't. Bottom line, she will get paid if it's his eventually he is just going to have to work for it a little more than laying on his back. These trifflin skank hoes are getting just a taste of what they deserve. I don't feel sorry for him or his little bastard child. This is what he wanted to be a second class citizen. He'll get her money soon enough and then he can get about his business of being a high paying trick. She should have known better. You go looking for trash, you come up with garbage and now he's going to pay.

2354 days ago
22.

whodunit    

Mike,
Regardless of the outcome or rumors, you need to be mindful of the woman you love and the children you have with her! Hopefully, in the future, you'll THINK before letting someone with less morals into your realm! Life is short. Love is important. Vows mean something and gold diggers mean...TROUBLE! Be happy and thankful for what you have and put into perspective the intent of others. Weakness is contagious. Strength can be lonely, but honorable. Where do you stand or lie, in this case?!
Your wife is an extraordinary woman with heart and soul love for you. How blessed you are to have such faith given to you. It's your turn. If you made this mistake, own up. If you didn't -fight like hell! Know there are many of us who are behind your FAMILY! Nothing is impossible but many things are probable. Your an actor, what is your CHARACTER? Never forget that your job as a father is to make sure your daughters have higher standards. THINK. PRAY. BELIEVE!

2353 days ago
23.

whodunit    

Mike,
What kind of women do you want your girls to grow up to be? Your wife is one in a million and loves you, heart and soul. If you made a mistake, own it. if you did not, fight it, but be mindful of those you love the most and stand firm. Never let any one or any temptation divide your path! So many are affected/infected by your choices. Be aware and clear BEFORE you act. What follows can destroy the very foundation of what you stand for. We all expect more from you and will accept nothing more than your honesty. Self respect and respect for your chosen mate and children are paramount. It's ok to fall, but always remember: The best part about falling...is that...you ALWAYS bounce! Take the test and have confidence that those who love you will forgive and stand beside you! Then...ZIP IT UP...KEEP IT COVERED AND.....RUN LIKE HELL WHEN THE CHICKS CLUCK!
You're too good for anything less! BELIEVE! Fame is money. Integrity is faith!

2353 days ago
24.

TLB    

U have some good ****! That I do know! & u have to be more carefully who u **** down! Money is the rule of all evil! Handle Ur business...children need a mother & Daddy figure nowadays. What if Ur child becomes famous like u?

1055 days ago
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