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Beyonce's Dad Slapped with Paternity Suit

10/2/2009 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned a woman has filed a paternity case against Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles.

Matthew Knowles

We've learned Alexsandra Wright filed the case in L.A. County Superior Court. Wright lives in L.A. -- she works in the name-branding business. We're told she's in her late 30s.

Wright, who is 6-months pregnant, filed the case last week, alleges Knowles is the father. Sources say Wright is repped by Neal Hersh, who is currently repping Lamar Odom in the prenup negotiations with Khloe Kardashian.

Mathew has been married to Tina Knowles since 1980.

Mathew could not be immediately reached for comment. Ditto Neal Hersh.

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31.

Skank    

I am SO sick of these men that get a little bit of money and fame, so they go out and CHEAT on their wives that were with them during their sorry ass looser days when he didn't have ANY money OR his DAUGHTERS money! Ass wipe!!!!

1785 days ago
32.

LIFE IS LIFE    

Mathew Knowles (born January 9, 1951) is an American music executive and manager from Gadsden, Alabama.
Knowles is an alumnus of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and he is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Knowles once worked as a six-figure employee before quitting his job to manage Girl's Tyme, later known as Destiny's Child. Mathew Knowles has been a executive producer or producer to many projects released by group and others. He is one of the executive producers of the 2009 thriller Obsessed which stars his oldest daughter Beyoncé.
In 2003, Knowles founded his own record label, Music World Entertainment. The record label is a division of the major label Columbia Records. The label produced many artist such as Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, and Solange Knowles, Sunshine Anderson, Trin-i-tee 5:7, The Pastor Rudy Experience, and Lil J. Xavier.
Mathew Knowles has also started or managed Music World Music. Music World Music is the label division of Music World Entertainment. This division consists of four imprints; Music World Kids, Compadre Records, Spirit Rising, and the digital label Hits Revealed. Music World’s artist roster includes artists signed to major label partners such as Columbia, Geffen Records and Interscope Records.
Knowles is married to stylist and House of Dereon owner Tina Knowles; together, they have two daughters, R&B singers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, both of whom are managed by Mathew. Knowles and his family are members of St. John's Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

1785 days ago
33.

ASHLEE    

ANOTHER SLIME BALL.............HE'S A POS ANYWAY!!!

1785 days ago
34.

A.B.    

I am very, very sorry to say this, I apologize so much - but isn't
Beyonce's father's nose a striking image of a man's private parts?

1785 days ago
35.

Lurker1    

Geeeezzzz, what an idiot! If you want to play, get a vasectomy so that some manipulative wh..., I mean woman doesn't take you to the cleaners and you don't bring a child into the world that is an embarrassment to your family.

1785 days ago
36.

stan    

Innocent til proven guilty.

1785 days ago
37.

Claudia    

Why everybody keep comparing Matthew with Joe Jackson, there can only be 1 Joseph Jackson in this world. Matthew is just plain no good. Joe Jackson is a straight Psycho, but he took his psychoism all the way to the bank!!! HELLO!!!!

1785 days ago
38.

D Jenkins    

Stedman is Byonces dad??????

1785 days ago
39.

TakeAGuess    

ahahahahahahaha they claim to be so perfect. I knew it all along.

1785 days ago
40.

JONS MOMMA    

JUST LIKE A BROTHA FROM DA HOOD! HOLLA!

1785 days ago
41.

Bird    

Embarrassing? Maybe. Unexpected? No. Get that money before the baby comes and keep it moving Miss Tina. You don't want to be dealing with his 6-figure monthly child support payments for the next 18 years.

1785 days ago
42.

Phishsteak    

I've heard the same thing, they are still married but live separate lives. The Joe and Katherine Jackson school of marriage.

1785 days ago
43.

Fred    

23. JUST LIKE A BROTHA FROM DA HOOD! HOLLA!

Posted at 6:09PM on Oct 2nd 2009 by SHA NEY NEY
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I know, right????? Man, that Letterman is something else! These dang brothas!

1785 days ago
44.

papa bear27    

People, please understand that high profile celebrities and people with a lot of money have allegations made against them DAILY in the hopes they will pay up and settle out of court to proctect their name/image. Remember that girl who accused Bill Cosby of being her dad? Well, when he demanded a paternity test... she DECLINED... she dragged Bill Cosby's name through through the "media mud" and SHE WAS A LIAR!!! The people who make these allegations "throw the dice" so to speak in the hopes of getting a fat paycheck. Most high profile people will throw money at a problem to "make it go away" and we, the public will never hear about it. Im no fan of Matthew Knowles, but lets see how this one plays out...

1785 days ago
45.

Rita    

There's no fool like an old fool. Do you not think the gold diggers are going to get themselves knocked u?. Get a vasectomy and breath easy.

1785 days ago
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