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Mistress Files Paternity Action Against Tiger

6/17/2010 6:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned porn star Devon James has just filed a paternity action against Tiger Woods.

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Alleged mistress #15 filed legal docs in Manatee County, Florida, asking a judge to determine the paternity of Austin Brinling, her 9-year-old son.  James filed the action under her legal name, Melinda Jannette.  The respondent on the petition is Elderick [sic] Woods.

According to documents attached to the petition and obtained by TMZ, the legal action is designed to "establish paternity, parental responsibility, time-sharing, and/or child support of a minor child or children."  The document goes on:  "This means that you are trying to legally establish who is the father of the child."

As we first reported, James' mother (who currently has custody of the boy) claims a DNA test was performed in 2002 and showed another man was the daddy.

James does not believe her mother really has any DNA results and her rep tells us she wants to force Tiger to submit to DNA testing.

We shot video of James at the courthouse, talking about her legal move.  It will be posted shortly.

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31.

Sally    

My question is why didn'tshe do this 9 years ago when the child was born? Why now other than it is additional publicity for her and keeps her in the public spotlight. I hope Tiger does not waste any time in getting the DNA test and resolves the issue once and for all ASAP.

1566 days ago
32.

jxtr    

Is she going to file paternity suits against ALL the men she had sex with during that timeframe? Oh, I forgot she's a prostitute and probably do not recall the identity of most of her customers.

1566 days ago
33.

peachyz    

I agree with henry hill,,tiger need to leave those white girls alone. They only want him because he has money. White girls are like aids,,they will kill ya.

1566 days ago
34.

delbyn    

Why would you wait 9 YEARS to do this??? Can you say CHA-CHING! Money Money Money Mooooney.... Mooooney!

1566 days ago
35.

S D M F    

Regions Bank of Orlando FL filed two lawsuits on 12/23/2008 naming Menaker Investments I as the defendant.
** 2008-CA-0033992-O for default of $3,880,000.00
** 2008-CA-0033999-O for default of $2,510,000.00



Regions Bank filed the lawsuit on 1/27/2009 naming Giles-Menaker, LLC as the defendant.
** 2009-CA-002547-O for default of $1,700,000.00



Mitch Menaker files for Bankruptcy on 7/29/2009



Mitch Menaker forms MMDL LLC with Donald Lake (former Vice President of Private Banking at Regions Bank, Orlando, FL) on 6/8/2009



Donald Lake leaves his position with Regions Bank, Orlando FL after 6½ years to go into business with Mitch Menaker.



Mitch Menaker is granted bankruptcy 11/5/2009



Mitch Menaker and Donald Lake start I Scream Humour Enterprises
** Donald Lake is CFO
** www.iscreamhumour.com



***ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD***



Here is what I am finding hard to accept:
How does a man default on over $8,000,000 in construction loans from Regions Bank of Orlando FL, File for and get approved for bankruptcy, and in the meantime form and develop a new business with the man who was the main contact with Regions Bank for both companies?



How does Regions Bank of Orlando, FL. allow for the overdraft of a "purchase card" to reach over $140,000 before turning it off (as laid out in lawsuit)?



Mitch Menaker also defaulted on over $2,000,000 from Suntrust Bank; $560...,000 from Fifth Third Bank; $4,000,000 from Mercantile Bank; $6,000,000 from Mercantile Bank



Mitch Menaker opened two specialty stores in Winter Park, Reclaim The Fame and Reclaim The Past using monies from construction loans from both Regions and Mercantile banks.

1566 days ago
36.

Tia    

The child deserves to know who his biological father is, if there is even a remote possibility that Tiger Woods could be the father he should volunteer to be tested. He needs to step up and take responsibility for his actions. There is a price to pay for immoral behavior.

1566 days ago
37.

Derek    

Couldn't she just ask him to go on the Maury Povich show?

1566 days ago
38.

mysteria333    

TIGER I THINK YOU ARE THE BEST GOLF PLAYER IN THE WORLD. BUT YOU ARE YOUNG, YOU COULD NOT TELL THAT YOUR WIFES FORMER EMPLOYER SET HER UP WITH YOU SO THAT WHAT DID HAPPEN, COULD HAPPEN. EVENTUALLY YOUR WIFE WILL LEAVE YOU AND SHE'LL BE FINANCIALLY SET FOR LIFE, WITHOUT HAVING TO EVER WORK AGAIN. YOU SEE THE ONE THING WEMON KNOW IS THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON A MANS INFIDELITY. AND IT'S JUST AS SIMPLE AS THAT. YOU THINK YOUR WIFE DID'NT KNOW YOU WERE CHEATING ALL ALONG, THINK AGAIN. I DONT CARE WHAT KIND OF SURPRISE ACT SHE PUT ON, YOU WERE SET UP!! LEARN FROM IT! EITHER STAY SINGLE, OR MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO STAY MARRIED AND BE TRUE!!! SOMETHING THAT SEEMS TO BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR MOST MEN. IT'S LIKE WHEN BOBBY AND WHITNEY GOT MARRIED, EVERYONE ON THE PLANET KNEW THAT MARRIAGE WOULD'NT WORK, EVEN ELEMENTARY CHILDREN KNEW. BUT THE TWO OF THEM COULD'NT SEE IT. NOW IT SEEMS WHITNEYS CAREER IS BASICALLY OVER. AND I SURE IT WOULD'NT BE HAD SHE NOT MARRIED A BAD BOY. LEARN FROM THIS, BE WISER, BUT DON'T LET YOUR CAREER FALL BY THE WAYSIDE BECAUSE OF IT.

1566 days ago
39.

J    

I think that if she took care of her son for the past nine years with no help from baby daddy then why all of sudden she wants the test done and want him to be involved in her son's life all of a sudden...GOLD DIGGER!!!!

1566 days ago
40.

Lori    

Your a such a Looser Tiger!

1566 days ago
41.

electriczipper    

he should just submit his DNA,,if he isnt the father, end of story,
He sucks at golf anyways now...

1566 days ago
42.

Liz    

How does this woman get to do this ? The court should order the Grandmother to turn over the previous DNA test. If they prove another man fathered this child Ms. James should be jailed for contempt of court.

1566 days ago
43.

Lisa    

There should be a law that states if you havent informed who you believe to be the childs biological child within 5 years of the childs birth, then you cannot pursue that man to determine paternity or see child support at all. WHY after all this time is she NOW trying to determine paternity? Where did this child get his last name from? who signed the birth certificate when he was born? The last name is different from his mothers so he HAD to have someone who claimed him. Some women are such dirtbags.

1566 days ago
44.

rural route    

her mother has custody of the child, how sad... she can't take care of her own child but wants to squeeze Tiger for some $$

1566 days ago
45.

LongJohn69    

That pic makes Tiger look like Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor....and I don't mean the Buddy Love character.

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