The dispute over the biological father of Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko’s baby boy will be decided by a court in Moscow, where the judge could demand a DNA test conducted on Kelantan’s Sultan Muhammad V who married her last year, Britain’s Daily Mail reports.
The daily said the former Russian beauty queen had filed a paternity petition at the Dogomilovsky District Court naming the sultan as defendant, after demanding some RM123,000 in monthly allowance and properties in Moscow and London worth RM47 million.
The report said Oksana had initially chosen not to pursue the case in the hope of a settlement.
“But now she is to resubmit the paternity claim after concluding there is no progress on her settlement demands reported to include a £24,000-a-month allowance for the child, a £1.2 million Moscow apartment, and later an £8 million home in London,” the Mail said.
This comes some three months after a lawyer for the former agong dismissed Oksana’s claim that the sultan was the father of her child.
The Mail also said if the sultan refuses to attend a hearing or do a DNA test, the court could accept Oksana’s paternity claim in default.
Oksana has insisted that the child, Leon, is from their marriage.
“He looks every bit like his father, and he has this Asian-looking face,” she had said in an earlier interview.
Sultan Muhammad V gave up the post of agong early this year, not long after reports of his marriage to Oksana.
The couple reportedly divorced after the sultan opted for the “triple talaq”, which renders a divorce irrevocable under Muslim marriage laws.
But Oksana has been posting videos and pictures of their happier times on her Instagram and has also disputed that they were divorced.
In July, the Kelantan palace, in an apparent response to Oksana describing her child as a future monarch, said only the royal household could make such announcements.
Oksana recently said she was forced to sell her wedding ring worth £203,000 (about RM1.05 million) to pay for medical bills she incurred during her pregnancy.
“I won’t say the price I sold it for, but it was three times less than its cost,” she told the Mail. – FMT
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