Carol City hip-hop sensation Flo Rida could steal the words of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean for this latest court action: The kid is not my son.
A Nebraska woman named in legal documents in a Miami court claims her 2-year-old boy was fathered by the singer of Wild Ones, whose real name is Tramar Dillard.
Dillard’s said to know nothing about the kid, whose name is Aiden, and is said to be shocked by the filing because a DNA test already showed there’s zero chance he’s the dad.
“Mr. Dillard is not the father of this child,” said attorney Reginald Mathis, Flo’s legal eagle. “We do not expect to see any more legal filing with regard to this case. If we do, we will strenuously fight it and find those responsible for the false statements.”
The documents were to seek financial support for a Nebraska woman named Gloria Holloway.
A source in Dillard’s camp who asked not to be named said the woman obtained benefits for her child in Nebraska and wrote on the application forms that Dillard is the dad.
The state of Nebraska is now seeking thousands in restitution from the state of Florida, since Dillard is a Miami Beach resident.
And now, of course, Florida wants Flo Rida to pay up.
It’s not going to happen, said Mathis.
“I’m 1,000 percent sure Tramar didn’t do it,” Mathis said.
Lotto life lessons
Shirley Press, a Jackson Memorial Hospital pediatric ER doctor who won $56 million in the state lottery in 2001, has just released a book about how she’s handled the aftermath of her big win.
In Pressing my Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey, the 62-year-old physician says she wanted to pass on to readers three lessons she learned from winning.
First: Don’t splurge, even while staring at a check for $17.5 million (the lump sum payment minus taxes).
“Despite the bad economy, my husband and I have a little more than that in the bank now than when I won,” the mom of two said.
Second: Live fully!
“I joined clubs and started a foundation for Holocaust survivors and expanded my life’s activities,” Press said about her after-the-win activities. “I could have done the same things without all that money.”
Third: “Age and health, not money, are the great equalizers in life.”
Press won on a quick-pick ticket she forgot she carried in her hospital lab-coat pocket but that eventually turned up.
“Statistically, a lot of winners go broke,” Press said. “It doesn’t have to be that way.”
Check out Deco Drive host Louis Aguirre, caught on South Beach by paparazzi on the Fourth of July.
The WSVN-Channel 7 star does seem to sport a faint six-pack. All in all, though, not bad for a 46-year-old, Louis.
Real estate update
Speaking of Channel 7, this Fourth of July must have really felt like Independence Day for anchor Belkys Nerey.
Nerey managed to clean up a real estate mess that saw her in two foreclosure actions over two years because of a breakup with her life partner.
Now, both GMAC and Wells Fargo released Nerey from liens they had on her two investment properties in Wynwood.
According to records, Nerey sold one crib and is in the process of unloading the other one.