Akon Served Child Support Papers At Michael Jackson’s Memorial?
Singer/producer Akon may be stacking millions of dollars, but according to reports, he is not sharing the wealth with one of his children. TMZ reported that the mother of one of Akon's children, has been trying to serve him child support papers but with no luck. The site also stated that she even went so far as to attempt to serve him during Michael Jackson's public memorial srevice, which he attended last week.
Sarah Coleman, the mother of the 6-month old child in question, claims that Akon has yet to respond to her petition after taking a paternity test. Despite going public, Coleman's lawyer, Patrick Baghdaserians, stated that her goal is to keep the matter private.
"My client does not wish to comment on the paternity matter," said Baghdaserians said in a statement. "Ms. Coleman wants to ensure privacy and a amicable resolution. My client's goal is to resolve this matter forthwith without media intervention."
Akon refuted Coleman's claims that he has been uncooperative, and released a separate statement. "Akon has taken responsibility and has been extremely cooperative and proactive in handling this private matter," said his rep. "Paternity was only established just over 30 days ago. Since the case was filed outside of Georgia jurisdiction, where he is a legal resident, Akon is currently in the process of engaging counsel in California and will continue to handle this matter in a timely manner."
A native of Senegal, a country in West Africa, Akon built his fortune as a solo artist and producer. He is responsible for signing mega-acts T-Pain and Lady Gaga to his Konvict Music Label, and raked in a reported $20 million last year. He also has five other children from previous relationships.