Model Michael Girgenti has filed a paternity suit against Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick.
Looking understandably miserable, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick were seen walking together to the new Mr. Chow restaurant in Malibu, with Scott walking one step ahead of his partner.
It was revealed yesterday that Kourtney Kourtney is facing a lawsuit from Michael Girgenti, who claims he is Mason’s biological father.
Michael Girgenti alleges he had a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian after they met on a photoshoot in August 2008 and has filed paperwork at Los Angeles County Superior Court in a bid to get joint custody of her three-year-old child, Mason.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, Michael Girgenti wants the judge to order DNA tests for Kourtney Kardashian, Mason and her long-term boyfriend Scott Disick, who is father to her daughter Penelope, 13 months.
A hearing has been set for next month.
The lawsuit documents the alleged relationship between Kourtney Kardashian and Michael Girgenti, which he claims heated up in March 2009, when she told him her relationship with Scott Disick was “on the outs” and “she wanted to hang”.
Kourtney Kardashian, who in March was said to be “furious” over Michael Girgenti’s claims has yet to comment personally on the fresh allegations.
However, her lawyer told TMZ.com on Friday that Girgenti’s allegations are “absurd”.
“This individual has been selling false and fabricated stories to the tabloids for years about Kourtney Kardashian and her son, Mason. Scott Disick is Mason’s father,” Todd Wilson told the website.
“We have not seen the reported court filing, but we are informed that this individual has been seeking to get paid to publish his ridiculous pleading.
“His claims are absurd and this is simply another shameful attempt to gain publicity and profit from fictional stories about my client.”
Kourtney Kardashian was seen outside her lawyer’s office on Wednesday, no doubt seeking advice over the embarrassing and upsetting lawsuit.
Michael Girgenti claims they had a relationship and as soon as she had given birth to Mason – born on 14 December 2009 – he tried contacting her.
The allegations first came to light in March earlier this year when Michael Girgenti told In Touch magazine: “After [Mason] was born, and I saw photos of him, I began to wonder.
“I would definitely want to acknowledge Mason if he’s my kid – he deserves to know his real father.”
A legal representative for the Kourtney Kardashian previously branded the Chicago native’s allegations “preposterous and an outrageous lie”.