DNA testing has confirmed that late comedian Sam Kinison fathered a child and may not have known. MSNBC reports on paternity testing that was completed with the deceased father. Kinison was at the top of the comedic roller coaster during the 1980’s and was known not only his raunchy material, but also for his loud presentation. With the help of paternity testing, and an aunt/uncle DNA test, there is a child who now knows who her biological father is.
Comic Carl La Bove considered himself to be Sam Kinison’s best friend and was married many years ago. From that marriage came a baby girl. When the child was born, La Bove was informed that the child may not be his; instead, the child was most likely Sam Kinison’s. La Bove signed the child support paperwork during the divorce proceedings anyway and is now claiming he did not fully understand his rights and paternity testing was not brought up at the time.
A Paternity Test may help
Today, after having his driver’s license taken away and spotty credit because of past-due child support claims, La Bove is hoping to get out from underneath this responsibility thanks to the DNA paternity test and other DNA tests.
A paternity test between La Bove and the child indicated 0% probability of his being the biological father of the child. Then, a Family Reconstruction DNA test was completed between the child, now 21 years old, and two of Sam Kinison’s brothers. Results indicated a 99.8% probability of a relationship.
With the DNA test evidence in hand, La Bove is hoping to get his life and his credit back together and maybe even drive himself to his comedy gigs. However, there is speculation that this will not be as easy as it sounds.