Kourtney Kardashian had a statement read out on her behalf by her attorney, Todd Wilson, on Friday (9 August), in which it was claimed that the recent allegations surrounding the paternity of her eldest child, son Mason, 3, were nothing more than vicious rumours. A male model, named Michael Girgenti, claims that he had unprotected sex with Kourt nine months before the birth of Mason, and after months of tabloid speculation, he filed a lawsuit demanding part-time custody of his supposed son.

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Kourtney, pictured with 3-year-old Mason, vehemently denies the affair

"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," Wilson said, as quoted by TMZ. He continued, "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."

In his legal documents, which were filed on Thursday (8 August), the male model says that he met Kourtney during a photo shoot in August 2008, after which time the pair began getting close and texted each other regularly for around three months. His court papers go on to read that in March 2009 the pair rekindled their romance when Kourt text him saying she and Scott's relationship was on the rocks. The pair, according to Girgenti's statement, proceeded to have "unprotected vaginal sex," during which "[He] ejaculated inside [Kourtney's] vagina."

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Girgenti claims that Mason and younger daughter Penelope bare no resemblance, indicating that Mason has another father

Nine months later Mason was born, and since then Girgenti has been attempting to get in touch with Kourtney to see if he could be the biological father. Falling on deaf ears each time, Michael says he was forced to go public with the secret so that she would finally listen to him, with the lawsuit coming as the final straw in securing his peace of mind. Girgenti is also asking the judge for a DNA test from Mason, Kourtney and Scott to determine who is the real father is. More word on this story as it progresses.

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