A 41-year-old man within the Spanish metropolis of Valencia has filed a paternity swimsuit towards certainly one of Latin music’s most celebrated singers, Julio Iglesias.
The man, Javier Sanchez Santos claims to have the outcomes of a DNA check displaying he’s the singer’s son.
The court docket within the Mediterranean metropolis of Valencia mentioned it could hear in September the case towards the 74-year-old performer.
The AFP reported that Iglesias, Grammy award-winning singer, has 20 days to answer the court docket choice.
Sanchez’s mom, Portuguese ballerina Maria Edite, offered a paternity swimsuit towards Iglesias in 1992, however it was dismissed due to procedural causes.
She says she had a quick affair in 1975 with Iglesias, who on the time was married to socialite Isabel Preysler.
Sanchez has mentioned he has the outcomes of DNA assessments carried out on tissues and cigarette butts touched by Iglesias, which present there’s a 99 % likelihood that the singer is his father.
The gadgets had been collected by a non-public detective in Miami, the place Iglesias now lives, in line with Sanchez’s lawyer, Fernando Osuna, who specialises in paternity fits.
“It is good news because the court could have ruled that the case had already been settled,” Osuna mentioned in a press release.
Sanchez instructed the Spanish newspaper ABC final week that when he had the outcomes of the DNA check he acquired in contact with Iglesias’s legal professionals to settle the difficulty “in private”, however they refused.
“They told us that they were not interested, that we should do what we had to do and that they would see us in court,” he mentioned.
“I hope justice is done. In a certain way I felt a big relief because, no matter what happens, there is proof that says I am Julio Iglesias’s son,” he added.
Known for his romantic ballads and a prolific love life that has lengthy been fodder for tabloid headlines, Iglesias has bought over 300 million albums in his decades-long profession.