As you might have heard, Tristan Thompson has decided to sue a woman who insists that he is the father of her child even though they have already taken a paternity test that has proven the opposite! Kimberly Alexander is claiming that the results of the first test are not trustworthy since the lab where it was done has some ties to his ex and baby mama, Khloe Kardashian’s family so there is a conflict of interest.
In other words, she believes that the results were tampered with so Tristan does not have to take responsibility for her 5 year old son.
Now, experts reveal that the basketball player is not obligated to take a second paternity test and that the first test is more than enough to stand in court.
Attorney Kelly Chang Rickert chatted with HollywoodLife and stressed that the woman’s request is not only unusual, it is also unjustified!
‘DNA testing brings about a great amount of grief and stress on the person being tested, and if there is a conclusive result, no retest will be allowed. It is also uncommon to dispute DNA tests. I don’t think this woman is justified in requesting a second DNA test,’ Kelly told the news outlet.
A second source, David Nicholson, the Managing Director of DNA Legal stressed that DNA tests are very rarely questioned during court hearings, making for less than ‘0.1% of cases’ being disputed!
The reasons why that is the case is that ‘DNA Legal tests are 99.999999% positive confirmation of paternity and 100% accurate for exclusions of paternity. The only way to get more accurate is to test every person in the world. [Furthermore,] Legal tests follow a full chain of custody process with ID and documents checked. So, provided all people involved follow this process, any tampering can be picked up.’
What this means is that the tests are almost impossible to be falsified, as Kimberly insists it must have happened!