Tiger Woods may be losing on the golf course, but he won a personal victory this week.
The bogus paternity case Devon James filed against Tiger has been thrown out of court.
Tiger Woods had been seeking to have the case dismissed on the grounds that legal documents and DNA evidence revealed that another man was the father of Devon James’ 9-year-old son. See Tiger Woods is Mad and He’s Not Gonna Take it Anymore – He Wants Paternity Case Dismissed
An End to Devon’s Attempted Scam
Devon had the good grace to stop the charade by being a no-show, and put an end to any further waste of the taxpayer’s money by trying to run a scam on Tiger Woods, and keep her name in the news. See Tiger Woods Paternity Suit by Devon James an Ill-Advised Publicity Ploy.
The irony of this situation is that Devon James doesn’t even have custody of her son.
Devon’s mother, Sandra Brinling, who now has legal custody of Devon’s son, Austin T., called Devon a pathological liar and said her daughter’s paternity suit against Tiger Woods was a scheme to extort money from Tiger Woods under false pretenses.
A paternity test done back in 2002, showed show a 99.99% certainty that Pele Watkins is the father of Devon’s son. However, Devon attempted to use a letter written by Watkins, who was in prison at the time, stating that he never took a paternity test. See Devon James Uses Prison Letter to Bolster Paternity Claim against Tiger Woods.
Why she thought she could successfully pull off this scam is anybody’s guess. See Tiger Woods Paternity Suit by Devon James an Ill-Advised Publicity Ploy
A Misguided Attempt to Extend Devon’s 15 Minutes of Fame
Like other celebrity mistresses, Devon has tried a number of tactics to extend her so called “15 minutes of fame.” See What Celebrity Mistresses are Doing to Extend Their 15 Minutes of Fame
But while Devon’s bogus paternity suit against Tiger Woods garnered her a great deal of publicity, she apparently underestimated the situation on at least 3 counts:
• Devon underestimated the investigatory powers of the media to uncover all the details surrounding a celebrity scandal – especially when infidelity is involved.
• Devon underestimated the speed with which the media can disseminate the truth.
• Devon underestimated Tiger Woods’ tolerance for further attempts to ruin the reputation he’s trying hard to rebuild. . See Tiger Woods is Mad and He’s Not Gonna Take it Anymore – He Wants Paternity Case Dismissed.
The only thing Devon seems to have accomplished with her bogus paternity suit is to expose herself as a liar and a fraud.
In an interview outside the court, the day the case was dismissed, Devon James’ own mother said the suit was just “to make money” and that Devon “deserves jail time” for abusing the justice system.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is going on with his life, and Devon James is left looking like a fool.
SOURCES: ABC Action News, TMZ, The Hollywood Gossip, 411 Mania, Fox News, the Celebrity Café, New York Daily News, E! Online, and others.
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Ruth Houston is a New York-based infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high profile infidelity and popular infidelity issues in the news. She is the founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com, the author of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs, and publishes the Infidelity News and Views blog. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail [email protected]
For more articles about Devon James and the Tiger Woods paternity suit, or about celebrity mistresses trying to extend their 15 minutes of fame, see the articles below:
Tiger Woods Paternity Suit by Devon James an Ill-Advised Publicity Ploy
Tiger Woods is Mad and He’s Not Gonna Take it Anymore – He Wants Paternity Case Dismissed
Devon James Uses Prison Letter to Bolster Paternity Claim against Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods Love Child Scam – The Inside Scoop – Which Love Child is REALLY His?
A SECOND Tiger Woods Love Child? – This One’s a Boy
Does Tiger Woods REALLY Have a Secret Love Child?
What Celebrity Mistresses are Doing to Extend Their 15 Minutes of Fame