In 1998, the Spice Girls were one of the most universally popular music groups, and Dr. Dolittle topped the box office. Eight years later, Spice Girl Melanie Brown and Dr. Dolittle star Eddie Murphy ended a brief relationship, and Murphy repeatedly denied Brown’s claims that he fathered her then-unborn child. What was a former pop star to do? Hire Gloria Allred, of course. Allred and Brown took Murphy to court, where a paternity test proved that the comedian was indeed the baby’s father. Murphy subsequently admitted paternity and indicated that he would reimburse Brown for the cost of the pregnancy.
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