Jude Law a Dad? He Wants DNA Test to Prove It

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2009 6:40 PM CDT
British actor Jude Law arrives for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.   (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
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(Newser) – With millions of dollars at stake, Jude Law is demanding a DNA test to confirm that American model Samantha Burke is carrying his child, the Daily Mail reports. And the Burkes are none too happy about it. "To say this family is mad at that man is an understatement," said Burke's grandmother, who accuses Law of using "a young, innocent and silly girl" and "dumping her cold."

Burke's lawyers say she wants a lump sum from Law, who earns $5 million a picture, and a cut of his future earnings. But "if it is his baby girl he'll be there for her every step of the way," says a friend of Law. The actor insists he only slept with Burke once after a drunken New York party while filming Sherlock Holmes; Burke's grandma says the fling lasted 2 weeks. Since then, she says, Samantha "hasn't heard from him at all."