Fla. Priest Is My Babydaddy: Ex-Stripper

Woman took payoff over 'inappropriate relationship' with same father 3 years ago
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2009 7:55 AM CDT
A former stripper in Florida says a priest fathered her baby.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – The Vatican famously frowns on randy clergy, but Rome is surely burning over this one—former stripper Beatrice Hernandez tells CBS4 that a Florida priest fathered her baby, and she's seeking a restraining order after he attacked her for demanding a DNA test. Hernandez, who says her relationship with Father David Dueppen began while she was taking it off at the dubiously-named Porky's, took a payoff three years ago from the local diocese over an "inappropriate relationship" with, you guessed it, Dueppen.

“David said to me that if I go to the media, he would make me disappear and take my baby,” Hernandez says. Dueppen—who once pastored the same Miami church led by “Kissing Priest” Alberto Cutié—has been on administrative leave “for personal reasons” for a month, says an Archdiocese spokesperson.