November 02, 2008 11:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
A petition was recently filed against a season 4 “Top Chef” finalist Richard Blais, by Samantha, a woman he dated for three years in high school who claims she had his child. Blais’ name is on the birth certificate as the father.
The woman claims that Blais has never paid a penny in child support for the now 17 year old girl, Amanda Jo. The petition is asking for supportfrom now until she is 21 as well as medical coverage for the girl and half of her college tuition.
Blais is married to Jazmin and the couple welcomed a new baby girl, Riley on May 29th of this year. His lawyer told TMZ, “This matter involves Richard and a woman he knew 20 years ago and he’s cooperating fully with the judicial system. Richard has always accepted his responsibilities and once this matter is concluded he will continue any responsibilities he may have.”
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