David Cassidy, the former teen heart throb and star of the "Partridge Family" show has been accused of fathering a secret love child in Tennessee over 30 years ago according to Radar Online reports on Wednesday, October 23.
The woman making the David Cassidy love child claim is Shelly Weight and reveals she has been living through decades wondering and searching for her father's identity.
Wright contacted David Cassidy's reps to request that Cassidy submit to a DNA test but was ignored by Cassidy's camp. She now has stepped up telling her story via Radar Online.
The alleged love child remains adamant that she is not after David Cassidy's money she stated to the celebrity news site:
“I just want him to finally acknowledge me. I’m not getting any younger and I just want some closure. I want to meet my dad.”
Wright reveals that she was raised by her mother, Donna G. Wallace and songwriter James Bohon. Shelly claims as she became older she began to sense that Bohon was not her real father because she did not look at all like him, and her family always commented about it.
“When I got old enough, I finally confronted my mom and said, ‘Why does everyone always say how I don’t look like Bo?’ I was like, ‘If he’s not my dad, just tell me,’” She soon learned the story behind her conception.
Her mother explained to that in 1973 she and Bohan separated for a while. She told her stories of being around famous singers and entertainers because of Bohan's profession.
“One night, she went out with one of her friends, and David Cassidy was there. He was on tour and had a show in Nashville. They both got drunk and slept together in the back room, a VIP room.”
“It was just a one-night thing,” Wright adds. “She ended up pregnant and she went back to James Bohon because she already had a child with him,” knowing all along that Cassidy was the real father.
She did some research on David Cassidy and discovered that she bears some of the same physical character traits as the former teen idol,and believes she resembles David's daughter Katie.
After contacting Cassidy's publicist to request the DNA testing she received an email stating:
“If this is a sincere and legitimate interest to determine your family history, that is one thing.
“If, on the other hand, as an adult you are trying to realize financial gain in any way or use David as a ploy to get publicity, I hope you will have the decency to stop now. If you truly think there is a chance you are related, you have integrity as he does and would not do anything to hurt anybody.”
After a long and difficult time period David Cassidy's publicist finally agreed to have Cassidy submit to the DNA test, but stated that Wright wold have to pay for it herself.
She claims she was mailed what she was told was hair from David Cassidy's head and sent it to the lab, but before the results were offered to her she began to get a gnawing feeling that she was being tricked by the publicist.
She then phoned David's reps and told them falsely that the results were positive, when the rep freaked out her and began screaming that she was a liar, because the hair she submitted for testing wasn't from David at all.
So she was out the money and back to square one.This is when she devised the plan to reach out to Cassidy's son Beau on Twitter. She began sending him private messages explaining her dilemma and asking for help.
She alleges that she asked him to do a DNA test and he agreed to help her, but so far she has not heard back from him either.
This is when she claims she had no other option but to turn to the media for help, insisting that she wants nothing from David Cassidy but the truth, the rest is up to David.
Do you believe Shelly Wright's story, could she be David Cassidy's love child, or does this story seem too extreme?
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