DNA Reveals James Brown Had 2 More Children
Late 'Godfather Of Soul' Named In 12 DNA Parental Disputes
August 6, 2007
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- James Brown may have had more children than he claimed when he was alive.
One of the late soul singer's advisers said that nearly a dozen people who claim Brown is their father have taken DNA tests. Those tests show at least 2 people are telling the truth.
One of them is identified as LaRhonda Petitt, a 45-year-old retired flight attendant and teacher in Houston.
Petitt told the Augusta Chronicle newspaper in George that her mother became Brown's girlfriend in the early 1960s.
She's angry Brown never acknowledged her as his daughter, telling the paper she "could have had a better life."
Brown, also known as "The Godfather of Soul," died last December.
His will, which names six children, is being disputed in court.