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DNA Testing Confirms at Least 2 More Children for James Brown

A confidante of James Brown says DNA testing has found the late soul singer is the father of at least two other children.

Buddy Dallas -- a longtime adviser and trustee of Brown's --
says DNA tests have been done on about a dozen people who claimed Brown was their father.
Dallas doesn't have exact numbers, but says several of the tests have come back negative for Brown's paternity, while others were pending.

Dallas refused to identify the two people whose DNA showed they
were Brown's children. One woman has told The Augusta Chronicle that Brown is her
father.

The newspaper says LaRhonda Petitt is a 45-year-old retired
airline stewardess and teacher living in Houston.

Petitt says her mother told her Brown picked her from a crowd at
a show in Los Angeles in the early 1960s.

Petitt says Brown never acknowledged he was her father.


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