James Brown DNA dispute settled

Paternity claims to be investigated

The body of James Brown is to be subjected to DNA testing following several paternity claims since his death last year (December 25) at the age of 73.

A lawyer for the soul singer’s partner Tomi Rae Hynie have confirmed that an agreement has been reached over obtaining these DNA samples, leading to a cancellation of a hearing previously scheduled for next Tuesday (March 6).

Brown’s partner was originally unhappy with the way the trustees wanted the DNA collected.

Hynie says she is the singer’s fourth wife and has a child with James Brown, James Jr, claiming she has had the paternity test to prove it.

Attorneys for the soul star have claimed the pair were not legally married when he died because she was already married when they made their wedding vows.