Irie Jones Comes To Life
In a case eerily (sorry, couldn’t resist) similar to a subplot in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, a woman in Montreal has made it all but impossible for a judge to determine a paternity case, by claiming that she has had sex with identical twins on the same day, and that either twin could be the parent of her boy.
One of the twins, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went to court last summer in the hope of forcing the mother to grant him access to the child. Although his name is not on the birth certificate, he claims he is the only father the boy has known, cared for him every other weekend, provided financial support and was even known to him as ‘papa’.
But then the man’s relationship with his girlfriend broke down and the visits halted. When he began legal proceedings to prove his paternity, the mother made her claim that she had been sleeping with his twin at around the same time.
No word on whether there are mice involved.