Melanie Brown has learned a lot from Brynn Cameron:
Complain to celebrity gossip reporters about your lazy baby's daddy and watch the money pour in!
Scary Spice, however, has taken it up a notch from lessons learned from the former girlfriend of Matt Leinart: she and her lawyer Gloria Allred, addressed ongoing paternity issues with Eddie Murphy during a press conference yesterday.
People reports that Allred, who claims that Murphy "has not paid one penny of child support" for the former couple's daughter, said she plans to ask the court to award child support and "to decide what is reasonable."
Allred said she has filed a paternity case against Murphy to legally establish that he is the father of their nearly 4-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, a celebrity baby with far less air time than Sean Preston or Jayden James.
"We've had communication with his attorney, and now we're moving forward," she said at the press conference. The papers are sealed because they concern a child, she added.
"[The fiance of Tracey Edmonds] was promising to do the right thing, but to date he has not done the right thing," said Allred. "Mr. Murphy can have all the babies he chooses to have, but his responsibility needs to be to his own children. [Brown] is seeking sole physical and legal custody."
Allred referred to the "big diamond ring" Murphy bought Edmonds as proof that this actor is very well off... despite the performance of Norbit at the box office.
Brown, wearing a white dress and trying to look at innocent as Jessica Simpson, told the gathered reporters:
"I am here for one reason and one reason only â€" her name is Angel. Angel is my baby and Eddie's. She will always know that she was planned and wanted by both of us, but I want her to know that she has two parents who desire to be responsible for her during her life and who love her so much that they want to be a part of it."
Brown gave birth to the baby girl on April 3. She said from the beginning that Murphy was the father, but he reacted oppositely from Larry Birkhead, initially questioned that claim. He finally took the DNA test in June.