AceShowbiz - Clayton Echard has set the record straight on his paternity scandal. The season 26 star of "The Bachelor", who has been sued by his ex-fling for allegedly impregnating her, took to social media to share a receipt for a paternity test.
Making use of Instagram Story on Thursday, September 21, the 30-year-old shared a screenshot of an email receipt that showed him paying $725 to schedule an appointment with a paternity clinic. He also wrote an email that read, "Thanks for the call. My confusion has been cleared up. I will take my portion of the test on the 27th of September."
"[Redacted] will take her portion on the 2nd of October," Clayton added. "Results will then take about a week to get back. I believe we're all on the same page now." Alongside the post, he penned, "This is the timeline. The truth will always set you free."
Filing a paternity lawsuit against Clayton was a podcast host from Scottsdale, Arizona, who claimed she was "engaged in sexual activity" with the reality star on May 20. In the court documents, which was first obtained by The U.S. Sun, she said she is due to give birth to twins in February 2024.
The woman insisted in the legal docs that she hadn't been with anyone since March 2022. She also said Clayton allegedly broke things off after having a one-night stand with her. According to the woman, Clayton didn't believe copies of pregnancy results that she sent, stressing that they only had oral sex.
She includes some screenshots of alleged texts from Clayton. They included, "I don't believe you for a second," "I legitimately hate you right now," "You have lost your mind and I hope YOU think about how terrible this is that you would subject me to this," as well as "My personal hell would be having to have you be a part of my life," per Page Six.
The woman claimed she "offered more than 50 times in writing" for Clayton to take a paternity test. They allegedly scheduled an appointment for August 23, which she said she paid a $725 deposit for. However, it was canceled due to Clayton's "unwillingness to participate."