Case TWO Background:
A famous model, whom we will call Billie Jean, made a splash in the news last month when she
claimed that a young pop star, whom we will call Mike Johnson, was the father of her son, whom
she has named Orange. Although Mike Johnson has confirmed that they knew each other, he
claims that he is not the father of her child, saying ‘She’s just a girl that I used to chill with, we
had fun at the clubs, but I broke her heart and now she’s trying to get back at me.
I’m not the
one – the kid is not my son.”
In fact, last week Jerry Whiteheart, a photographer who had been
romantically linked to Billy Jean last year, came forward to claim the son as his own. But
pictures of the boy, obtained exclusively by the news magazine “Entertainment Edition”, have
been used to suggest that Orange has Mike Johnson’s eyes. Billie Jean has filed a paternity suit
claiming that Mike Johnson is the father, while Jerry Whiteheart has filed for parental visitation
All three parties have agreed to settle the issue on the television talk show, “Dr. Charles”,
hosted by a celebrity psychiatrist.
The show will be aired live tomorrow, and the producers have
hired you as a DNA expert to analyze the CODIS marker results they have obtained in their
paternity tests, prior to presenting them on the show.
You have signed an extensive
Billie Jean happens to be African American, as does Jerry
Whiteheart, while Mike Johnson is Hispanic.
Below are the CODIS results from the samples submitted for the paternity test: