Bit of a Babyshambles all round then: Model who denied alleged affair with Pete Doherty now says he's the father of her baby
A South African model who successfully sued over claims that she slept
with Pete Doherty said she has given birth to the chaotic rocker's baby.
Lindi Hingston reacted furiously to newspaper reports that her alleged
2007 affair with Doherty was the reason he split from supermodel Kate
She sued the now defunct News of the
World for damages, forcing it – and other newspapers which repeated the
claims – to issue humiliating retractions.
Baby boom: Lindi Hingson sued the News Of The World over her alleged affair with Pete Doherty, but now says he is the father of her baby
'Ms Hingston has never had physical relations with Pete Doherty and has met him only once', the newspapers were obliged to report.
Today however, the model – who also helps run a vintage clothing business – posed for photographs with the six week old baby she now claims Doherty fathered.
Ms Hingston, 34, told the South African Sunday Times that she gave birth to her daughter Aisling in Cape Town on Boxing Day last year.
The article did not reveal when she claims her relationship with Doherty started, nor how long it allegedly lasted.
However it reported that Doherty, 32, knows about the birth, is happy about it and that the couple are on 'good terms'.
Bail: Pete's legal troubles mean he hasn't been able to travel to South Africa to see his daughter
'I wrote to him in prison', Hingston reportedly told the paper, 'He wrote back saying he was over the moon.'
The paper claimed that Doherty has
not yet seen the baby as he is currently on bail for cocaine possession
and unable to travel to South Africa.
He already has a son, Astile, from a relationship with Lisa Moorish – who also has a child with Liam Gallagher.
Keeping mum: Doherty already has a son, named Astile, with Lisa Moorish
'They wrote that I slept with him that first night and that it had been 'amazing. None of that was true.'
The newspaper claims that Ms Hingston keeps a framed poster advertising one of Doherty's concerts on her wall.
She is also said to have a framed pencil sketch by him on her mantelpiece.
Asked why she decided to open up about their alleged relationship, she said: 'People started asking questions.The fact is we're not hiding the child. We want to be truthful and factual.'