Chris Rock Paternity Suit May Move To N.Y.

Actor/writer/director Chris Rock arrives at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Picture's "I Think I Love My Wife" at the ArcLight Cinemas on March 7, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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A woman who claims Chris Rock is the father of her child is withdrawing a lawsuit filed last month in Georgia and will refile it in New York, according to a published report.

Kali Bowyer claims the 42-year-old actor-comedian is the father of a child she had 13 years ago. The lawsuit filed in Bulloch County asked for child support, medical coverage and attorney fees.

Bowyer told the Statesboro Herald on Thursday she decided to refile the lawsuit in New York after consulting with her attorney, Brett Kimmel.

She has an unpublished phone number in the Statesboro area and could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press for comment Friday.


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Jodi Kimmel, an attorney for Bowyer in New York, declined to comment.

Bowyer claims she and Rock "were friends and we spent time together."

There was no immediate response from Rock's publicist, Leslie Sloane, to an e-mail from the AP seeking comment.

Rock and his wife, Malaak, have been married for 10 years. They have two young children and live in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.