Former WWE star Stan Lane has taken a second DNA test to prove he is not the father of Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert — once again squashing claims made by the Republican politician’s mother.
Lane and Boebert agreed last month to take a new DNA test, which showed that the lawmaker is not his daughter despite her mother, Shawn Roberts Bentz, insisting otherwise.
“I can confirm that Stan Lane is not my biological father. I personally have never publicly claimed he was my father—but certainly, that allegation is out there,” Boebert told The Daily Beast, which reviewed the test results.
Even though a previous, court-ordered paternity test confirmed that Lane, 69, was not related to Boebert, her mother still had doubts after she learned that the lab worker who took Lane’s blood sample was convicted of taking a bribe to switch vials in a separate case.
The accusations stem from a short affair Bentz and Lane had in the mid-80s, according to Lane. The two met while Lane was working for Championship Wrestling and living in Florida.
Soon after Boebert was born, her mother sought child support from Lane, who “received notice that a woman I had a short affair with was accusing me of fathering her child,” Lane said in a statement to the wrestling site PWInsider.com.
“We went through the legal system and completed a court-ordered paternity test,” he added. “I was declared not to be the father and the case was dismissed.”
However, over two decades later, Bentz learned that the phlebotomist who had taken Lane’s blood work was convicted of switching vials in a separate case and petitioned the courts to investigate further.
Lane then agreed to take a second DNA paternity test, which concluded that he had a “0.0% chance of being the biological father,” he said.
Lane issued a statement saying that he welcomed the end of the “stressful” ordeal.
“This situation and the numerous false claims made against me over the years has been stressful for me and my family,” he said. “I feel my otherwise good reputation has been tarnished considerably. I and other close members of my inner circle have been dragged into this as well.”
Boebert said she has accepted the results of the new paternity test.
“It was kind of like ya, this is it, OK!” Boebert told Daily Beast. “He has been wrongfully attacked, and he doesn’t deserve that.”
Boebert said she enjoyed meeting Lane and his wife and that “we all look forward to a continued relationship throughout the years.”
Meanwhile, Lane said that even though he was in the entertainment industry for 30 years, “it is my desire to step back and enjoy my retirement with my wife.”
He still wished Boebert well, adding, “If she continues the search for her biological father I hope she finds the answers she has been looking for.”