Clayton Echard Confirms He Did Not Father Twins After Receiving Paternity Test Results: ‘Good News’

Clayton Echard The Bachelor
Clayton Echard on ‘The Bachelor’.Picture: John Medland/ABC

Clayton Echard will not be the daddy.

The Bachelor alum revealed the outcomes of his paternity take a look at after an unidentified girl filed a lawsuit in opposition to him in September, claiming he had fathered her unborn twins after a one evening stand.

“Pay attention, it’s Friday and you recognize what we’d like on a Friday? We’d like some excellent news and who has acquired the excellent news as we speak? I acquired the excellent news as we speak,” Echard, 30, started in an Instagram video. “The take a look at outcomes got here again early and so they stated little to no fetal DNA current. Let’s go child! I knew that was going to occur and fortunately 5 months of torture can lastly be put to relaxation.”

“Two false accusations in two years — I actually don’t need to look forward to subsequent 12 months to see what is going to occur. I believe two false accusations in a lifetime is sufficient,” he continued, seemingly referring to his ex-girlfriend Susie Evans’ 2022 infidelity claims.

“This has been a attempting time however I realized a lot about myself and now again to the frequently scheduled program,” he concluded. 

On Sept. 21, Echard posted a screenshot of a receipt for a paternity take a look at on his Instagram Story to be able to clear the air after he was named in a paternity lawsuit in August by an unidentified girl.

ABC's "The Bachelor" stars Clayton Echard
Clayton Echard.Pamela Littky/ABC

Within the lawsuit, the lady alleged that Echard acquired her pregnant after the 2 met for a one-night stand. After submitting the go well with, the lady requested Echard take a take a look at to seek out out the paternity of her unborn twins earlier than she offers start in February. The 33-year-old girl, who selected to stay nameless, claimed that the previous Bachelor wasn’t complying along with her requests for a take a look at.

“That is the timeline. The reality will at all times set you free,” Echard wrote over the e-mail receipt in a put up to his Instagram Story. Per his screenshot, the tv character paid $725 to schedule an appointment with a paternity clinic.

“I’ll take my portion of the take a look at on the twenty seventh of September,” he wrote within the e-mail, including that the lady will contribute her pattern on Oct. 2. “Outcomes will then take a couple of week to get again. I consider we’re all on the identical web page now.”

Earlier that week, Echard denied claims he had “sexual activity” with the lady in an interview with The Solar. The lady reportedly advised the outlet that he refused to take a take a look at and that she needed to pay a $725 deposit for it, however Echard known as her accusations “baseless” and “missing in benefit.”

In court docket paperwork obtained by PEOPLE, the lady acknowledged that Echard refused to consider she was pregnant when she initially knowledgeable him again in June.

“I needed you to come back over to verify what I used to be doubting. And you probably did verify that. So, I don’t see you as a liar anymore,” he allegedly texted the unidentified girl.

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