Man sues St. John’s dean he claims is dad; dean says false accusations causing family ‘pain’

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Westchester man is suing a dean at the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University who he claims is his father, alleging he abandoned him.

But a lawyer for H denied fathering the man — and said the suit is the latest salvo in a years-long campaign of harassment.

The New York Post reported M, 30, of Thornwood, N.Y., asked B, who he claims is his father, to help him gain admission to St. John’s and to help cover his tuition.

B, assistant dean at the College of Professional Studies, denied the request, according to the report, telling M they weren’t related.

According to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, M, who transferred to St. John’s anyway, accuses the B of defamation and asks for unspecified damages.

“Questions about why his father would abandon him had been planted in [M’s] mind during young adulthood, leading to psychological and social problems,” says the suit, according to the Post account.

But B, speaking through his attorney, B, who is also his brother, said the report was only the most recent sting in years of false court allegations from a man he said he did not father.

 The allegations first came, B said, around the time his wife, Ann, died of cancer in 2011. “Mr. B, his 89-year-old mother and his sons have all been pursued by M for two years,” the attorney said, “only serving to heighten the pain for the entire B family.”

“We believe that the truth lies with M’s mother, L,” he said.

M’s lawyer, Daniel Szalkiewicz, said his client has “evidence” B is his father, even though a paternity test was never conducted, according to the Post.

Source: SI Live

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