Cousins! A 30 year old male is taking action against Jay Z in hopes of proving that the multi-billionaire rapper is his alleged father!
According to exclusive reports from the Daily Mail, Rymir Satterthwaite has been in a longtime legal battle dating back nearly a decade ago, to prove that Jay is his biological father. Rymir explains that in the early 90s, 22 year old Jay had sex with his 16 year old mother while she was also in an on and off again relationship with her high school sweet heart. Jay and Wanda’s alleged romance lasted between the years of 1992 and had already came to an end when Rymir was born in July of 1993.
A family insider confirms that Wanda’s high school sweetheart Robert Graves originally signed Rymir’s birth certificate, however she always knew that Robert wasn’t his biological father. When her son turned 8 years old she informed him that Jay, born Shawn Corey Carter is his dad. Years later a court order was issued and Robert agreed to undergo a genetic test which proved he wasn’t the father to Rymir. Robert’s name has since been removed from Rymir’s birth certificate and has left a blank space since then.
Rymir says that he does not want his alleged father’s fortune but only acknowledgment as his son. In the last few years the 30 year old says he has been trying to get the Grammy award winning artist to take a DNA test but has been unsuccessful.
In February of this year, Rymir took things a step further and filed a forward motion with the Supreme Court in New Jersey to force Jay to take a paternity test. ‘This is not going to be over until justice is served,’ he says. ‘I just want to live my life and, when it is all said and done, I hope that Jay-Z would want to be a part of my life, if that is God’s will.’
‘I won’t stop fighting for this until I win. And I will win because the law is on our side.’
Following the circulation of the recent issued reports Jay Z’s attorneys have issued a forwarded statement, “’The allegations have been previously reviewed thoroughly by the courts and have been refuted. I am sure that will be the outcome of whatever filings Mr. Satterthwaite is may be currently considering.”
Rymir has forwarded claims to the outlet that Jay’s legal has gone through countless loopholes to avoid the issue at hand. Check out reports from the DailyMail below:
In 2011, Wanda handed over custody of her son to her godmother, Lillie Coley, who vowed to carry on the fight to prove the identity of Rymir’s father once and for all, telling DailyMail.com: ‘I was just trying to help my goddaughter’s child have a relationship with his father.
‘It was so hard on him because he was ripped away from his mom and had no one to call dad.’
That same year, Lillie contacted Jay-Z’s attorney, Lise Fisher, and asked that he undergo DNA testing in New Jersey, where he and Rymir were based.
Lillie and Rymir began to pursue legal action against Jay-Z in 2012, a battle that has since spanned more than ten years and seen the pair embroiled in endless legal tussles with the rapper.
During that time, Rymir insists that Jay-Z’s legal team has made endless attempts to subvert the legal system in order to avoid taking a paternity test, which the 30-year-old claims would put an end to the case once and for all.
Documentation about every legal proceeding is enclosed in Rymir’s new Supreme Court motion – which has been seen by DailyMail.com and which outlines how the case began with a pre-trial in Camden County, New Jersey on August 13, 2012.
During the pre-trial, Jay-Z’s attorney argued that Lillie – who was acting as Rymir’s legal guardian – had ‘no jurisdiction’ over his case because it was first filed by his mother Wanda in Pennsylvania, and therefore should be heard in the same state.
The rapper’s attorneys also insisted that the case should therefore be dismissed outright because Rymir was over 18 years old at the time of the pre-trial and, according to Pennsylvania state law, paternity must be established before a child reached the age of adulthood.
The court, however, disagreed, holding that the case should be tried under New Jersey law, which states that the age of ‘parentage’ is 23.
Jay-Z’s legal team then argued that the rapper should be exempt from undergoing a DNA test in New Jersey because he did not live, or own any property in the state – despite several news articles linking him to homes in Alpine and Newport.Daily Mail
My client does not have contacts in New Jersey. He doesn’t own residences. He doesn’t own anything in Alpine. He doesn’t own anything in Newport. I don’t know why that information is out there. It is on the internet,’ his lawyer told the court.
As a result of this argument, the judge dismissed the case.
However, Rymir’s attorneys immediately appealed the verdict – insisting that they had evidence in the form of three property deeds and tax records, proving that Jay-Z owned several properties in New Jersey and that his attorney therefore committed ‘fraud’ by stating otherwise in court.
For several of the properties, Jay-Z is still listed as the owner under his legal name, Shawn Corey Carter. In addition, several of his immediate family members are also listed.
Rymir and his legal team submitted the deeds as evidence for their appeal and the case resumed on December 12, 2012. During a hearing as part of that trial, Jay-Z’s attorney noted that she had ‘misspoken’ about where he really lived – having told the court that the rapper lived at 411 Broadway in New York City, which is actually the office of his record label Roc Nation.
‘I did misspeak at the last hearing because I really did think that Broadway was his home address,’ Fisher stated.
However, the case was still dismissed, after the rapper’s lawyer conended that Rumir had failed to prove that the ‘Shawn Corey Carter’ listed on the deeds was in fact her client and not another person of the same name.