Florida woman who claimed to have DNA proof suggesting she is late David Cassidy's love child is lying, says half-sister

The family of the late actor has ignored the claims, while some relatives of the woman said she is doing it purely to become famous


                            Florida woman who claimed to have DNA proof suggesting she is late David Cassidy's love child is lying, says half-sister

The half-sister of Naples woman Shelly Wright claims that her step-sibling is not the love child of late singer David Cassidy.

Jamie Lane told the Naples Daily News, that wright had asked her father James "Jo" Bohon to take a paternity test back in 2014. The test claimed to a 99.9% probability that Bohon was indeed Wright's biological father.

"Shelly wants to be famous so bad," Lanes told the Daily News.

"Since 2014 she has been selling this story and embarrassing our family."

Shelly Wright claims she has DNA proof that suggests she is 99.9 percent the love child of Cassidy, who died last November from liver failure.



“It’s been one hell of a ride for me to get anyone in the public eye to listen to me," Wright said on Thursday. "They wouldn't believe me. The Cassidy family totally shunned me away.”

The 44-year-old earlier told the Daily News that she recently acquired the test results from Identigene, a DNA testing site. According to reports, she submitted a swab of saliva from her mouth with a swab from a water bottle Cassidy used during a 2015 concert.

Television personality David Cassidy attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Season 4 Finale at Trump SoHo on May 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Television personality David Cassidy attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Season 4 Finale at Trump SoHo on May 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

“I always knew that Bo wasn’t my father. Bo knew I wasn’t his daughter,” Wright told Radar Online. She even dished out on the details of how she got hold of the water bottle with Cassidy's DNA on it.

“A lady private messaged me on my Facebook and said there was a DNA water bottle that belonged to Cassidy that she saw on eBay and to check it out,” Wright recalled. “So I looked and there it was. I had no idea!”

David Cassidy performs during the Paradise Artists Party at IEBA Conference Day 3 at the War Memorial Auditorium on October 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
David Cassidy performs during the Paradise Artists Party at IEBA Conference Day 3 at the War Memorial Auditorium on October 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

After waiting to get the test results for weeks on end, Wright finally had the answers to her biological father's origins on Sunday, April 1. “It’s positive!” Wright told in her interview with Radar.

“I found out this morning. I’m so thrilled. It’s been years and years and years. As I was typing the password to see the results, my hands were shaking. When I saw 99.9 percent match I was like ‘oh my god!'”

However, one of Wright's relatives has spoken up on the issue since it went viral, saying that the test results are faulty. Jamie Lane, the half-sister of Wright, decided to speak up after she read multiple stories of Wright claiming to have proof that she's Cassidy's alleged love child.

Singer/actor David Cassidy (R) and his daughter Katie Cassidy arrive at the 9th annual Family Television Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Family TV Awards)
Singer/actor David Cassidy (R) and his daughter Katie Cassidy arrive at the 9th annual Family Television Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Family TV Awards)

“Shelly wants to be famous so bad," Lane said on Friday in a telephone interview. She also revealed that Wright had previously asked Bohon four years ago to take the paternity test because "nobody on the Cassidy side would listen to her." 

“Since then she’s been selling the story and embarrassing our family," the 33-year-old relative added.

Actor David Cassidy accepts his Hippest Fashion Plate, Male award for 'The Partridge Family' during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor David Cassidy accepts his Hippest Fashion Plate, Male award for 'The Partridge Family' during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)