“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.
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“The Toby Keith song, 'Who's Your Daddy' hits a bit differently now.”
For Lane, the finding marks the end of a long ordeal during which Bentz, with whom he admits having a brief affair, sued him for child support and continued to accuse him after Boebert was elected to Congress.
“This situation and the numerous false claims made against me over the years has been stressful for me and my family,” Lane said, according to the Daily Beast. “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.”
Lane had taken and passed a court-ordered paternity test in 1990. But that test was called into question when Karen Weary, the North Carolina phlebotomist who took Lane's blood sample, was convicted of switching samples in a different case, as reported at Raw Story.
North Carolina child-support officials had attempted to retest anyone whose samples were taken by Weary, but Bentz did not receive the notice. “Because of those questions, last month, the Colorado Republican and Lane agreed to take another round of tests and put the matter to rest once and for all,” the Daily Beast reported.
And there was this:
“When (Lane) agreed in May to take another test, he let Lauren Boebert have physical custody of the DNA sample so there could be no doubts about its accuracy."
“The results came back on May 11, 2023. They were conclusive that I had a 0.0% chance of being the biological father,” Lane added. “Once we both reviewed the results Lauren and I agreed that this matter is settled, and I accepted Lauren’s apology on behalf of herself and her mother.”
Boebert said they all agreed the results are bona fide: “It was kind of like ya, this is it, ok!” she said. “He has been wrongfully attacked, and he doesn’t deserve that.”