Hoax: Kevin Federline’s brother says he’s the father of Britney Spears’ oldest son

When I first read this story on Radar Online, I’ll admit that I fell for it. I would have reported it like it was real. Radar has this way of phrasing gossip that gives it a distinct air of legitimacy. Plus they’ve broken plenty of stories to date. Then I read the alleged “restraining order request” from Britney Spear’s “ex-brother-in-law” on US Weekly and thought “this can’t be real.” It turns out it wasn’t, and Radar and US Weekly got duped.

To recap: Radar reported that the National Enquirer was in possession of a restraining filed against Britney Spears by her ex-brother-in-law, Christopher Federline. In the request, Christopher allegedly claimed that Britney stole his credit card, ran up $4,500 worth of charges on it, and also, incidentally, he’s the father of Britney’s oldest son, Sean Preston Federline. In Us Weekly’s posted version of the document, Britney used the credit card to buy $4,500 worth of comic books, I sh*t you not. The “lawsuit” was riddled with errors and included laughable details like Britney telling “Christopher” he had a small penis. It’s all the work of a known fraudster who regularly filed ridiculous lawsuits against famous people, including Britney, when he was in jail. Now he’s using the identities of relatives of famous people to file bogus lawsuits. He’s done this recently to Angelina Jolie, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber, among others. The Smoking Gun uncovered the truth:

Since his release from prison in late-April, Riches has continued filing lawsuits, though he has used names other than his own, like “Gino Romano.” For example, posing as the father of actress Selena Gomez, Riches filed an October 2012 federal complaint accusing Justin Bieber of stealing his credit card and using it to pay for a “penis enlargement.”

News of the phony Bieber lawsuit came in an “Exclusive” story on the gossip site TMZ, which apparently was unaware that the complaint was concocted by Riches (whose Facebook page lists his occupation as a “Creative Writer” for TMZ).

Riches’s latest hoax victim is gossip site Radar Online, which today posted a front-page story reporting that Britney Spears was being sued in federal court by the brother of Kevin Federline, one of her ex-husbands and the father of her two boys…

Riches, who himself was a credit card fraudster, referred to the “Federline” complaint in a December 19 Facebook post.

The “Federline” lawsuit, filed December 18 in Tampa, Florida, was dismissed two days later by Judge Steven Merryday, who cited three prior 2012 cases in his order. Two of those cases were filed by “Gino Romano” and named various members of the Kardashian family as defendants.

The third case was filed by a “Jonathan Jolie,” who sued Brad Pitt, John Travolta, and the Church of Scientology for, among other things, assaulting him. “Jolie,” who claimed to be Angelina Jolie’s cousin, wrote that he was “hiding at the Italian Embassy in New York for protection and I’m wearing a mask.”

[From The Smoking Gun]

There’s more about this Jonathan Lee Riches character on The Smoking Gun if you’re interested. He just got out of jail in April, and is currently in jail again, after traveling to Newtown, CT to impersonate an uncle of one of the murdered children there. It’s all pretty despicable. I just feel sorry for Radar and The National Enquirer. Maybe if this story hadn’t come out around the holidays when everyone is working half-assed this lawsuit wouldn’t have passed the sniff test. US Weekly fell for it too, and they also had access to the original document.

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  1. Amy625 says:

    Why feel sorry for NE, Us, and Radar? They do false stories all of the time. I don’t get why people believe all of their stories when just because they get one in a million right.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I take every single thing reported by Radar, NE et al with a huge heaping boulder of salt.

    • Vibius says:

      Why would a con artist conning a bunch of liars bug CB? They make up lies all the time knowing stupid people out there will believe it. They just didnt realize this one was BS beforehand.

  2. daz says:

    ‘accusing Justin Bieber of stealing his credit card and using it to pay for a “penis enlargement.”’- Made me laugh

  3. lower-case deb says:

    “Hoax” also a sound you make right before you sing praises to the God of Porcelain down the slightly watered Pipes of Glory.

  4. Cathy says:

    The guy sounds like he has some serious mental issues. The Justin Beiber story is funny though.

  5. Samigirl says:

    I don’t understand why this guy does this? He keeps getting arrested, and nothing else comes from it. What’s the point?

  6. ms.steel says:

    it would be great if the hoax included Gloria Alleged as his attorney.

  7. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    This con man sure mentions his small penis often in these law suits. Sad “little” man.

  8. Simple Red says:

    I had to put my hot tea down to read cause u had me chuckling while reading this…

    Well that is those pubs get for jumping to believe… That Riches guy needs to evaluated for immediate lock down in a mental ward

  9. Macey says:

    Just look at the difference in her eyes from when she was with KFed and now. Say what you want about him but Brit’s eyes truly sparkle in that pic. Now they look so dead and doped up. I think it was after their split that she really went downhill.

    • hunter says:

      Total agreement, that’s 100% true.

    • annabelle says:

      This is exactly what I was going to say.
      Look at those eyes and that smile.

      Bright, alive and happy.

      We all get older, I’m not slamming on that, but she just seems so beaten down by life in every photo I see, it makes me sad for her.

  10. Jess says:

    Poor girl. She seems very likeable, but also very stupid. I wish she would just stay away from publicity, be happy and enjoy her family in peace.

  11. Jennifer12 says:

    I don’t think Kevin was good for her, but she actually used to look happy and have her spark. What the heck has happened to this once amazing performer?

    • the original bellaluna says:

      She was the sole source of income for her family (since young childhood), at least until her sister was pimped into “Tha Biz” as well.

      She jumped into an unhealthy marriage with a lazy, humongous moocher, and had back-to-back kids (Irish Twins) within a year.

      She’s got some serious mental health issues, and appears to be either over-medicated or perma-sedated.

    • Ally says:

      I think she was happy with him, but she was reading the tabloids at the time which were constantly trumpetung what a loser he was, so she dumped him (via text message, remember?)

      When he moved on, that’s when she went off the deep end.

      Most people disagree, but I think he was a stabilizing force in her life. The guy was clearly happy to be an engaged father and have this dopey rap career on the side.

      In any case, that relationship was preferable to the current wife/slave situation that’s being set up with the hand-off from her father to her manager-husband.

  12. MsGoblin says:

    Which one of her sons was allowed to cut her bangs?

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    WHAT. A. DICK.

    That’s the kind of thing that makes some serious enemies, and he should step softly. Sooner or later, he’s going to cross someone who isn’t mental/vulnerable.

    Notice he hasn’t tried this mess with Ice-T or LL…

  14. KellyinSeattle says:

    It’s a good thing, at least, that she doesn’t famewhore her sons.

  15. jess says:

    UGH. This guy is wasting OUR tax money. What a scumbag.

  16. amanda says:

    she looks terrible I can’t stand seeing pictures of her. Those faces she constantly makes get on my nerves she is such a puppet and is so dead behind the eyes.

  17. Chrissy says:

    It was reported on Fox News too!

  18. TexasTexasTexas says:

    He didn’t impersonate the uncle of a murdered child in Conn, he impersonated the murderer’s uncle.