A cafe owner who claims Reg Grundy & # 39; s & # 39; love child & # 39; is a tough fight to prove that he is the son of the late media magnate after the DNA tests came back & # 39; not convincing & # 39 ;.
Simon Russell appeared in Sydney on Wednesday, looking for his $ 900 million piece of Dr. Grundy's & fortune after he died in 2016.
Russel & # 39; s lawyer Nicolas Kirby told Judge Geoff Lindsay that the results of a biological test & # 39; not convincing & # 39; had returned, the Daily telegram reported.
Kirby said they happened to have a DNA sample at a pathological company, but once the testing was complete, it didn't have enough DNA to construct a profile, which was not straightforward.
The former mayor who claims Reg Grundy's & # 39; s (right) & # 39; love child & # 39; to be in the fight for part of his $ 900 million ability, is first pictured (left)
Also in court was Dr. Grundy & # 39; s estranged daughter Viola La Valette and widow Carolyn Joy Chambers-Grundy – who already started his fight against his estate.
Kirby said his client was now seeking a court order calling on Mrs. Chambers-Grundy to call all & # 39; medical entities & # 39; to mention that could contain biological matter that belongs to Dr. Grundy.
Justice Lindsay then asked why they had not tested a biological sample of Dr Grundy's & Vi 39 La Valette's daughter: & # 39; If they are half-brother and sister will not show that? & # 39; he asked.
Reg Grundy is pictured above with his second wife Joy Chambers in 2005
But Kirby said that it is not a worthy alternative and that it is not conclusive.
He even said that performing biological tests on Mrs. La Valette might show that she might not like Dr. Grundy is.
But Justice Lindsay did not agree with this argument and said that the idea that La Valette is not his daughter is too unlikely to have the siblings tested.
Outside the court, Russell was reluctant when asked why he believes Dr. Grundy is his father.
& # 39; I will not comment on it unless the DNA comes back and then we can continue. There is no story until the DNA appears. & # 39;
Mrs. La Valette, who has been talking to her father for over 20 years, is also looking for millions of dollars from the will of Dr. Grundy, in addition to the $ 250,000 she receives every year.
Mr Russell's chances of claiming one of the $ 900 million depend entirely on the paternity test results.
Mr. Grundy – who died in 2016 at the age of 92 – left assets worth $ 800 million abroad and $ 71 million in Australia.
Mr. Russell is the owner of Roc Cafe in Black Rock, a suburb of Bayside of Melbourne, reportedly closed for weeks, the Daily telegram reported.
M. Russell (right), was born before Mr Grundy (left) married his first wife Lola Powell in 1954, declined to comment on pending DNA testing
The cafe seems to be flopping because it has been closed last month and is currently on the market.
Russell is a famous businessman in the area and served the community as a councilor for more than a decade.
He was first elected mayor of the Sandringham Council in 1994 and was elected mayor of the Bayside Council for the second time in 2001 and 2002, when the cities merged.
In the most recent vote from 2016, Russell missed Russell as a candidate for the Southern Ward seat in Bayside.
Simon Thomas Russell owns Roc Cafe in Black Rock, a suburb of Melbourne (photo). The café has been closed last month and is now for sale
The businessman and former mayor, who also served in the army reserve, is a husband and father of three who is believed to have reached the age of 6.
Despite the striking agreement, Russell & # 39; s legal representative, lawyer Anthea McIntyre, said that the information that led her client to believe that he could be Mr. Grundy's child was private.
Mr. Grundy, who also produced the Australian versions of the popular Wheel of Fortune game shows and The Price is Right, was supposed to have conceived only one child, Kim Robin Grundy, now known as Viola La Valette.
Grundy died in 2016 at the age of 92 and left overseas assets worth $ 800 million and $ 71 million at the local level
Last year she started a legal battle for her share of his fortune and challenged to leave most of his legacy to his second wife Carolyn Joy Chambers-Grundy.
Mrs. La Valette claimed that her father suffered from Alzheimer's disease when he made that will.
M. Russell's lawyer, Nicolas Kirby, told the court that DNA samples from both Mr. Grundy and Mr. Russell were kept in a lab.
Mrs. La Valette, Mr. Grundy's daughter with first wife Patricia Lola Powell, challenged Mrs. Chambers for her piece of her father's estate.
Mr. Grundy and his wife Joy Chambers portray themselves in 1994. The couple moved to Bermuda in the early 1980s and they were there together on the day he died
After her trial, friends of the Grundy family came forward to say that they had never heard of the daughter of the TV legend, An ongoing case reported in 2017.
She had not spoken to her father 22 years ago until his death.
The value of a 1.6-hectare property in Bermuda, presumably the palatial Idolwood Lagoon Estate, is expected to be questioned during the proceedings.
Mr Grundy was behind several long-celebrated soap operas and game shows such as Sons and Daughters, The Young Doctors, The Restless Years, Sale or The Century and Neighbors.
Grundy was the man behind shows such as Neighbors (photo) and Prisoner
He also produced ABBA: The Movie alongside Stig Anderson, and was known to keep his private life out of the public eye.
After marrying his first wife in his & # 39; 20 and divorcing her later, Mr. Grundy lived with his daughter Kim, and his mother in the & # 39; 60 while building his television empire.
Mr. Grundy met Joy, an author and actress, when she was a panel member of the game show I have a secret and married her four years later in 1971.
She went to the star in various soaps of her husband, including The Restless Years, The Doctors and Neighbors.
The value of the 1.6-hectare property in Bermuda, presumably the palatial Idolwood Lagoon Estate (photo), is expected to be questioned during the work of La Valette.
Mrs. Grundy continues to live in the sprawling Bermuda mansion of the couple. However, she briefly returned to Sydney for the appearance of the court.
The couple moved to Bermuda in the early 1980s and they were there together the day he died.
In 1983, Mr. Grundy was appointed Officer in the Order of the British Empire, and became a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honors in 2008.
He also obtained his PhD in 2004 at the University of Queensland.
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