NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The newly elected Queens borough president testified in a salacious child-support case involving her famous boyfriend, Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, on Wednesday.
Melinda Katz appeared unhappy to be dragged into her live-in lover’s child support case, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
When a lawyer for Sliwa’s ex-wife wanted to know how she got pregnant, Katz said she didn’t want to talk about it.
Katz was stoic as she left the courthouse with her lawyer. While she was on the witness stand, she avoided discussing intimate details of her relationship with Sliwa and the two children she had with him during his marriage to Mary Sliwa.
Mary’s attorney alleged that Katz broke up the marriage.
“They had a personal, intimate, sexual, relationship at home,” Mary Sliwa’s attorney, Paul Siegert, said.
Siegert tried to ask Katz how she became pregnant, but the judge said she did not have to answer. The pair has said Katz was artificially inseminated with Sliwa’s frozen sperm.
Siegert questioned that story.
“I don’t believe it for a second,” he said. “If a woman is going to have a baby, why would she use frozen sperm from 10 years before when she’s having a relationship?”
The case came about in an effort by Sliwa to have his $13,000-a-month child-support payment for his son with Mary reduced to $2,500. Sliwa said he has fallen on hard times and has had his annual salary reduced from $700,000 to $200,000.
Watching Katz get grilled on the stand was upsetting for Sliwa.
“It really hurts to watch somebody you love treated like that,” he said.
Sliwa and Katz have been living together in Queens since the birth of her two sons. He told Kramer he does have plans for the future.
“I certainly would like to pop the question,” he said, “When things get quiet, I would like to pop the question.”
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