MADRID (CelebrityAccess) – A judge in Spain has found there is sufficient evidence to establish that a 43-year-old man is the biological son of crooner Julio Iglesias, according to The Associated Press.
The paternity suit was brought before the court by Javier Sánchez, who claims his mother, María Edite Santos, gave birth to him in 1975 exactly nine months after she met Iglesias at a party.
Ultimately, the judge ruled Wednesday (July 10) in favor of Sánchez after Iglesias refused to submit a DNA test into evidence in the trial, reports AP. The judge also said “there existed contacts and a relationship between the mother of (Sánchez and Iglesias) near the date of conception.”
Iglesias’ lawyers are reportedly planning to appeal the decision.
Any possible financial compensation for Sánchez would be determined at a separate trial.