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- Ex-wrestler Stan Lane has proven via DNA tests that he isn’t Lauren Boebert’s father.
- Lane said his reputation was “tarnished considerably” when Boebert’s mother made the claim in the 1980s.
- He now hopes Boebert “finds the answers she has been looking for” in her search for her real dad.
A former ex-wrestler thought to be Rep. Lauren Boebert’s father said that being linked to her caused his “otherwise good reputation” to be tarnished “considerably.”
Boebert’s mother Shawn Roberts Bentz has asserted for years that retired professional wrestler Stan Lane, who she had a fling with in the 1980s, was the congresswoman’s father.
However, Lane took two DNA tests which proved that he was not related to her, and told the Daily Beast that “this situation and the numerous false claims made against me over the years has been stressful for me and my family.”
“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,” he told the Daily Beast in a statement.
He added to the Daily Beast that he hopes media outlets will stop following him.
“I have also been followed by the news media so that they could get the scoop on this topic,” he told the Daily Beast. “I ask that I be taken out of this equation since a conclusive result has been given to both sides.”
Lane, 69, did his first paternity test in 1990 after Bentz claimed he was Boebert’s father and attempted to get child support from him.
Although the results proved that he was not genetically linked to Boebert, news later revealed that a lab worker who was in charge of the paternity test had meddled with the sample of an unrelated NFL player who also did a paternity test, the Daily Beast reported.
This cast doubt on the validity of Lane’s test results.
So last month, Lane agreed to another paternity test and gave Boebert the physical copy of the DNA sample to erase any doubts, the Daily Beast reported.
In a statement sent to the Daily Beast, Lane said: “The results came back on May 11, 2023. They were conclusive that I had a 0.0% chance of being the biological father.”
Boebert said to the Daily Beast that the results were accurate and good enough to put the matter to rest.
“It was kind of like ya, this is it, OK!” she said to the outlet. “He has been wrongfully attacked, and he doesn’t deserve that.”
Lane said that he accepted Boebert’s apology on behalf of herself and her mother for the decades of accusations and told the Daily Beast: “If she continues the search for her biological father, I hope she finds the answers she has been looking for.”
Representatives for Boebert and an associate of Lane’s did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comments sent outside of regular business hours.