'She truly believes that she is the love of Van’s life.She says she didn’t begin to date him until his relationship was over with Michelle.‘There’s been talk that his ballad Have I Told You Lately That I Love You will be played at the Royal Wedding.‘I spoke to Van a short while ago and I said, “Do you even know this person [Gi Gi Lee]? ‘(T)he original statement of the birth should stand . Both of the publicists who were drawn into the dispute have confirmed that it was Gi Gi who caused the controversy.
‘Their decision to capitulate may have spared them from the wrath of the court but it’s still humiliating.’ The statement that stunned fans of Van Morrison – whose hit songs include Brown Eyed Girl and Bright Side Of The Road – went up on his website four days after Christmas in 2009.‘Gi Gi and Van Morrison are proud to announce the birth of their first-born son,’ it read.
‘Little Van, born Dec 28, 2009 – the spitting image of his daddy.
Van Morrison has abandoned a court battle to cover up his relationship with the mother of his love child after The Mail on Sunday obtained emails revealing that his mistress withheld vital evidence from a judge.
The singer launched his controversial attempt to muzzle the Press after he failed to quell speculation about a posting on his website announcing that a flamboyant Texan blonde, Gi Gi Lee, had given birth to his son, namesake and ‘spitting image’, George Ivan Morrison III.
‘Mr Morrison and Miss Lee claimed that they needed the injunction to protect their privacy and the child’s but there was compelling evidence that they had each seriously misled the court,’ a legal expert said last night.
‘In what appears to be an acknowledgement of their wrongdoing, they have agreed to an order dropping the injunction and they will contribute to the costs of Associated Newspapers [publishers of The Mail on Sunday] and another newspaper group that challenged them.There also was damning testimony from a top public relations executive, John Saunders, who had issued the original denial for Morrison.In a sworn affidavit, Saunders said he was mortified to discover that the singer had lied to him in order to persuade him to put out the statement.But an investigation by The Mail on Sunday uncovered what seemed to be gaping holes in this story: Forty-three-year-old Gi Gi became a director of 14 of Morrison’s companies in the months before she gave birth to ‘Little Van’, as she nicknamed the child whom she insisted to friends was his.And last October, she and the infant joined him in California, where he was on tour.According to a spokesman for the 65-year-old singer, the announcement was a hurtful hoax by internet hackers.