A lawyer for rocker Liam Gallagher has applied for a gagging order to silence the New York-based reporter he's accused of fathering a child with.
The former Oasis frontman is alleged to have had a fling with showbusiness writer Liza Ghorbani after she allegedly filed suit in the Big Apple earlier this month (Jul13), demanding $3 million (£2 million) in child support for her seven-month-old daughter Gemma.
Gallagher, who is married to singer Nicole Appleton, has vowed to fight the claims, but he sent legal eagle Raoul Felder to Manhattan Family Court on Friday (26Jul13) to demand Ghorbani sign a confidentiality agreement before they even start proceedings.
Her lawyer, William Beslow, insisted his client would have been willing to do so without the judge's order, although the court official has yet to rule on the motion.
The appeal for the gagging order was filed a day after Gallagher was photographed in London without his wedding ring, fuelling speculation over the state of his five-year marriage.
Appleton, the mother of Gallagher's 12-year-old son Gene, has also been snapped on vacation in Florida without her ring.