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Paul McCartney's Amorous Scandalous Adventures, 1964-66

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Bettina Hubers

Bettina Hubers

Bettina(L) and Mother (R)

Bettina(L) and Mother (R)

Mother and Daughter (R)

Mother and Daughter (R)

Bettina Hubers

Take Erika Hubers, a German waitress that Paul met and had sex with during their Hamburg days. Erika threatened to file a civil action against the young McCartney because she did become pregnant and Paul insisted on her getting an abortion. She refused and the baby girl, Bettina Hubers, was born the day Paul left Hamburg 1962. Legal action was pursued by Erika's father and papers were filed. The legal papers arrived at David Jacobs, attorney, who advised Paul to remain silent and never answered the complaint.

A few years went by, and now Paul was a member of the world's most famous band. Erika's father against threatened to file legal papers (again) in London, where British courts would make the whole event public. Paul, obviously was worried more now and paid $27,000 to keep Bettina's existence a secret. Things did remain quiet until 1981, when Bettina, now an adult, sued Paul for $6,000,000. Paul paid the amount. There is little question that Paul is the father, however, DNA tests have still yet to be done, which would seal the deal and any claims. However, the question remains even without DNA is why would Paul pay to settle out of court IF he was 100% sure Bettina was not his child? Just to keep it out of the headlines? Maybe.

According to Paul, he paid the amount only so the band could continue playing in Hamburg when police investigated the allegation. He was afraid of being sent back to England. However, the case does not end there because the claims persisted as Bettina became an adult. She had found love letters between her mom and Paul from that indicate there was a clear relationship going on from 1959 to 1962. At some point in the early 80's, to settle paternity, a blood sample was given from her and one was thought to be from Paul. The results were inconclusive and did not resolve it.

Years flew by and her life as a caregiver to elderly took priority. Then, in 2007, the German authorities found out that the blood sample given by Paul had been not his, but a look alike! As crazy as it seems, up until then, authorities had presumed it was McCartney's. Once Bettina was aware of this, she filed a fraud case with the Berlin prosecutor against Paul. Upon review, however, the German authorities dropped any further investigation since the Statute of Limitations was five years. In 2007, that was long past 1984, when the fraud happened. But, what is curious about all of this was that the German courts in the 1960's seem to take Bettina's allegation as true because Paul was forced to pay child support to the mother, otherwise, Paul would not allowed to return to Germany! So, for many years, Paul paid $282 a month, until paternity was resolved.

Alice Doyle

In 1964, the same situation repeated, this time Alice Doyle claimed that her newborn son was Paul's. Both the girl and her parents met with Paul's then attorney. Her uncle threatened to go to the press about this, who was blackmailing McCartney. Legal agreements were drawn up to give 5000 pounds to make the matter go away. It would continue to bother McCartney for several more years until events and time simply made the claim fade away but unresolved. Again, DNA tests could have clear Paul or not and they were available in the 1980's.

According Cynthia Lennon, John's first wife, Paul was Liverpool's town gigolo, as many paternity claims were filed claiming he was the father. Paul does admit that "birds" were easy to get and lay, and he was a very good looking guy. It seems like the real threat was Bettina Hubers, there would be no reason to pay six million if it were not true to McCartney's heart.

What would really resolve the Bettina Hubers case would be to do a DNA test today from both her and Paul. This would either clear Paul or not. Yet, he has refused, so the question is why? If he is 100% sure Bettina is NOT his daughter, what is there to be afraid of?


Brindia Gaines on July 17, 2020:

Well, I loved Paul in the day and now. He is nine years older than me and a Gemini like me. I would have had his baby and proud of it. I would have had to have some financial support also; cause my Dad would have kicked me out of the house and as far as his nasty feet could send me. But would I have cared? Hell no.

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perrya (author) on February 27, 2013:

No band had all of the enduring traits like them: charm, wit, humor, radical, good looks, talent, originality. Much of it developed during the Hamburg days long before anyone knew much about them.

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on February 27, 2013:

I agree-they were so young then and so nice looking.

perrya (author) on February 27, 2013:

Especially in Germany-they were in their late teens.

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on February 27, 2013:

The Beatles were so young back then and they must have been pretty wild. They could do what ever they wanted.

perrya (author) on February 27, 2013:

Yes, wild and young. Free from parents and home, the first time is always intoxicating.

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on February 26, 2013:

Interesting about Paul McCartney and his life back then when the Beatles were in Germany.

perrya (author) on July 13, 2012:

Yes, indulge, but be prepared for legalities.

MG Singh from UAE on July 13, 2012:

Nice hub. I think great people should be allowed this indulgence

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