Curry, who also is the father of a 3-year-old boy who witnessed the murders of the boy's mother, Nova Henry, and his sister, Ava Goings, previously denied a paternal connection with Ava. But the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday cited a source that disclosed the results of a previously sealed DNA test that revealed Curry to be Ava's father.
The child, however, was given the last name Goings, the surname of Henry's former boyfriend, Fredrick, 36, who has been questioned in the murders and was named by Curry's son, Noah, 3, as the gunman. Goings has not been formally named a suspect by Chicago police.
The Sun-Times reported that lawyers for Curry and Henry told a paternity court judge Monday that they had safety concerns because Goings, a family law attorney, was not in custody.
The DNA test, according to the report, came from a confidential court document filed in September, when Henry sought additional child support from Curry, who already was paying $6,000 per month for Noah. Curry is married and has four children with his wife, Patrice. His payments, the report said, increased to $15,000 per month in November, after the DNA tests showed he was the father. Curry will earn $9.7 million this season from the Knicks, who are owned by Cablevision, which also owns Newsday.
Curry is believed to be in Chicago tending to Noah, who was found unharmed but covered in his mother's blood at the gruesome scene. Curry, who has been out with a sore right knee, has been given an open-ended leave of absence from the team to deal with the situation. He was unavailable for comment.
Curry's agent, Leon Rose, and lawyer, Kelly Saindon, did not return messages seeking comment.