There's been a lot of rumors reported online about Kali Bowyer
, most of which is centered around the possibility of Chris Rock
being the father of her son.
For the record, Kali is still 99% sure
Rock is the father, regardless of a potentially botched DNA test
and subsequent cover up.
I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down and talking with Kali Bowyer
about her forthcoming court case
against Chris Rock
, and about her new book due to be released this Fall, Hollywood Child
Rock filed a motion to stop the book from being published, but his attempts failed. [see more about 'Hollywood Child' below]
After years of getting the runaround and when her son became ill, Kali finally filed her first court case against
Chris Rock. Kali also claims that there are at least two other women going through the same thing with the comedian...that's not very funny.
Rock's lawyer Steven Barns' initial response to her allegations? An attempt to get her to accept a check and sign a confidentiality agreement. One of the "other women," Monica, accepted her check and signed a confidentiality agreement - but Kali refused.
Due to jurisdictional issues, the paternity test was performed in NYC, which is something that still doesn't sit too well with Kali. She claims to have never received any money from the tabloids for her story and in fact turned down offers.
She also believes Rock violated a confidentiality agreement by making the paternity test results public.
Needless to say, she wants a second test - this time she plans to file papers in California.
I found Kali Bowyer
to be a very charming, intelligent woman. Outside of lawsuits and book deals, Kali is also a skilled photographer and has several coffee table books for sale.Hollywood Child by Kali Bowyer
is the latest in the kiss' n tell
books. Within the pages of Bowyer's elaborate tell all
are some of the biggest names in Hollywood!
It all started in 1991 when Kali headed on her own from her hometown of Laguna Beach to pursue a career in acting. She was fresh off the bus, but she was well aware of all the clichs that went along with being a starry-eyed youth. She thought she could handle the challenges in front of her because she had a hard knock upbringing; being the only daughter of "Rehab Doctor" to the stars. Unfortunately, she was seduced by the glamour of it all.
Kali quickly landed in the right circles, making friends with the Comedy Store club which included Pauly Shore and Jay Leno. Roxbury's became her home away from home attending some of the most prestigious private parties in town. She clicked well with Chris Rock, who was just making a name for himself. Insecure and immature, Chris was not the power performer he is today. Chris doted on Kali, making her feel like a queen. He introduced her to all his friends, Arsenio Hall, Spike Lee, Madonna and Eddie Murphy.
And that's when the trouble began.
Drugs were everywhere and Kali didn't know when to stop the press button. That is until she became pregnant with Chris' baby. Kali retreated from this reckless lifestyle to bring up her son in a healthy environment. She moved out of the 90210 and tried her best to be a good mother.
Thirteen years later she discovered her son suffered from a rare illness. She reached out to Chris for help in the past. She wanted him to at the very least pay the doctor bills. But she never got Chris on the phone. She could only talk to his lawyers. Bullying, nasty phone calls, doctored paternity tests, stalking and threats followed, sending Kali into a state of panic where she couldn't sleep for fear of Chris' poison-tongued thugs.
Hollywood Child will be available in book s