Pastor Jamal H. Bryant is the subject of rumors again, after a woman brandishing the results of a DNA test, alleged the divorced preacher fathered a son she gave birth to last summer.
Latoya Shawntee Odom, a 34-year-old California woman, alleges in an exclusive report from Obnoxious Television that she engaged in a sexual relationship with Bryant which resulted in her getting pregnant. Bryant allegedly asked her to abort the pregnancy, but she refused and gave birth last July to a boy named John Karston Bryant, according to official documents cited in the report.
The report highlights a paternity test carried out by LB Genetics and sent to Odom on August 12, 2015. LB Genetics is a DNA testing facility in California, specializing in paternity, family relationship, and human identification testing.
“The alleged father, Jamal Harrison Bryant, cannot be excluded as the biological father of the child, John Karston Bryant, since they share genetic markers….The probability of paternity is 99.9999%, as compared to an untested, unrelated man of the Black population,” noted the test results signed by Karl-Hans Wurzinger and certified by notary public Oma Marquez Lopez.
Bryant and his now ex-wife, Gizelle who stars in the Real Housewives of Potomac, both filed for divorce from each other in 2008 according to the Baltimore Sun. At the time, Bryant sought a “limited divorce,” while his wife has requested an “absolute divorce.”
Gizelle accused Bryant in court papers of adultery, cruel treatment and “excessively vicious conduct” that caused “reasonable apprehension of bodily suffering so as to render cohabitation unsafe.”