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Published December 17, 2016
A Chilean lawyer said a judge has agreed to retest the DNA sample of Spanish-language TV host Mario Kreutzberger.
A blood test found no link between the "Sabado Gigante" host known as Don Francisco and a Chilean man claiming to be his son. But a prosecutor opened a criminal investigation into a lab technician's claims that he was offered a bribe to change the result.
Kreutzberger has denied the allegations, telling reporters last month "I've never bribed anybody."
The Chilean man’s lawyer, Pedro Mirando, said a judge agreed to further tests. But Mirando said he will appeal the decision because he wants the talk show host to give more blood for testing.
Forty-three-year-old Abraham F.M. filed a lawsuit against Kreutzberger last year. He claims he was the outcome of a romance between Kreutzberger and his mother, identified as Rosa M.C., who at the time was working at a bakery.
F.M., says his mother and Kreutzberger never saw each other again, despite her countless efforts of finding him via television Channel 13, where Don Francisco began his career
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.