When Liam Gallagher hits the headlines, it’s rarely about his music.
The former Oasis frontman is in the news again thanks to a multi-million-dollar lawsuit launched by a music journalist who claims he’s the father of her child.
Liza Ghorbani, a reporter who has published works in The New York Times and Rolling Stone, has told her friends that Gallagher is the father of her seven-month-old, according to the NY Post. The pair had apparently met in May 2010 for a NY Times column “A Night Out With...”
The claims came to light after reports that an unidentified woman was suing Gallagher for $3 million in Manhattan Family Court. Britain’s Daily Mail has now outted Ghorbani as the woman behind that legal case.
A representative for Gallagher told the Daily Mail that "legal action" was being taken against the newspaper for naming the rocker.
Gallagher is married to All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, his second wife. He has three children from different relationships. The Brit has a daughter who was the result of an extra-marital affair during his first marriage to actress and singer Patsy Kensit, and he has two sons -- one with Kensit and one with Appleton.
Though their heyday is well behind them, Oasis was one of the most formidable British bands of its era. Their third studio set “Be Here Now” from 1997 is still Britain’s fastest selling album, shifting more than 424,000 copies in its first day on sale (platinum certification in Britain is 300,000 units).
The band’s trademark ballad from 1995, “Wonderwall,” was recently voted the No. 1 song of the past 20 years by listeners of Australia’s Triple J radio network.
Liam split acrimoniously with his older brother Noel and has repeatedly vowed to never reunite with Oasis. For Oasis’ many fans, there’s still a glimmer of hope. Speaking to the NME for a recent cover story, Liam said there was "unfinished business" with his former band and that he would consider reforming the group to mark the 20th anniversary of its debut album “Definitely Maybe” -- for no financial reward.
Liam is now frontman of the act Beady Eye.