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Judge Calls Beyonce's Dad Out For Being A Deadbeat To 5-Year-Old Daughter

Mathew Knowles tried to buy baby mama's silence. 

Beyonce’s daddy is a deadbeat, according to a Houston family court judge. Mathew Knowles was reamed in court for trying to buy his baby mama’s silence—to get out of paying child support—with $225k in “hush money," per Bossip.

The judge says that the 63-year-old gave baby mama Taqoya Branscomb $225k to keep quiet over their now 5-year-old daughter Koi. “Mr. Knowles knew of his paternity in September 2009 and clearly sought to avoid the establishment of a support obligation based primarily on the tolling agreement and the payment of monies pursuant to said agreement, which the court can only reasonably conclude was hush money," Judge David D. Farr said as part of his ruling.

Koi was born in 2010, while Mathew was still married to Beyonce’s mother Tina. Mathew also had a son with another woman while married.

Good news for Taquoya. Last month, the judge ordered that Mathew pay her $70,822 in back child support plus interest, along with $1,496 a month in regular child support. He’s now responsible for Koi’s health insurance as well as $50,000 in attorney fees.

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