Israel Houghton's team is responding to claims that he's failed to make child support payments to his two youngest children, whom he allegedly fathered during an extramarital affair, and is being pursued by the Texas attorney general's office.
While the 45-year-old Christian singer-songwriter and frontman of Israel & New Breed is worshiping God on the "Festival of Praise" tour, he's been the subject of Bossip reports claiming that the Texas State Attorney General's Child Support Division is suing him over failure to make child support payments.
According to Bossip, Houghton failed to make child support payments for his two youngest children, Kingston, 4, and Khristian, 2, both of whom he fathered in an extramarital affair during his 20-year marriage.
Houghton's representatives said in a statement to The Christian Post that the court documents published on the Bossip website have nothing to do with child support payments.
"This article posted on Bossip was inaccurate and misleading, the case and filing by the Texas State Attorney General has absolutely nothing to do with child support. Mr. Houghton has and continues to provide financial support for the children at issue," Houghton's representatives told CP.
"Nothing in the filing by the Texas State Attorney General states or alleges otherwise. Thus, the statements in the original article, that the attorney general 'has sued the gospel singer to force him to pay for the upkeep' of the children, and that the 'attorney general demanded in court papers recently that Houghton start paying both back and current child support,' are totally false."
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