Dakota Meyer, the former fiancé of Bristol Palin, is being forced to take a paternity test in an increasingly bitter custody battle over her new baby.
Court documents seen by Daily Mail Online reveal that Meyer's bid for joint custody in a suit filed in Kentucky and Alaska has stalled pending the results of the paternity test.
Now Meyer's family have told Daily Mail Online they are 'hurt' over the doubt that has been cast and insisted that Meyer 'has a right to that child', whose birth Palin announced on December 24.
Speaking from the family home in Greensburg, Kentucky, Meyer's grandmother, Jean, 85, said: 'It happens every day that a mother tries to keep a child from the father and you just have to deal with it.
'But I would say it does hurt [to have to prove paternity]. But that's just the way the law is – you have to get permission here and permission there.
'I really think Dakota will do the right thing and I think he has a right to that child.'
Well putting Granny's feelings aside for the moment I would think that Dakota would be the one asking for this paternity test, but if the Daily Mail is correct it is the Palin camp demanding the test.
That could only mean that Bristol either knows full well the child is not his, or suspects that the child is not his.
Is now too early to say I told you so?