Director Steven Soderbough Facing Child Support Suit

NEW YORK (AP) — An Australian woman says Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh fathered her baby daughter, and she’s suing for child support.

Frances Lawrencina Anderson’s paternity lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan. It says the “Traffic” and “Ocean’s Eleven” director helped pay medical expenses during Anderson’s pregnancy, and a DNA test showed he was the father of the girl she had in August.

Soderbergh’s lawyer declined to comment Thursday on the lawsuit.

Anderson lives in Sydney. Soderbergh directed his play “Tot Mom” at a Sydney theater, where the play ran from December 2009 to February 2010.

He married TV personality and novelist Jules Asner in 2003.

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