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Steven Soderbergh Admits To Fathering Australian Woman's Child — Shocking!

Wed, April 6, 2011 4:58pm EDT by Add first Comment

The Oscar-winning director acknowledges having an affair with the woman — and will pay child support.

Steven Soderbergh, 48, says he is the father of Australian woman, Frances Lawrencina Anderson‘s baby girl Pearl Button, who was born Aug. 30, 2010.

The Sex, Lies and Videotape director, who is married to TV entertainment personality Jules Asner, 43, has agreed to pay “reasonable” child-support payments, according to NYC court documents obtained by

Frances says the sexual encounter happened in December 2009, while the Oscar-winning Traffic director was in Sydney directing a play entitled – get this! — Tot Mom.

In February, Steven admitted “he’d engaged in sexual intimacy and as a result thereof the plaintiff became pregnant.” But in order to deal with Frances’ money claims, both hired attorneys.

Steven has a daughter Sarah, 21, with his first wife, Betsy Brantley. He and Jules are still together.

–Leigh Blickley

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