A love child scandal has erupted in the wake of a new documentary about the tragic life of “Saturday Night Live” funny man CHRIS FARLEY.
“I Am Chris Farley” is supposedly a revealing portrait of the comedian who fatally overdosed on cocaine and morphine in 1997 – but there’s no mention of the alleged secret son uncovered by The National ENQUIRER!
In the Sept. 19, 2005, issue of The ENQUIRER, ex-model Josette Doyle claimed her son – Sterling Farley Doyle, then age 8 – was conceived during a one-night stand with Chris in December 1996!
“We had both had a really bad day,” she recalled. “I said, ‘I hope your night gets better.’ And he said, ‘Well, why don’t you come help me make it better?’”
She later gave birth to Sterling on Sept. 5, 1997, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Chris wasn’t at the hospital, said Josette, who told The ENQUIRER: “It didn’t matter, because it was the best day of my life.”
Three months later, a drug-crazed Chris would collapse in his Chicago apartment in the company of a prostitute.
Josette said she told Chris she was pregnant with his child after their one night together, and he replied that it was “wonderful.”
But the troubled star would later have second thoughts, she insisted.
“Chris’ tone was very different,” she remembered. “He said, ‘I need time to wrap my head around this!’”
A representative for Chris’ brother Kevin told The ENQUIRER the family is not aware of Sterling’s existence.
“This is news to me,” the spokeswoman told The ENQUIRER on behalf of the documentary’s producer – adding, “Chris’ estate had no money.”
In an exclusive interview, Chris’ brother Tom Jr., who co-authored the star’s biography, told The ENQUIRER, “[Josette] has never called us. There’s just not a shadow of reality to this.”
Despite those denials, an industry source said: “It’s shocking that a documentary is being devoted to Chris’ life without any reference to his most controversial legacy – his purported love child!”
The ENQUIRER has also learned Sterling has faced many challenges over the past decade.
He was diagnosed with the painful nerve disease fibromyalgia, and suffers from a connective tissue defect called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Sterling has shown talent as a photographer, however, and has sold pictures since the age of 12 to offset medical costs.
“He’s had to have surgeries on his legs,” a neighbor, Freda Harris, told The ENQUIRER. “I feel really bad for him!”