Bear Brown said he was the father of the newborn River and claimed that the court made a “mistake” while the reality star filed to establish paternity.
The Alaskan Bush People star, set the record straight on Instagram one week after her former Raiven Adams, gave birth to their baby on March 9.
Last week, on March 12, the Sun confirmed exclusively that Bear Brown filed a petition for restoration of paternity against the mother of his child. Had the petition been approved, Bear Brown would have been eliminated as River’s legal father, and he would have been released from all obligations to pay child support and other financial responsibilities.
However, the Discovery Channel personality now says the petition was a court error and insists that he is in fact River’s father. He told his 106,000 Instagram followers, “Hello, everyone! There’s something I’d like to say! It’s been two days since River was born before anyone told me!
“2. I’m not trying to disqualify myself as River’s father, I’m trying to establish myself as her father so I can have equal rights as a parent!
“When my petition was filed there was a mistake in the order, it was supposed to say I’m trying to establish myself as Father Rivers! Don’t dis-institutionalize me!
“Check the court records and you’ll find the error has been corrected! I will always consider myself Daddy Rivers! Thank you all for staying with me! Stay healthy and God bless you!
According to legal documents obtained by The Sun, the Bear Brown’s March 12 “disestablishment” request has changed to “establishment of paternity” in what initially appeared to be an online error.
Raiven Adams welcomed their premature child on March 9 and said she couldn’t stop crying after the premature birth.
Bear Brown’s ex shared a heartbreaking glimpse of River wired into the hospital while doctors continued to monitor her condition. She titled the post, “I really have no idea how I survived without you. Loving you is overwhelming and captivating. My emotions are really overwhelming.
“I know people say you love your children like no one else. But I never realized what a euphemism that was. Mom cries every time I hug you or think about you.” The long-haired TV personality initially remained silent about the birth of his son and revealed that a few days later he was “camping”.
Next to the caption he published a photo of himself alone in the woods: “I’ve been camping alone!”
Alaskan Bush People star and Raiven Adams shared a tumultuous “up-down-down-down” relationship, but they split up for the last time this autumn.
She had previously filed a restraining order against the reality star in February, claiming that he had verbally abused her, threatened her with a gun and used cocaine. Bear Brown denied having ever used drugs in a social media posting, but did not respond to the other allegations.