The husband of former E! personality Jules Asner, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, 48, has been slapped with a paternity suit, according to the Associated Press.
Says the article, "Frances Lawrencina Anderson’s paternity suit 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) has acknowledged that he is the father of the child verbally," adds the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a state court in Manhattan."
The article adds, "Anderson’s lawsuit says she and Soderbergh had a sexual relationship at points including December 2009, when his play "Tot Mom" opened in her hometown of Sydney. Soderbergh wrote and directed the play, which reflects on media coverage of the case of slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony."
According to an article about the paternity suit at Eonline, "A source close to the couple confirms to E! News that Soderbergh and Asner were separated while he lived in Australia to direct [the] play."
The E! article continues, "Our source says that Soderbergh came clean to his wife immediately upon hearing he had fathered a child and that he has been trying to work things out with Anderson for months. ‘Steven really felt like he was trying to do the right thing and being very generous,’ the source says. ‘They’ve been trying to settle this for almost a year.’ "
Soderbergh and Asner have been married since 2003. They have no children together, though Soderbergh has a daughter from his first marriage, according to TV Guide.
Soderbergh won his Oscar for directing "Traffic."