September 19, 2000 -- Mick Jagger has allegedly reached an out-of-court child-support settlement with Brazilian model Luciana Morad, the mother of his 1-year-old son, Lucas. At least, that's what one of Jagger's children who is old enough to talk is telling the papers.
Jagger's daughter Elizabeth told The New York Post that her 56-year-old daddy has hammered out a deal involving a flat $5 million for Morad, and $25,000 a month in child support for Lucas, plus a Manhattan, N.Y., pad valued at as much as $2 million.
The Rolling Stones singer, who has six other children and two grandchildren, owned up to being the baby's father last year, after DNA tests sealed the deal. In March, Jagger was ordered to pay $10,000 in child support. Morad went to the courts, claiming that, with the high cost of such essentials as rent; nannies and housekeepers; trips to Europe and Brazil for mother, child, and entourage; and security, the original figure was insufficient for raising their love child.
In June, New York Family Court examiner David Kirshblum ordered the loose-lipped one to reveal his financial worth in order to assess how much support the singer would have to pay the 29-year-old Morad. Jagger's lawyer, John Vassallo, claimed his client shouldn't be forced to reveal his worth because he's not a New York resident; Vassallo also expressed concern that the information would become media fodder.
If Elizabeth is telling the truth, nobody has told Morad's attorneys. In the same item in today's Post, Raoul Felder confirmed that Jagger, Morad, and their son had gotten together socially in the past few days, but said that as of Monday, Morad maintained that "nothing had happened as regards the settlement."
"I still expect it to be decided in court here," added Felder.
Don't count on it, buster. History has shown Mick prefers to settle such matters outside the halls of justice. In August, after he was unmasked as Lucas' daddy, Jagger sidestepped a lengthy court case with his wife, model Jerry Hall, by opting to have their marriage annulled and reaching a "mutually acceptable legal and financial settlement" later valued at roughly $10 million.