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Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi taken to court for skipping payments to love child

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been taken to court after he allegedly failed to pay child support for his two-year-old daughter.

The World Cup star, 26, fathered a child with former lover Gitte Van Der Elst two years ago.

He denied the baby was his at the time, but a court ruled he was liable to make payments towards her upkeep.

Despite being paid a whopping £100,000 a week, Batyuashi has been accused of withholding the money.

Ms Van Der Elst, 26, says the footballer missed two maintenance payments of £2,067 each, and has been late with several others.

She took him to court last week in a criminal hearing in Mechelen, near Antwerp in Belgium, The Sun reports.

Gitte Van Der Elst, 26, says Michy Batshuayi has missed two payments and been late with others
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Under Belgian law, failing to make two child maintenance payments can be ruled “family abandonment” and is punishable by up to six months jail and a fine.

Batshuayi’s lawyer Pierre Monville said all payments were now up to date, and blamed the player’s representatives for the missed contributions.

Judge Suzy Vanhoonacker has adjourned her verdict until February.

Batshuayi, who also has a three-year-old daughter from another relationship, is likely to be acquitted.

Ms Van Der Elst told Belgian media she wants nothing more to do with her former flame, who she met on Instagram.

Ms Van Der Elst and Mr Batshuayi have a two-year-old daughter together
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“As our child grows up I will tell her who her father is, but I will also tell her how hard it was for us at the beginning and that he didn’t want to even know her,” she said.

“He thinks I just want to ­better my financial situation but I don’t care about things like that.

“I just want my daughter, I don’t need him. All that matters is my girl’s future.”

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