Mike Duffy acknowledged Peruvian woman's paternity claim, says mom

Senator Mike Duffy arrives at Parliament Hill in this June 4, 2013 file photo. (Andre Forget/QMI...

Senator Mike Duffy arrives at Parliament Hill in this June 4, 2013 file photo. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

OTTAWA — The mother of a Peruvian woman who claims Mike Duffy is the father of her daughter says the suspended senator has acknowledged paternity.

Yvette Benites Ruiz and her daughter, who goes by the name of Karen Duffy, were both reached by QMI Agency’s French television station TVA on Wednesday morning in Peru.

Ruiz said from Lima her daughter has had two online conversations with Duffy this week and a third was planned Wednesday.

“He wants to talk to her every night,” Ruiz said. “Yesterday was the second day they talked together and tonight they are going to talk again.



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“He said to her things are going to change for them. I think they are going to meet some day, she said.”

Asked if Duffy has acknowledged he’s the father of her 32-year-old daughter, Ruiz said: “Yes.”

“He is the father. He is the only man I had in three years. He is the father.”

 

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