Monika Zsibrita, a Hungarian model, made headlines in 1999 when she filed a paternity suit against comedian Chris Rock. After two DNA tests revealed that Rock was not the father, Zsibrita accused him of rape.
The blonde model, now 36 and a married stay-at-home mom, says she wanted the documents unsealed so her side of the story could be told. Often called a gold digger in the media, Zsibrita says she comes from a wealthy family and this was never about money.
Zsibrita met Rock at Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills in 1998, which led to two dinner dates – the second one leading back to Rock’s hotel room, where the two had sex.
The model says she was initially too embarrassed to make a sexual assault complaint, and only went to authorities at the urging of a rape counselor.
Rock hired notorious celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who is currently serving a 15-year sentence on wiretapping charges. In a recorded phone call Rock told Pellicano, “I want to blacken this girl up, totally. I want to make her out to be a lying, scumbag, manipulative c–ks–ker … Stupid b–ch.” Zsibrita’s home was broken into repeatedly and photos of her daughter were removed, according to the suit.
“My side has never been out,” Zsibrita said outside the courtroom. “This has basically ruined my life.”