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Dalí Not the Father

Genetic testing in the case of a Spanish woman who said painter Salvador Dalí was her father has found that to not be true, the Associated Press reports.

Dalí's remains were exhumed earlier this summer to settle the paternity claim. Sixty-one-year-old Pilar Abel had said that her mother told her that she had had an affair with Dalí in the year before Abel was born. Others were skeptical of the claim, as Dalí has always said he was impotent. Dalí died in 1989 and, if Abel had been found to be his daughter, she stood to possibly inherit part of his estate.

However, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation says analysis of the teeth, bones, and nails samples collected in July found the two to not be biologically related, according to the AP. The foundation cites a letter it received from the Madrid court. A court spokesperson tells the AP that the parties involved in the case have been informed of the testing results, but that they haven't been made public.

"The DNA tests show that Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter," the foundation says in a statement to BBC News.

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