- Chris Lewis, 68, of London, is suing his ex-wife Nicola for deception
- TV boss believed Charlie, 19, was his and paid maintenance after divorce
- But two years ago a devastating DNA test revealed he was not the father
- Mr Lewis believes teenager was born out of affair months after his wedding
Suing ex-wife: Chris Lewis, 68, has accused his former partner Nicola, 48, of duping him about the paternity of her son Charlie
A TV producer is suing his ex-wife for more than £300,000 as he claims she tricked him into thinking her son was also his for 17 years.
Chris Lewis, who worked for the BBC for more than 30 years, has accused Nicola, 48, of duping him about the paternity of her son Charlie over the course of the teenager's entire childhood.
Mr Lewis, whose company Chris Lewis Media worked on the London Olympics, only learnt the truth after taking a DNA test and now believes Charlie, 19, was fathered by a secret lover of his wife.
He believes his ex-wife's affair took place just months after the couple got married, reports The Sun.
And he claims that Nicola accepted maintenance payments towards his upbringing after they broke up.
Speaking to Katie Hodge and Laura Armstrong at The Sun last night Mr Lewis, 68, said: 'It's been a very hurtful time for both parties.'
The legal papers he has submitted say she 'induced' him into thinking Charlie was his child after she fell pregnant in 1995 - later naming him on the birth certificate.
The couple separated three years later and he was listed as the father in the divorce and financial remedy proceedings.
Mr Lewis's company specialises in sports coverage and the producer worked at the Equestrian events at Greenwich for the London Olympics, where he took Charlie during the 2012 games.
In 2013, when the child turned 17, they both took DNA tests and were devastated by the results.
Court papers now name the father as 'David Alderson or an unknown person'.
Mr Lewis, of Twickenham, is seeking £322,400 for alleged deception and £25,000 for 'loss and damage'.
Today Nicola, of Shepperton, Surrey, was unavailable for comment. Mr Lewis did not wish to add further comment.
High-profile contract: Mr Lewis's company, Chris Lewis Media, provided coverage of the Equestrian events at the London Olympics and the TV producer brought Charlie to the venue during the games
Chris Lewis Media also works on the London Marathon and is set to cover the Equestrian events at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.
Before starting his own firm he was at the BBC for 34 years and worked at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Up until his retirement from the BBC in 2006 he produced coverage from high-profile events in boxing, tennis and football, working on ten football World Cups.
His company currently does coverage of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.