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Versace Mansion Owner Hit With Paternity Suit - Again

Former cheerleader accuses him of "emotional and psychological abuse through threats"



    Versace Mansion Owner Hit With Paternity Suit - Again
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    Casa Casuarina, better known as the Versace Mansion, is the most photographed landmark on Ocean Drive.

    The man who owns one of the most expensive and photographed mansions in Miami refuses to pay child support, according to a lawsuit.

    It is the second paternity suit against Peter Loftin, who owns Casa Casuarina on Ocean Drive - better known as the Versace Mansion.

    The mansion, of course, is where fashion designer Gianni Versace was gunned down by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997.

    So naturally, it has turned into a required photo stop for tourists who like to brag that they braved the mean streets of Miami.

    Loftin, who made his millions in the telecom business, purchased the home in 2000 for a reported $19 million.

    A few years later, he hooked up with Kairee Hall, a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader with whom Loftin has since had two children and two paternity suits.

    Hall, 27, claims Loftin, 51, “shows little interest” in the children and says he refuses to pay support or contribute to the medical expenses of their son Jett, who was born on May 19, 2008, according to The Miami Herald.

    The lawsuit also states that Loftin inflicts ``emotional and psychological abuse through threats and intimidation via telephone, e-mail, and text messages.''

    Loftin’s attorney confirms that his client is the father of the child.

    Hall also sued Loftin in 2006 after the birth of their first child, Jagger.

    Despite that lawsuit, Loftin’s attorney said the two were living together up until only a few months ago.

    `I love Kairee and the boys. I love them all," Loftin told Herald gossip columnist Joan Fleischman.

     Casa Casuarina was built in 1930 and until recently was closed to the public. It is now open for tours, but that hasn't stopped tourists from continuing to photograph the outside of its walls as if it is some forbidden fortress.

    For a mere $1,200, you can even spend the night there.