He may play one of the big screen’s most beloved heroes, but in real life Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is being accused of some terrible actions.
Model Maegan Chen, 30, recently accused Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, and his family of pressuring her to abort her unborn daughter, believed to be Hamill’s grandchild. She refused, and now the former porn actress is suing Mark’s son Nathan to establish whether he is the father and collect child support if he is, the New York Post reports.
Chen and Nathan Hamill, 37, were in a relationship for three months when she became pregnant, according to the Daily Mail. When the family found out, Chen said Nathan and his parents told her to have an abortion.
She said the family believes her motives for keeping the baby are purely financial. Nathan allegedly told Chen in a text message that she would not get any “money from a trust fund and no money from my parents. And you could be paying me child support if I have custody.”
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Chen said his parents sent her a similar message, telling her that she would be “extremely disappointed” if she thinks her baby is “a money making endeavor.”
Initially, Chen caved into the pressure and took two pills early in her pregnancy to end her unborn baby’s life. However, she said they did not work, and the pressure to abort continued.
Chen said Mark Hamill told her that his son was not ready to be a father. Chen also accused Mark’s wife, Marilou York, of setting up an abortion consultation for her, claiming it was an ultrasound appointment.
“Mark Hamill told me that I shouldn’t bring a child into the world that nobody wants,” Chen said. “Nobody ever asked me what I wanted. I felt really pressured from them to get rid of the baby.”
Chen said she ended her relationship with Nathan in May.
In a statement to the New York Post, the Hamills’ spokesperson said the family would not comment because of the “sensitive” and “confidential” nature of the case.
Chen’s unborn daughter is due on Oct. 31, according to the reports.
Women often report feeling pressure to have abortions. One study found that 64 percent of women who had abortions said they felt coerced into the decision by a partner or parent. Victims of sex trafficking also report their abusers frequently force them to have abortions.