AN ITALIAN beautician hired a detective to steal saliva from a straw in a desperate bid to prove she was related to the Lamborghini family.
Flavia Borzone, 35, has been involved in a bitter defamation battle since she went public with her claims that the son of the luxury carmaker is her real father.
Tonino Lamborghini has vehemently denied that the beautician from Naples is his daughter – suing both her and her mother after she went public with the claims.
Now, Borzone says she was “irrefutable” evidence that she is a secret heiress to the Lamborghini family.
A court heard how she hired a private detective to ravage through the rubbish of her supposed sister, Lamborghini heiress Elettra Lamborghini, and steal anything that could be used for DNA testing.
The detective sent a drinking straw that they retrieved off to the University of Ferrara, where experts determined that the DNA was a genetic match.
For years, Borzone has been claiming that Lamborghini met her mother, Rosalba Colossimo, by a bus stop in Milan in the 1980s.
She said that the Lamborghini heir had been driving by and stopped to offer a ride.
The pair are alleged to have then struck up a relationship, which saw Borzone being born in 1988.
The Lamborghini family made it especially difficult for Borzone to gain any evidence after she went public with her claims in 2019, they denied DNA tests and went as far as to sue her.
Although, Borzone was able to secretly record one conversation with her suspected father after she drove to Funo, near Bologna, to meet with him.
“In the conversation, Mr Lamborghini admitted to having had a relationship with Colossimo,” one of her lawyers told the court.
It was also revealed that Borzone’s real name, Clelia, was a tribute to his mother.
Despite the increasing amount of evidence against the Lamborghini dynasty, the family’s lawyers have argued that the beautician’s claims are unlawful.
It was argued that Borzone’s evidence should be thrown out because Elettra Lamborghini didn’t consent to her DNA being used in the case.
Meanwhile, Borzone’s laywer Sergio Culiersi said that the DNA proved that the women are sisters.
Culiersi said: “We brought to court the proof that she is not lying.
“For us it was important to show that Flavia Borzone did not want to offend Mr Lamborghini, she just wants to be recognised [as his daughter)].
“She has lived for years without knowing who her father is.”
Borzone’s mother has stated that her daughter is not pursuing the case for financial gain.
She said: “She just wants the truth. If it had been all about the money, I would have done all this when Flavia was two years old.”
The trial has now been adjourned until March.