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Steven Soderbergh Admits Fathering Australian Woman’s Child, Will Pay Support

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Oscar-winning Traffic director Steven Soderbergh has acknowledged fathering a child with an Australian woman named Frances Lawrencina Anderson, and has agreed to begin making “reasonable” child support payments as such, RadarOnline.com learned Wednesday.

Anderson said she had a tryst with the director — who’s been married to Jules Asner since 2003 — in December 2009, while he was in Sydney, Australia, directing a play ironically titled Tot Mom.

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According to docs filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Soderbergh, 48, “consents to… the entry of a reasonable order of child support.”

In February 2011, Soderbergh acknowledged he’d “engaged in consensual sexual intimacy and as a result thereof the plaintiff became pregnant,” but called into question Anderson’s claims for money, and the extended involvement of attorneys, in the case.

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The baby girl, Pearl Button Anderson, was born on August 30, 2010.

Soderbergh has also directed hits such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Erin Brockovich and Ocean’s Eleven.

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