Mike Duffy has reached out to the Peruvian woman who claims to be his daughter.

Karen Duffy tells Maclean’s she received a Facebook message from the disgraced Senator earlier today. “He wrote to me. We’re now in communication. And I’m very happy about it.”

Mike Duffy has publicly maintained that Karen’s allegations—first published last week—that she is the product of a brief relationship between the then TV journalist and her mother, a convicted drug mule who was on parole in an Ottawa halfway house, are untrue.

“He doesn’t want to talk to journalists about it,” said Karen, who also declined to go into detail about their Facebook exchange.

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