Mathew Knowles
TaQoya Branscomb filed legal docs in Texas, claiming Mathew got her pregnant in 2010. Getty

Beyoncé's dad, Mathew Knowles, has been sued by a former lingerie model who claims he fathered her four-year-old daughter.

According to TMZ, TaQoya Branscomb filed a paternity suit in Texas on 30 May, alleging that the music manager impregnated her in 2010, the same year Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles filed for divorce.

The 30-year-old is now demanding a DNA test as well as child support and money for her attorney's fees.

This is the second time Knowles has been hit with a paternity suit. In 2010, the 62-year-old acknowledged that he had a lovechild with actress Alexsandra Wright. News of the affair led to his wife filling for divorce after 31 years of marriage.

In the wake of the scandal, Beyoncé ended her professional relationship with her father. Although she insisted that their personal relationship remained full of love, his career took a nose dive.

"I needed a break, I needed my dad," she said in her Life is But a Dream documentary. "I had to let go."

Although he was initially ordered to pay Wright $12,000 a month in child support, that figure was reduced to $2,485 a month by a judge after Knowles claimed his income had plummeted significantly after Beyoncé fired him as her manager.

Knowles is the head of Music World Entertainment under Columbia Records, which has released albums by Beyoncé, sister Solange Knowles, Sunshine Anderson and others.

He still manages several gospel acts including Grammy-winner Le'Andria Johnson.

Mathews has not commented on the latest paternity suit.