Woman Ordered To Pay Legal Fees to NBA Legend Michael Jordan for False Paternity Suit
Following the dismissal of a paternity suit alleging that Michael Jordan fathered her 16-year-old son, Grant Pierce Jordan Reynolds, Pamela Smith has been fined by an Atlanta court for making false claims against the NBA Hall of Famer. The Huffington Post reports.
Pamela Smith filed a paternity suit against Jordan, claiming he was the father of her son. She demanded a DNA test, full custody and child support. Jordan denied the claim, and counter sued Smith.
On July 19th, a judge ruled in Jordan’s favor. The judge says Pamela failed to mention that paternity was established in 2003, and Jordan is not the father. The judge called Smith’s bogus claim “one big publicity stunt”, pointing out she hired a publicist before even getting a lawyer…and then dragged Jordan through the mud.
“My son has the right to know who his father is,” she told reporters after a hearing in March. “He has had an issue with it over the years.”
Jordan’s lawyer said, Smith’s divorce filings established her ex-husband as Reynolds’ father, however her attorney, Randall Kessler, maintains that her ex hasn’t paid child support or been involved in the teen’s life.
Jordan, 50, is widely hailed as the best basketball player of all time and was a member of six NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls. He is majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats team.
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