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Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 12:50 pm  |  8 responses

Michael Jordan Files to Have Paternity Suit Dismissed


Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is moving quickly to have the paternity suit that was recently filed against him dismissed by a Georgia court. MJ says he’s not the father of Pamela Y. Smith’s teenage son. Per the AP: “Jordan’s lawyer John Mayoue said in the document filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court that the six-time NBA champion is not the father of Pamela Y. Smith’s son. Jordan accused her of making false claims against him. The NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats majority owner said the paternity of the teen has already been “conclusively established” in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband. Jordan, 50, released a statement on Monday through his spokeswoman Estee Portnoy saying, ‘Public records show that the paternity of the child was established in a prior case in this same court many years ago and that Michael Jordan is not the father. He also filed a counterclaim seeking sanctions for the false claims made against him. It is unfortunate that well-known figures are the target of these kind of claims. Michael Jordan will vigorously defend himself and his reputation.’ Jordan’s response to Smith’s Feb. 6 lawsuit said her suit is a “shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.’ Smith’s lawsuit requests Jordan take a paternity test and pay child support. She also requested the boy’s last name be changed to Jordan, and for a judge to order the Georgia Department of Vital Records to issue him a new birth certificate. The lawsuit requests that any hearing or trial be conducted in closed court to protect the teen’s privacy. However, Smith’s publicist acknowledged that the teen posted a video to YouTube on Dec. 25, saying Jordan is his father and that he wants him to play a larger role in his life. ‘Pamela had no choice but to support her son and his desire to forge a relationship with his father,’ Smith’s publicist, April Love, said in a statement Friday. ‘That’s why she is now speaking out and prompting Michael to do the right thing.’ Love said Smith, 48, and Jordan met in Chicago in the late 1980s.”

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  • luke

    Just an FYI, all children born within a marriage are considered the husband’s, even if they aren’t his biologically. The wording in Jordan’s suit didn’t say that Jordan or the husband took DNA tests to establish paternity, it said paternity was established in her divorce case. She’s grimy because she had another man thinking this kid was his, and had the boy believing her husband was his dad. That’s foul.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hoes will be hoes

  • theotherz

    That includes men.

  • Ugh

    “Smith’s publicist.”
    “According to court documents, Smith does not have an attorney.”
    Seems legit.

  • The Philosopher

    “Let’s see the results…
    You ARE the father!”
    (Maury Povich)

  • jazzfan47

    Who cares … Michael was the greatest ballplayer ever, but off the court like anyone else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/calvin.miller.752 Calvin Miller

    Quick money !!!!

  • mke

    i hate that law. they should call that the “maury law”. gives women a license to get pregnant and exploit men on both sides. i know its all about the best interests of the child, i went to law school and understand its reasoning, but stuff that, creating unwanted bastard children has created way too many single babys mommas and biologicals that dont bother.

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