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Basketball legend Michael Jordan was targeted by a paternity lawsuit in Georgia last month by a woman who claims that he is the father of her 16-year-old son. He has denied those claims and is asking that the case be dismissed.
As we previously reported, Pamela Smith filed the lawsuit on Feb. 6, but it wasn’t reported on until last week when TMZ acquired a copy of the court documents. In the suit, she claims that she and Jordan had sex in 1995 and that the former Chicago Bulls star is the father of Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, nicknamed Taj. She even claimed that a paternity test proved her right.
However, according to The Associated Press, Jordan filed court documents in Fulton County today denying Smith’s claims. He said that a paternity test already “conclusively established” that he isn’t Taj’s father, citing documents in Smith’s divorce from her husband.
Jordan, 50, also said called the suit “shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.” He has filed a countersuit against Smith for making false claims.
According to sources for The Chicago Sun-Times, the suit had surprised insiders close to Jordan, even though there had been previous claims in the past. But none of these have gotten very far.
Jordan is currently the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and won six championships while with the Bulls.