Back in February, Pamela Smith of Atlanta filed a paternity suit claiming that NBA hall of famer Michael Jordan is the father of her 16-year-old son.In the lawsuit, Pamela claims the boy, an aspiring rapper named Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds (aka "Taj") was born in June 1996. In addition to back child support and other monies, Pamela is demanding a paternity test that her son's last name be legally changed to Jordan. Now Michael has responded.
Michael Jordan has asked a Georgia court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a woman who says the NBA hall of famer is the father of her 16-year-old son. Jordan's lawyer says in the document filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court that he is not the father of 48-year-old Pamela Y. Smith's son. Jordan has also filed a counterclaim against Smith for false claims made against him. The 50-year-old owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats says the paternity of the teen has already been "conclusively established" in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband. Jordan's response to Smith's Feb. 6 lawsuit says her suit is a "shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system." In Smith's lawsuit she requests that Jordan take a paternity test and pay child support.