Earlier this week, we reported that Michael Jordan was subject to a lawsuit by a woman who claimed to be his mistress in the 80s and says Jordan fathered her 16-year-old son. Jordan is asking the Georgia court to dismiss the lawsuit that Pamela Y. Smith filed against him.
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 Smith’s son. Jordan accused her of making false claims against him.
According to Fox News, Michael has been asked to take a paternity test and pay child support. Also, Pam is requesting that her son’s last name be changed to Jordan and that a new birth certificate be issued to him.
According to a statement released Monday by Michael’s publicist to the Associated Press, this is not the first time that Pamela has accused him of being her son’s father.
The statement released through Estee Portnoy said:
“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 kinds of claims. Michael Jordan will vigorously defend himself and his reputation.”
Michael calls the “shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.”