Lawyer: Teen’s dad is Michael Jordan, not woman’s ex


In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan looks on after practice at NBA basketball training camp in Asheville, N.C. An Atlanta woman has filed a lawsuit saying basketball Hall of Famer and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is the father of her teenage son. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 6 by Pamela Smith in Fulton County Superior Court. AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File

ATLANTA — A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball hall of famer’s allegation that her ex-husband has been established as boy’s dad.

Pamela Smith last month sued Jordan and asked that he take a paternity test and pay child support. Jordan has said he’s not the father and filed motion to have her lawsuit dismissed.

A lawyer for Jordan said in a court filing last week that Smith’s divorce filings established her ex-husband as the teen’s father. The response also accused Smith of trying to get child support from more than one person.

Smith’s lawyer, Randy Kessler, says the ex-husband hasn’t paid child support and hasn’t been involved in the teen’s life.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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  • PBinLosAngeles

    While there is indeed a federal statute, for the last forty years within the anti-father Gestapo known as family law court, the largely unspoken rule is that a man challenging paternity following the birth of a baby – and thereby asking to be relieved of a child support obligation – has about two years to do so. Wait longer than two years? Forget about it! Nearly every judge – all the way to the appellate and Supreme Court levels – will simply state: “Sorry, you waited too long to challenge paternity; keep paying”. Sixteen years later! A MALE would be laughed at, and probably ordered to pay even more for insulting the court.In California alone, we have over 8,000 men paying child support for children that DNA evidence has proven they didn’t father; why? Quota! If the Golden State were to emancipate these men from their assigned debt, the State risks losing the $90+ million Federal Dollars it receives ANNUALLY for its child support collection and case management efforts. Not incidentally, these federal funds NEVER make their way into the lives of children of divorce or impoverished kids, instead financing the salaries, benefits packages, paid vacation time, and pensions of tens-of-thousands of people employed by – or retired from – the Child Support Collection and Family Law regimes.Sixteen years later, and file for child support? Laughable for everybody, except Mike and other men who’ve lived the nightmare these regimes are metering out every single day in this country!

  • F Alonso

    DNA will prove her allegation,why would MJ refuse to that?

  • billy gunner

    any sane mother would have MJ for a husband no matter how ridiculous the claim is.

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  • Iggy Ramirez

    Get the test and let’s get it over with. The more this issue is dragged further, the more MJ is becoming a bad person and the more this woman appears aggrieved. The child cannot decide on his own but it’s not a bad thing having Michael Jordan as your father, even if it’s just for a moment.

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