Friday, March 1, 2013

Michael Jordan faces love child paternity suit

NBA Hall of Fame great Michael Jordan is being sued, but it's not over an endorsement deal. Instead, he's been sued by a woman who claims that he fathered her 16-year-old son. News of the lawsuit hit on Friday.

Obviously, there's an easy way to prove it (ask Michael Lohan). The woman, Pamela Smith, wants a paternity test to prove it.

Smith's paternity suit was filed last month month in Fulton County, Ga. but did not hit the media until the first day of March. According to the documents, she became pregnant after having sex with Michael Jordan back in 1995. Smith gave birth to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds -- nicknamed Taj -- in June of 1996.

For those wondering, Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy at the time he allegedly had sex with Smith. Jordan and Vanoy wed in September of 1989; they divorced in December of 2006.

It's unclear why Smith waited so long to file for paternity. In her legal filing she says she wants a paternity test to prove Jordan is the father. She additionally wants full custody and child support, along with having the teen's medical expenses paid.

In addition, Smith wants a judge to make Jordan Taj's legal last name -- although that could be done separately via a name change process.

What's interesting in that a video showing Taj (embedded) was uploaded to YouTube on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012 by "Taj JordanTV." Titled "Taj Jordan (Michael Jordan's Secret Son," it has only garnered about 63,500 hits so far. With the publicity involved, it is likely to go viral.

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