If you’ll recall, we told you a while back about Pamela Smith. She filed a paternity suit against basketball legend Michael Jordan and said that since he was the father of her 17-year-old child, he owed her some major child support. At the time, she claims she wasn’t doing it to cash in on his fortune, but for her son, who wanted her to file the suit so Jordan would finally acknowledge him. Here was the story we shared in March:
Smith claims that she got pregnant by Jordan back in 1995 when he was still, obviously, married to Juanita Jordan. She says that she’s actually always had a good relationship with him and in ways, he’s provided for she and Taj. Smith said she has no reason to call Jordan out at all – primarily because she never needed his money to survive – but Taj begged her to file the paternity suit and for child support.
Smith claims that over the years, they’ve received money and gifts from Jordan but Taj always had to keep it a secret that his father was the famous basketball player. But now, he wants to be acknowledged as part of the family too. She claims that Taj wants Jordan to be a bigger part of his life.
Well, that isn’t happening. After asking for a DNA test, child support, and Jordan calling it all a big lie, we know that Smith wound up dropping her suit with the quickness in Georgia. And while she thought that would probably be the end of that, Jordan went after her in court, claiming Smith’s whole case was a huge publicity stunt. According to TMZ, a judge agreed, because after they pointed out that Smith hired a PR rep before she thought to even get a lawyer, the biggest reveal was this: Smith established the paternity of her son way back in 2003, and it was not Jordan. The judge found that she was just trying to tarnish Jordan’s name for the hell of it (and probably for some cash), and the judge has ordered her to pay up, covering the costs of Jordan’s unnecessary legal bills. The total of all that is almost 10 grand, coming in at $9,704.13. Hopefully other women will learn that it sure won’t fly when you lie, because she’s having to pay up when I’m sure she thought she was going to get paid. You live and you learn…