Indiana Pacers Star Paul George Ripped By Judge For Trying To Avoid His Responsibilities As A Parent
One New York City judge has had enough of what he deems as Paul George’s attempts to bail on his 5-month-old daughter.
Last year, the 24-year-old made headlines for allegedly offering former exotic dancer Daniella Rajic $1 million to abort their baby. He later denied the allegations, but the scandal surrounding their paternity woes only ensued. After Daniella gave birth and it was proven that Paul actually fathered her child, she hit him with a paternity suit, which brings us to where we are now.
According to Justice Matthew Cooper, the shooting guard is doing everything within his power to avoid taking care of his daughter.
“Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Judge Cooper wrote in court documents, according to the New York Post. “He has gone to every length imaginable to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.”
Initially, Paul tried to have the case moved to federal court, but when that fell through, he requested to have proceedings moved to Florida, where he is asking for full custody of the child.
“It is beyond comprehension how [George] could vouch for his skill at caring for the child while disparaging [Rajic’s] abilities when he has never even seen the child, asked to see the child, or offered to provide for the child’s needs,” he continued.
Naturally, Paul’s attorney sees things a bit differently.
“Paul is a good kid and he’s far away from being a deadbeat dad,” attorney C. Anthony Mulrain said, according to Indy Star. “What deadbeat dads do is run away from their responsibilities. (Paul) is trying to embrace them.”
The mess continues…