An athlete with paternity scandals certainly isn’t anything new, but when you’re a NBAlegend like Michael Jordan, you definitely have a lot to lose when a woman claims that you fathered her child. Unfortunately for Jordan, that very thing happened this week when a woman sued Jordan for child support for a son that she claims he fathered.
According to TMZ, Pamela Smith filed a paternity suit in Fulton County, Ga., on Feb. 16, claiming that she and Jordan, who was married to Juanita Vanoy at the time, had a fling and she became pregnant after having sex with him in 1995. In June of the following year, her son, Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds aka Taj, was born.
Smith is now asking for a paternity test to prove that Jordan is Taj’s father, although, she wants full custody of the boy. Smith is asking for child support from Jordan as well for the NBA icon to pay the boy’s medical expenses. Smith also wants her son’s last name to be changed to Jordan.
And Smith isn’t the only one who believes Jordan is the dad. Taj also believes that Jordan is his father and in December he posted a YouTube video declaring just that.
Well, this is sure to put a damper on Jordan’s upcoming wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Yvette Prieto. We’ll just have to wait and see whether Jordan isn’t or isn’t the daddy, but he definitely isn’t the only star to be caught up in a paternity scandal. Check out some major paternity scandals below. –nicholas robinson