Michael Jordan’s ex-girlfriend and the alleged baby mama of the boy she says is his 16-year-old son, has released a statement as to why she suddenly dropped the paternity case against Jordan.
Pamela Smith shocked pretty much everyone when she dropped the case especially since Michael had tried to get the case dismissed days prior and was denied. Smith also asked for a DNA test to be taken by the former NBA star immediately but they never got that far.
Well, now Smith is speaking out via her lawyer, Randy Kessler. Her statement reads:
Ex-Girlfriend of Michael Jordan, Ms. Pamela Smith authorized a dismissal of the current suit against Mr. Jordan. She began this case without an attorney, did her best to file what she believed to be a legally appropriate case. She then hired our firm. Our firm reviewed the legal posture of the case, the history of the case, the filed pleadings and the relevant law. Ms. Smith has relied on our advice, has carefully considered the pro’s and cons of continuing the case and has determined that dismissal at this time, without prejudice, is what is in her son’s best interests.”
Back in February, Smith filed the paternity suit in Fulton County, GA, saying she had sex with Jordan while he was still married to his ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, and she became pregnant. In June 1996, Smith gave birth to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds. The Hall of Famer stuck by his word that the claim was a “shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.”
Now, my question to you is whether or not you think Jordan paid her off to get her off his back or is she just couldn’t handle all of the legal drama? Sound off.