Just weeks before he’s supposed to be walking down the aisle to marry Yvette Prieto, Michael Jordan has just been slapped with a paternity suit claiming he fathered a son who is now 16.
TMZ has obtained the court documents filed by Pamela Smith in early February in Fulton County, GA, in which she says Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds is the star’s son, after a casual encounter back in 1995.
“Pamela gave birth to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds – aka Taj – in June 1996. BTW, Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy at the time he allegedly [slept] with Smith,” TMZ reports.
Smith doesn’t mention a reason for waiting no less than 16 years to file the papers asking Jordan to take a paternity test that would prove, she hopes, that he is the boy’s father and, as such, required to provide for him.
“Pamela says in her legal docs she welcomes a paternity test to prove Jordan's the dad. She wants full custody and child support. She also wants Jordan to pay the kid's medical expenses,” TMZ further notes.
“Pamela also wants the judge to make Jordan the boy's legal last name. The docs do not describe any alleged relationship between Smith and Jordan,” the same media outlet says.
Before the papers were filed in court, chances are both Smith and Taj had made some attempts at reaching Jordan, judging by the video Taj posted online in December.
Check it out below.
In the video, Taj says that Michael Jordan knows of his existence because he, his mom and Michael had plenty of conversations on the topic, but the star still won’t admit to the fact and start acting like a real dad.
Taj makes it sound as if he’s trying to force Jordan’s hand by coming out with the secret, after failing to get through to the star face to face. In the end, though, he only comes across as if he’s shamelessly promoting himself.