Shelbyville Daily Union

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March 5, 2013

Jordan paternity nuisance suit

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball hall of famer Michael Jordan asked a Georgia court on Monday to dismiss a paternity suit against him, calling it a”shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.”Jordan’s lawyer John Mayoue said in a document filed in Fulton County Superior Court that the six-time NBA champion is not the father of PamelaY. Smith’s 16-year-old son. The paternity of the teen was “conclusively established” in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband, Jordan’sa ttorney wrote. Jordan, 50, is the majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. His spokeswoman Estee Portnoy released a statement to The Associated Press.”Public records show that the paternity of the child was established in a prior case in this same court many years ago and that Michael Jordan is not the father. He also filed a counterclaim seeking sanctions for the false claims made against him. It is unfortunate that well-known figure sare the target of these kind of claims. Michael Jordan will vigorously defend himself and his reputation.”

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