Michael Jordan Paternity Suit Dropped

An Atlanta woman who claimed NBA legend Michael Jordan fathered her now 16-year-old son has dropped her paternity suit, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“Ms. Smith has authorized a dismissal of the current suit against Mr. Jordan,” Pamela Y. Smith’s attorney, Randall M. Kessler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution via email on Monday.

The two sides met for a status hearing last week in Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane's courtroom. Jordan was not present.

“Ms. Smith has authorized a dismissal of the current suit against Mr. Jordan,” Pamela Y. Smith’s attorney, Randall M. Kessler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution via email on Monday.

Jordan counter-sued, showing via his attorney that the teen’s parentage had been established in a 2003 divorce case in which Smith acknowledged that her son was the result of her now-ex-husband, Glennville G. Reynolds.

Monday, Kessler said his client had made a final decision.

Ms. Smith has relied on our advice and determined that dismissal at this time, without prejudice, is in her son’s best interest,” he said.

Smith previously contended that Jordan fathered Grant Pierce Jordan Reynolds during a romantic fling 17 years ago, while Jordan was still married to his first wife, Juanita.

Obviously Smith dropped the case to save her son further embarrassment.

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    • Ididntreallymeanit

      :coffee:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      "Send that bytch a gift basket and a couple pair of J's and tell her to be on her way."-MJ, official instructions to his lawyers
      :coffee:

    • luVn_liFe…

      How Triffling,they both Need to be slapped with a wet Noodle

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :tea:

    • libra80sbaby

      I wonder if this was settled with that good, "Bish shut the fugg up money." or if she really dropped it cause he aint the Pappi :thinking:

    • Smonae

      Good one Libra :think:

    • gbellab

      I smell STFU money... which is sad because this lady said it was all about the PRINCIPALITIES- (in my Big Worm voice)

    • Pickachu Tran

      I believe that was hush money cuz him and O boy do LOOK alike.. I wouldn't be surprised if MJ is the FATHER..and he paid O girl shut up I will pay for his college tuition MONEY so his sprite bish wouldn't get all bent outta shape.

      she cute though

    • libra80sbaby

      this lady said it was all about the PRINCIPALITIES- (in my Big Worm voice)
      ------------------------
      :rofl:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Well lookie here :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea: man aint ish by the way....

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      :rules: << "Bytch take this $2 mill and never bother me again!"

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 SnootyPooty

      Interesting.....

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      gbellab says:

      I smell STFU money… which is sad because this lady said it was all about the PRINCIPALITIES- (in my Big Worm voice)
      ------------------

      I'm confused about this case...didn't they settle the paternity back in the day?!?!/

      Also, she would kill with back child support and unless he's offering that amount (which I doubt) then I could see why she's dropping it :thinking: I'm leaning more towards her son asking her to drop it....everyone finding out his mother is a sex coach has to be embarrassing

    • libra80sbaby

      @ Man..That bish face was lookin like my gravi if'n they offered her 2 million. She got waaaaay more than that.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @B NATURAL
      "I’m confused about this case…didn’t they settle the paternity back in the day?!?!/

      Also, she would kill with back child support and unless he’s offering that amount (which I doubt) then I could see why she’s dropping it I’m leaning more towards her son asking her to drop it….everyone finding out his mother is a sex coach has to be embarrassing"
      ________________

      That nigga was bout to get a trust fund. He ain't care about his momma being a hoe back in the day.

      See, the only way to fight blackmail is with blackmail. That nigga Jordan musta found out something bout that hoe and used it against her.

      I mean, ain't no way on God's green Earth Jordan doesn't have ANY illegitimate childrend somewhere but not nair one has won a lawsuit against him? :shrugs: That ninja know how to take care of those situations.

    • Lady_Elle

      This case was dismissed "WITHOUT" PREJUDICE.

      This means if the two of them can't work it out...

      the case can be reinstated.

      I hope this young man will find out if this is/is not his father.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @LIBRA
      "..That bish face was lookin like my gravi if’n they offered her 2 million. She got waaaaay more than that."
      __________________

      See, I think that's the best she could get tho. She claimed a whole nother ninja on court docs as the father. That gotta carry some sort of penalty or something.

    • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

      I would be so embarrassed if I were the son . Smh Damn shame

    • 3halos

      He paid her off.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 SnootyPooty

      I truly wonder what the truth is behind this story

    • Just Looking

      ohhhhh Damn Gina (in Martins Voice) Wonders what really happened.

    • yvonne79

      (sigh)...Honestly, I pray for women like this. If the attempt to 'expose' Jordan as the father was truly the intent, why pass the paternity to man you were married to? Why not be honest with both men and address the issue then if it was just the principle of the child knowing who his father really is? Ten years ago it was stated in the divorce decree that your ex husband was the father. Yet, you're in a courtroom years later claiming another man is the father. SMH. These hoes can't even humble themselves to save their children from further embarassment. How sad!

    • Crickett

      Word in the locker room is that 16 years ago while a flight attendent for Delta she started a fling with Long Dick Dong that lasted all summer, she was married so when she became pregnant she hoped it was her fiance but time would tell when the boy started to get darker and taller that the kid maybee wasn't her husbands. Husband eventually walked away, telling the boy your real Daddy is Michael Jordan, he leaves and doesn't even call. Maybe the Dad filled this boys head with lies, who knows but it is sad. I wish Jordan would have taken the test, the boy favors somebody. What did they hit the mother with?? lying in her divorce decree? Jordans lawyers probably threatened to send the kid to foster care.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Thank you @crickett. Mmhmm. :yes:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Why would the jit be embarassed? Yall didn't see his youtube vid? I would be embarassed as a mama who didn't coach/tell him how to handle our business in the streets!

    • sassyshe

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Why would the jit be embarassed? Yall didn’t see his youtube vid? I would be embarassed as a mama who didn’t coach/tell him how to handle our business in the streets!

      _______________________________________________________________________
      Thank you he was the one acting a straight fool online, talking bout Jordan my daddy, you gonna see, he gonna pay.

      Jordan promised to give her a nice payment cause little Spanish chick not feeling this chick getting her shine while she's prepping for her wedding. Home girl up top waiting to see what that check look like. Legally her ex-husband was the child's daddy cause he was born while they were married, the language is standard on divorce proceedings in the event the child support agreement has to be enforced. Also I dont think Georgia has fraud laws for paternity, they have the standard follow your sperm rule

    • PumpkinsMama

      PAID IN FULL :tea: But it's sad b/c just another young brother in the world w/o his dad :(

      Off Topi: WOW we really gonna get to see this Menz Disease, Yandy situation play out on LHHNY :no:

    • MSVALLDAY

      So basically he cut her the check she wanted! Oh ok.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      You're all going to believe what you want to believe, but:

      "Jordan's spokeswoman Estee Portnoy on Monday confirmed that Smith dismissed the paternity suit.
      Portnoy said there was no settlement or money paid to Smith. She said the lawsuit had no merit."

      I believe her. Smith had no case. She sounded like a nut. :coffee:

    • http://www.twitter.com/thegwu Nicola

      @Sandra Rose
      You’re all going to believe what you want to believe, but:
      “Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy on Monday confirmed that Smith dismissed the paternity suit.
      Portnoy said there was no settlement or money paid to Smith. She said the lawsuit had no merit.”
      I believe her. Smith had no case. She sounded like a nut

      ********

      Thank you Sandra. I think people are forgetting one thing: if a gazillionaire was your child's father, would you wait 16 years to get child support? Forget embarrassment, shame, whatever, she would have gone after Michael years ago. At his income level, she would have made in a couple of months, what she was making in a year.

      I think she hoped she would get some paid interviews out of this nonsense. Michael doesn't have a lot of scandals with his name, because he doesn't play, and shuts ish down quickly. Which is why they're still selling shoes with his name on it.

    • Pickachu Tran

      :offtopic: A EULOGY FOR LIL WAYNE(EVEN THOUGH HE AINT DEAD YET)

      "I'd like to take a moment to remember Lil Wayne. He's not dead yet, physically speaking, but his brush with death on Friday reminded me of what we'll be losing if and when he is gone.

      Lil Wayne's latest seizure didn’t kill him and his behaviour suggests he's lucky to have made it this far and his luck may be running out quickly. The codeine-saturated syrup that has become synonymous with Wayne's name and music has previously taken the lives of hip hop legends Pimp C and DJ Screw.

      And it's already affected Wayne's music. The Lil Wayne whose music and lyrics mesmerized myself and millions of other hip hop aficionados has been dead and gone for years.

      He was, for a time, the best rapper out there and one of the most astonishing and impressive lyricists. He had an ability to move from witty and humorous to devastatingly serious on the same song, often in the same verse and occasionally in the same line. Almost all of that is missing in his music today.

      That's why when the world erupted over his indefensibly foul and deplorable lyric about Emmett Till recently, I wasn't surprised. The line wasn't intended to be offensive or even controversial, it was just lazy. Wayne needed a new metaphor for being good at sex so why not take a stab at the long dead civil rights legend?
      That's his signature these days – sloppy wordplay, thoughtless rhymes and an often crude.

      I'm not sure whether it was drugs, fame or his obsession with money and rap's number one spot that took him from us, but the man whose ability to fill a 16 with lyrics that left us all awestruck has been gone for years.

      I hope Wayne can kick his syrup habit, get back to making great music and live a long, healthy life. Unfortunately, we've seen this movie before and it seldom ends with the protagonist having an epiphany and turning it all around."

    • Nakeya_j

      Good Morning Roses! I'm at work way too early.

      Uhh Pickachu....so you just gonna say "he aint dead YET" so your not gonna be shyt before 8 am? oh ok. *goes to read rest of Pickachu's post*

    • Nakeya_j

      @Sandra
      She did sound like a nut case, however, nut cases don't go away without making a lot of noise. I think she got paid to shut up. Who ever said he got college money, I agree. Bet money he won't be poor no more. :tea:

    • Nakeya_j

      Unfortunately, we’ve seen this movie before and it seldom ends with the protagonist having an epiphany and turning it all around.”
      -----
      So sad that this line is very true. People never learn.

    • Nakeya_j

      WOW we really gonna get to see this Menz Disease, Yandy situation play out on LHHNY
      ----
      Oh snap I missed it!!! I need Naija to get here so I can get a recap from last night.

    • Pickachu Tran

      Nakeya_j says:

      Good Morning Roses! I’m at work way too early.

      Uhh Pickachu….so you just gonna say “he aint dead YET” so your not gonna be shyt before 8 am? oh ok. *goes to read rest of Pickachu’s post*

      ______________________________

      :lol: to be REAL I think lil WEEZY is a self-hating man who is VERY insecure. He uses drugs and countless amounts of women to numb his pain and hide his self esteem issues. I dont believe this man really cares about his life but only hangs on by a thread because of the his children. JUST MY TWO CENTS. I doubt he goes to rehab or counseling (cuz you know black folks look down on therapy :eyeroll:)

      I put 50 bucks in the SR WHEN WILL LIL WAYNE DIE POOL that wayne wont make it too 2014. JUDGE ME :coffee:

    • Nakeya_j

      I put 50 bucks in the SR WHEN WILL LIL WAYNE DIE POOL that wayne wont make it too 2014. JUDGE ME
      -----
      Uhhh *looks around to see if anyone is looking* I'll put in 50 too. smh. shame.

    • Nakeya_j

      I doubt he goes to rehab or counseling (cuz you know black folks look down on therapy
      ------
      I never understood why we look down on someone who does not know you trying to give you the insight you clearly don't have. But ok. And chile please. He is not going to not one rehab.

    • Pickachu Tran

      Nakeya_j says:

      I doubt he goes to rehab or counseling (cuz you know black folks look down on therapy
      ——
      I never understood why we look down on someone who does not know you trying to give you the insight you clearly don’t have. But ok. And chile please. He is not going to not one rehab.

      _____________________

      i never understood it either..I guess some black folks feel only "crazy" ppl go to therapy. OR some say I GOT JESUS HE WILL FIX IT. but sometimes its not as simple as clinging on to the LAWD, sometimes it takes a lot more than that. I went to therapy and it helped me FEEL LIKE I NEED TO GO BACK THOUGH :lol:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Good Morning ROSES!!! :wave:

      One other thing ON This Jordan/Paternity CASE . . I read that SHE said her son PUSHED Her to do it,He wanted MJ to admit He was His father.So Yea BOff of them are PlumDUMB :tea:

      BBL

    • Nakeya_j

      never understood it either..I guess some black folks feel only “crazy” ppl go to therapy. OR some say I GOT JESUS HE WILL FIX IT. but sometimes its not as simple as clinging on to the LAWD, sometimes it takes a lot more than that. I went to therapy and it helped me FEEL LIKE I NEED TO GO BACK THOUGH
      -------
      I went before and it helped me. So I guess I'm crazy but oh well Judge me. And I love the Lord, but that "Jesus will fix it" stuff is a mess. The Lord helps ppl who helps themselves!!! Pray on it and go see someone. Pray on it and then continue to see the person. Shoot I did that. I was in chruch begging Jesus to bring me some peace, and strength. That was on Sundays. I would keep praying then go to the Dr.'s ofice, and then kept right on praying. It's nothing wrong with that. I mean, ppl really think that Jesus is gonna swoop down and save them. If he put ppl here to help you, take the dag on help!

    • Nakeya_j

      Mornin Luvin!

    • luVn_liFe…

      AND LiL WayNe has ben RELEASED from the hospital,He is a testimony,From non Stop Seizures,induced coma,Lat rites and NOW going HOMe

    • Pickachu Tran

      luVn_liFe... says:

      AND LiL WayNe has ben RELEASED from the hospital,He is a testimony,From non Stop Seizures,induced coma,Lat rites and NOW going HOMe

      ______________________

      Good for him... He may be a testimony, but I dont see him learning from it. This aint that first time he's been rushed to the hospital for seizures. The difference is THIS TIME HE ALMOST LOST HIS LIFE. It will be back to business for him.

    • luVn_liFe…

      @Pickachu
      Yes ur right I was being Facetious . . .

      The daMage is done,even if he never DrinKs another drop of codeine/sizzurp he will deal with those Seizures for the rest of his life :shrug:
      FOR SHAME

    • Nakeya_j

      He is a testimony,From non Stop Seizures,induced coma,Lat rites and NOW going HOMe
      -----
      Yeah ummm is he going to stop doing the drugs? Or get some help? Because if not, what is the point of him being a testimony?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      RUNS THROUGH THE ROOM :yahoo: Go get Justin Timbelakes album :thumbsup: music is back baby :buttshake: lawd and when ya'll get time check him out on YT !!! Type in Justin Timberlake THAT GIRL << lawd have mercy love love that song :love: oh yea morning :waves:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Ion care nothing bout Lil Wayne :shrugs: is that bad, I didn't give hoot bout him being in the hospital either :shrugs: I know that sounds mean but..... um :tea:

    • Nakeya_j

      Ion care nothing bout Lil Wayne is that bad, I didn’t give hoot bout him being in the hospital either I know that sounds mean but….. um
      ----
      No it is not bad. :tea: Clearly he does not care about himself. So why should we?

    • luVn_liFe…

      :smack:
      GMA did a Story about BEYounCe's New song and Keyshia COlEs twitter Comment :rolleyes:

    • Milky

      Mornin
      Luvin :kiss:
      Nakeya
      Pickachu
      Jenie

    • Pickachu Tran

      Justin timberlake got tired of robin thicke taking his black female audience so he decided to come hard in the paint with the album, I LIKE IT :thumbsup:

      I still prefer ROBIN, but Im biased :lol: (and he is the ONLY reason I watch Real husbands of Hollywood)

    • Pickachu Tran

      milky, luvn, jenie, keya how rude of me GOOD MORNING
      :waves:

    • Nakeya_j

      GMA did a Story about BEYounCe’s New song and Keyshia COlEs twitter Comment
      ----
      Clearly they had no real news to report.

    • luVn_liFe…

      MILKY :kiss: GOOD MORNING!!! How R U??

      @SANDRARosE :eggs: GOOd Morning . . Can we get a Post on the HEAT :happy: Them BOYZ are Putting they FOOt in these other Teams THROAK!!
      Can we get a screen grab of LBJ dunkiN and Jason terry Laid out After :rofl: funny Shyte
      P.S.
      SANDRA i Made ur eggs like you like em scrambled soft with One egg white :D

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      luVn_liFe... says:

      GMA did a Story about BEYounCe’s New song and Keyshia COlEs twitter Comment
      _____________________

      Don't get me started on either one of those two :nono: :newpost: is up :)

    • Carmez79

      They settled for sure. Space jam came on last saturday and there is one picture in the beginning when they are showing MJ throughout the years and that boy is a dead ringer.