Tristan Thompson is speaking out about the da-m-Tristan Thompson Say About The Damage Caused To His Reputation By The Woman Accusing Him Of Fathering And Neglectingage ca-us-ed to his reputation by the woman *ccus*ng him of fathering and neglecting her child.
Thompson is suing the woman, named Kimberly Alexander, for libel after she f!led a paternity suit last year cla!m!ng that the NBA player was the father of her son and that he was r*fus*ng to pay child support.
Despite a DNA test proving that Thompson is not the child’s father, Alexander push*d for a second test, and took to social media cla!m!ng that the first test was done improp-erly.
Thompson followed up with lawsuit agai-nst the woman for d*famat!on, for ‘loss of reput-ation, sh*me, mort*ficat*on, and h*** feelings.’.
Now it’s being rep-orted that Alexander fa!led to turn up to a court he-aring in the libel c*se, desp!te being served with a notice, and will therefore be h** with a def**lt judgement.
This means the judge will now set a h-ear-ing to determine how much to award the NBA star. Thompson has requested $100,000 in da-mag-es, plus additional costs.
In legal documents obtain-ed by The Blast, Thompson, who is a father of two, included a declaration in his filing in which he sp-eaks about taking his parenting responsibilities ‘extremely’ seriously and the how Alexander’s ‘d-eadb-eat dad’ cl***s could impact his career.
This means the judge will now set a hearing to determine how much to award the NBA star. Thompson has requested $100,000 in damages, plus additional costs.
In legal documents obtained by The Blast, Thompson, who is a father of two, included a declaration in his filing in which he sp-eaks about taking his parenting responsibilities ‘extremely’ seriously and the how Alexander’s ‘d*adb*at dad’ cla!ms could impact his career.
‘I am the father of two young children. I love my children and take my responsibilities as a father extremelyseriously. I am involved in my children’s lives and pr-oud to have close relationships with my children and to provide for their needs financially and otherwise.
He continued, ‘Had the DNA test results shown that Ms. Alexander’s child was my son, I would have done the same for Ms. Alexander’s child without hes!tat!on.
‘For Ms. Alexander to falsely state that I am the type of man who would neglect his parental duties h*rts me emotionally and is incredibly damaging to my reputation.
‘Most of my professional contracts, including my contracts to play with the NBA, gives them the right to term!nate my contract in the event I engage in certain behavior or conduct that may cast the team or the brand in a negative light publicly,’ he added in the filing.
‘I have potentially lost out on endorsement deals or other brand contracts, as I have been publicly portrayed as a tr-oubl*d athlete with whom companies do not want to associate or have represent their brand.’
More than a year ago Alexander went public with acc-usat!ons that Thompson is the father of her five-year-old child.
Thompson took a paternity test that came out as ne-gat-ive back in January, yet Alexander has continued to cla*m he is the father of her child.
Alexander also angered Thompson’s on-off girlfriend Khloe Kardashian after *ns*st*ng the lab the DNA was tested at f!lsif!ed the results on account of its Kardashian connection.
Thompson fired back at her description in the documents, *nsist*ng the test he took was in fact adm-inist-ered by one of the most reputable labs in the country.
Thompson and Kardashian sent Alexander a ce-ase and desist letter, and followed up with a libel lawsuit.
The filing described Alexander as a ‘wannabe social media influencer and p*rnogr-aph!c model/perf-ormer who is so desperate to achieve her fifteen minutes of fame that she recently fabr!cated a f-alse cla*m that NBA star/Cleveland Cavaliers center/power forward Thompson is the father of her nearly five-year-old son,’.
‘Alexander has persisted in publicly procla!m!ng that Thompson is her child’s father and she has maliciously a**** Thompson of being a d-eadb-eat dad, “neglecting” and failing to take financial responsibility for the child since birth,’ reads the suit, comp-iled by attorney Marty Singer.
The attorney also quotes the popular Michael Jackson song Billie Jean, which is about a man !nsist!ng he did not father a woman’s child.
‘To quote Michael Jackson,’ he writes, ‘the kid is not his son.’
Sources close to the NBA star say the he did have a one-night stand with Kimberly Alexander but it was a long time ago, around 2011-2012, during his rookie season.
Thompson is father to Khloe’s daughter True, three, as well as son Prince, four, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.