Tristan Thompson files libel lawsuit against woman claiming the NBA star fathered her five-year-old child
NBA star, Tristan Thompson filed a lawsuit against Kimberly Alexander, the woman who claims he fathered her five-year-old son
In the libel suit, obtained by The New York Post, Thompson, 29, through his attorney, Marty Singerclaims Alexander “is a wannabe social media influencer and pornographic model/performer who is so desperate to achieve her fifteen minutes of fame that she recently fabricated a false claim that NBA star/Cleveland Cavaliers centre/power forward Thompson is the father of her nearly five-year-old son.”
The court documents cite that although Thompson did not believe he was the father of the defendant’s child, he chose to “voluntarily” submit a DNA test to “definitely determine the child’s paternity.”
Singer writes, “Alexander has persisted in publicly proclaiming that Thompson is her child’s father and she has maliciously accused Thompson of being a deadbeat dad, ‘neglecting’ and failing to take financial responsibility for the child since birth. Such statements are absolutely false and are defamatory per se. To quote Michael Jackson, “the kid is not [his] son.”
The documents go on to cite that it’s “highly suspect” that Alexander waited until now to claim that Thompson is the father her child.
Further, Singer points out that “instead of accepting the DNA results and moving on, Alexander turned to social media where she posted on Instagram a copy of the private and confidential DNA report along with the following statements: “I am extremely upset with LB genetic DNA testing with the fact that they are trying to sabotage a DNA test with Tristan [sic] Thompson regarding my son that he has been neglecting since birth I know for sure that Tristan Thompson is the father of my child.”
Alexander also accused Thompson and the KUWTK star of “falsifying” the DNA results and “paying off” people, the court records state.
Before now, Thompson’s attorney initially threatened to take legal action against Alexander in a cease and desist letter.
The letter asked Alexander to “immediately stop defaming [Thompson and Khloe Kardashian[ with malicious defamatory lies and specious fabrications,” referring to the paternity claim that surfaced online at the time.
Thompson, an NBA championship-winning Cavaliers centre has severally been accused of cheating on his girlfriend and reality star, Khloe Kardashian. He was previously embroiled in a cheating scandal in March 2019, after allegedly hooking up with Jordyn Woods, the former best friend of Kardashian’s younger sister Kylie Jenner.
The scandal led to their high-profile split in 2019, but the former couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, True, are currently spending the lockdown together.