Woman files paternity suit against Michael Jordan

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan (R) and his fiancee model Yvette Prieto arrive at the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter March 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MJCI)


by WCNC.com Staff


Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 8:38 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An Atlanta woman has filed a lawsuit against Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, claiming the couple has a 16-year-old son.

In the suit filed on February 6, Pamela Smith claims she and MJ had a son while Jordan was married to now ex-wife Juanita.  Smith is arguing she gave birth to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds in 1996 after having sex with the basketball legend in 1995.

Smith, who lives in Atlanta with the teen, is fighting for child support and medical expenses related to the son, according to the lawsuit obtained by NBC Charlotte.  She also wants the 16-year-old's last name changed to 'Jordan.'

Smith said she dated MJ for many years before Jordan married his first wife.

The Bobcats owner recently purchased a $2.8 million home on Lake Norman and is engaged to model Yvette Prieto.

(Photos: Step inside MJ's new Lake Norman home)

Jordan was married for 17 years to Juanita, but the couple divorced in 2006.  They have three children.

Publicist Estee Portnoy says Jordan has no comment.  According to court documents, Smith does not have an attorney and a court date is scheduled for March 12.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.