Jordan files for paternity lawsuit to be dismissed

Jordan files for paternity lawsuit to be dismissed

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SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 11: Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 11, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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by Kate Brumback and Steve Reed

Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 12:34 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Michael Jordan has asked a Georgia court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a woman who says the NBA hall of famer is the father of her 16-year-old son.

Jordan's lawyer says in the document filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court that he is not the father of 48-year-old Pamela Y. Smith's son. Jordan has also filed a counterclaim against Smith for false claims made against him.

The 50-year-old owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats says the paternity of the teen has already been "conclusively established" in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband.

Jordan's response to Smith's Feb. 6 lawsuit says her suit is a "shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system."

In Smith's lawsuit she requests that Jordan take a paternity test and pay child support.

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