Tristan Thompson once again finds himself in hot waters as a woman, claiming in a paternity lawsuit, said that the basketball star is the father of her newborn baby boy.
E! News confirmed that Maralee Nichols, whose legal battles against Tristan became public, gave birth last week. So far, the basketball player hasn’t responded to the birth announcement of what could be his third child. He shares Prince Thompson, 4, with Jordan Craig and True Thompson, 3, with Khloe Kardashian.
Based on Tristan’s own lawsuit which he filed in Houston, he admitted that he had sex with Maralee during his 30th birthday celebration last March. It happened four months before he and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star split. He requested for a genetic testing once the baby arrives to determine whether he is the dad or not.
On the other hand, Maralee’s lawsuit, which he filed against him in Los Angeles last June, indicated her request for the basketball star to pay for her pregnancy and childbirth. Further, she would grant him visitation rights but she’ll have full legal and physical custody over her child.
According to her initial filing, Maralee shared Tristan’s text message to her which read, “You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. Wont [sic] be involved at all. Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It’s completely wrong. You are aware that I’m retiring after this season. So in terms of support it will be whatever is required monthly for someone who’s unemployed. It’s texas so it will be only a couple hundred dollars.”
His alleged text message added, “So you better off taking this 75k I’m offering cause you won’t get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who’s unemployed. All you will have is a baby with a father who has zero involvement with the child and a few hundred dollars of child support a month.”
As of this writing, Tristan hasn’t confirmed or denied the said text messages sent to Maralee. Also, neither he nor the NBA has commented regarding his plans to retire from playing in the NBA.