Boston Celtics center Tristan Thompson filed an amended libel suit in which he now states he is seeking at least $100,000 plus punitive damages against a woman he alleges has falsely claimed he is the father of her 5-year-old son.
Thompson, 30, originally sued Kimberly Alexander in Los Angeles Superior Court May 16, but did not state the amount of damages he was seeking until he filed a revised complaint Feb. 24, alleging libel and invasion of privacy.
“Kimberly Alexander is a wannabe social media influencer and pornographic model/performer who is so desperate to achieve her 15 minutes of fame that she recently fabricated a false claim that NBA star/(Boston Celtics) center/power forward Thompson is the father of her 5-year-old son,” the amended complaint states.
If Alexander had a legitimate belief that Thompson was the father of her child, she would have sought financial support for the child years ago, the revised suit states.
Alexander, a North Hollywood resident who is representing herself in the litigation, could not be immediately reached.
Thompson alleges that Alexander, a model and longtime Florida resident, moved to California likely because she believed the law would be more favorable to her in this state in a paternity proceeding. He also alleges Alexander has money problems and has been evicted from five homes in the past seven years, including as recently as July 2019.
Although a DNA test determined Thompson is not the father of the child, she has “maliciously accused Thompson of being a deadbeat dad, neglecting and failing to take financial responsibility for the child since birth,” the revised suit states.
“Such statements are absolutely false and are defamatory …,” the revised suit states. ” To quote Michael Jackson, `The kid is not (his) son.”’
After the DNA test proved that Thompson was not the father of her child, Alexander refused to accept the results and falsely accused Thompson and others allegedly acting on his behalf, including Khloe Kardashian, the mother of Thompson’s daughter, of manipulating the results, the amended suit states.
“That statement is also a malicious lie,” according to the amended suit.
After Thompson’s lawyers sent Alexander a letter demanding she stop allegedly defaming him, she stepped up her false attacks on the NBA player on Instagram, the updated suit alleges.
Thompson agreed to take a second DNA test, but Alexander refused, the NBA player said in a sworn statement in which he accuses Alexander of damaging his reputation and interfering with his employment.
“Ms. Alexander obviously knows that I am not the father of her child and that a second DNA test performed by a reputable … lab would reach the same conclusion, that I am not the father of Ms. Alexander’s son,” Thompson said.
Thompson said his commercial endorsement deals have “morals clauses” giving the businesses the option of ending their contract with him if he engages in “certain behavior or conduct that may cast the team or the brand in a negative light publicly.”
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