Michael Jordan has won again. The second Atlanta woman this year to claim the NBA legend is the father of her child had her lawsuit dismissed earlier this month. As a result, the woman will have to pay His Airness’ legal fees.
Laquetta Theus, 30, filed a paternity suit against Jordan in August claiming he was the father of her 3-year-old daughter. But a previous paternity test had already determined that another man, Hubert Henderson Jr., was the father of Theus’ child, and her suit was thrown out. The twist? Theus claims Hubert Henderson Jr. is an alias Jordan used. She did not have an attorney in the case.
In dismissing the case, a Fulton County judge ordered Theus to pay Jordan’s legal fees, which totaled $6,510.61, according to John Mayoue, Jordan’s attorney in Atlanta. Mayoue declined to comment on the case.
Earlier this year, Pamela Smith filed a paternity suit against Jordan seeking child support for her teenage son. Smith later dropped her suit, but Jordan was not going to let that be the end of it and counter-sued Smith. Smith was ordered to pay Jordan’s legal bills, which, records show, totaled $9,704.13.
Jordan was married earlier this year to his model girlfriend Yvette Prieto, 35.