Tristan Thompson has been granted a conditional default judgement in a libel lawsuit against a woman who previously claimed that the NBA player was the father of her child.
On Tuesday, June 22, Kimberly Alexander was ordered to pay Thompson a total of US$52,901.75 (approx. $69,743) in the libel case, which includes US$50,000 (approx. $65,900) in general damages and US$2,901.95 (approx. $3,825) in costs, according to court documents.
Thompson, 30, filed his lawsuit against Alexander in May 2020, after she claimed he’s the father of her five-year-old son.
The court documents note that Thompson “contends DNA test results revealed he is not the father” of Alexander’s child. The basketballer is, in fact, the father to four-year-old Prince Thompson with Jordan Craig and three-year-old True Thompson with Khloé Kardashian, 36.
Alexander was not represented by a legal counsel, according to the docs. Following the judgement, she reacted to the news via her Instagram Story, saying that it is not final.
“Um why are people jumping for joy when it’s obviously another court date,” she wrote.
“Oh maybe cause of cheating rumors they got excited to post it on tmz,” she said, referencing Thompson’s recent split from Kardashian amid cheating rumours.
Thompson and Kardashian sent a cease and desist letter in May 2020, asking that she “immediately stop defaming them with malicious defamatory lies and specious fabrications.” The letter also said that Thompson took a paternity test that came back negative.
“I am the father of two young children. I love my children and take my responsibilities as a father extremely seriously. I am involved in my children’s lives and proud to have close relationships with my children and to provide for their needs financially and otherwise,” Thompson said in legal documents obtained by The Blast last month.
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