Tristan Thompson is taking Kimberly Alexander, the woman who claims he is the father of her child, to court. Documents obtained by TMZ reportedly show that Thompson has filed a libel lawsuit against Alexander.
The news of the lawsuit comes after Thompson and ex Khloe Kardashian sent a cease-and-desist letter to Alexander last week. In the letter, Thompson and Kardashian purportedly demanded that Alexander “immediately stop defaming them with malicious defamatory lies and specious fabrications.”
In the suit, which was reportedly filed on Monday, the couple’s lawyer Marty Singer writes that Alexander is a “wannabe” social media influencer and adult entertainer, according to E! News.
Singer said that Alexander was “so desperate to achieve her fifteen minutes of fame that she recently fabricated a false claim that NBA star/Cleveland Cavaliers center/power forward Thompson is the father of her nearly five year old son.”
The lawyer also reportedly wrote that Alexander had made a malicious claim that Thompson was a deadbeat dad and that he had neglected to take financial responsibility for the child. Singer said that those claims were false and defamatory, and even quoted Michael Jackson by saying “the kid is not [his] son.”
According to TMZ, the claim says that Thompson took a DNA paternity test in January that definitively proved he is not the father. Thompson has also offered to take a second test, as long as they used a third-party testing service.
Thompson currently shares 2-year-old daughter True with Kardashian, as well as a 3-year-old son named Prince with his ex Jordan Craig. The Cleveland Cavaliers player and reality TV star ended their romantic relationship last year after two separate alleged cheating scandals, but have remained on good terms with one another. According to People, they’ve even considered having another child together.
A source told People that Thompson had been transparent with Kardashian from the beginning about the situation with Alexander. The source explained that Thompson had told her upfront that Alexander requested he take a paternity test. He apparently told Kardashian that he needed to take the test but didn’t believe that the child was his.
The source also said that the couple had worked hard to get their relationship to where it is now. Although Kardashian will always be hurt by Thompson’s purported cheating, the source said that she continues to support him and thinks that he’s always been a responsible father to their child.