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Michael Jordan

Paternity War

CASE DISMISSED!

3/18/2013 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The woman suing Michael Jordan for paternity and child support -- claiming he fathered her 16-year-old son -- has dismissed her case against the NBA star ... but he might not be out of the woods yet.

TMZ has learned Pamela Smith has filed legal documents in Georgia asking the judge to dismiss her case against MJ -- and her request was granted without prejudice (meaning she can refile at a later time if she wants to).

It's unclear why Pamela wanted the case dismissed -- considering she had recently asked the court to order a DNA test ASAP.

It's possible MJ and Pamela reached some sort of settlement ... or agreed to halt legal action while they try to work things out. It's also possible she simply decided to walk away thinking she would lose in court. We simply don't know.

Either way, MJ has succeeded in taking the situation out of the public eye ... at least for now.

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Pamela's attorney Randy Kessler tells TMZ ... she dropped the case on his advice that "dismissal at this time, without prejudice, is in her son’s best interests." 

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16.

Brittx    

probably paid off or harassed legal action against her in some ways....but damn i wanted to see the DNA test. is he the father or not?

398 days ago
17.

ExStar    

I once beat MJ in a game of PIG. It was easy.

398 days ago
18.

paul a.    

Pay the $ and move on.

Life is good.

398 days ago
19.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

It's something supremely sucky about a man willing to pay to insure it's never proven he's the father of a child. But then I don't put anything past this man.

398 days ago
20.

wow    

So now the woman's lawyer is tell the truth. He found out that the lady is lying and convinced her to drop the suit. Shame on all of you for believing that mj paid a dime.

398 days ago
21.

F the police    

Lets not forget about his stillborn baby

398 days ago
22.

Fallopia Lopez    

WTF is wrong with the whites of his eyes?

398 days ago
23.

Newboot1971    

It was in the best interest of the teen and his mom that they not be found out to be a liars.

398 days ago
24.

Luz    

I don't see how it is in her son's best interest to stay in the shadows and not be recognized by his famous father. Money is not everything!

398 days ago
25.

KEV    

Donating sperm can be expensive to some

398 days ago
26.

Phreaky    

In other words, the DNA results are in. Take it away Maury..... Maury: YOU, Michael Jordan, are NOT the father.
Now we can go through this court process and it will cost you money, or you can look at these results and just cancel the whole thing.
Ta da.

398 days ago
27.

Phreaky    

Michael is currently unmarried. He is a former pro athlete. No one would give a damn if some unknown kid popped up at this point. If he was married for 20 years, then yes, it would be hushed up. But the case was dropped because the kid is not his. No payoff needed.

398 days ago
28.

Kaaka    

Very simple just check back with Pamela in a few weeks, And if you see any plasma and furnitures getting move in along with a NEW car ...well there is your ANSWER.Jordan network is over half billion ,Nothing like pitching some crumbs in hopes to have a headache go away.

398 days ago
29.

jer    

I have watched you Michael for every game of your career, when you did not play for a couple of years i did not watch b ball. Then I flipped the channel on and you were wearing 45 it was on again. But the shot you took at Labron and the class that he had in handling it, also kobe's cheap shot at the end of the play full all star game. I'm afraid you wrongfully made that comment! Its kind of Kobe making a comment to another Laker that you do not have enough accolades to speak to me! Both of you need to get real. Personally I think Labrons stats are equal to yours, hes not just a shooter like you and kobe, he can play all positions. Guard center etc. Sorry mike I like you both don't disappoint your fans. Say something unfair and it can take you down a level and I would not want that for you.

398 days ago
30.

Kelleigh    

Doesnt anyone know that there was already a DNA test done YEARS ago. Yes, he did have one done when his wife found out he had cheated with this childs mother. The test was 99% positive he was not the father of this boy. Remember Keanu Reeves had the same problem. Crazy chick sued him 4 times for child support and everytime the tests came back that he was not the father. Some people are so sick that they believe their own lies.

398 days ago
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