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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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31.

tonibarb    

If she was paid off, that doesn't mean the 16 year old is going to be quiet.

551 days ago
32.

Becca    

Proof that NOBODY is perfect or greater than temptation! Real life situations happen to EVERYONE. You can have it all and still make mistakes! I've been pretty neutral towards Jordan, But i do respect his achievements and how far he's come!! His personal life is none of mine, y'alls or anyone else's business. People make mistakes. You aren't perfect. So shut up and move on.

551 days ago
33.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

She got paid BIG bucks to drop this paternity case. That kid looks just like him!

551 days ago
34.

Vote2012    

Well she will never have to work again the rest of her life.

551 days ago
35.

NYCJB    

he paid her off...probably agreed to give his son a nice little chunk of change

551 days ago
36.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Or maybe she couldn't find a lawyer to take this case 16 yrs later.

551 days ago
37.

Promisedland007    

No, he only did it for publicity. To boost his rap/sports career. If MJ was gonna settle, he wouldn't have responded to the suit and paid her off!

551 days ago
38.

Promisedland007    

The lil boy "Taj Jordan" OMG he wants so desperately to believe his dad is MJ. He actually believes it, but MJ is not his dad and will never publicly acknowledge him.

551 days ago
39.

Promisedland007    

This pitiful pamela smith, she moved to make it seem like she was laid off but actually she wasn't. If my sons father wanted nothing to do with me or him, screw it!

551 days ago
40.

DomCruze    

Money grubbing f&$king fools. I hate people like you. Go away

551 days ago
41.

Cujeaux    

Why are his eyes all bloodshot? Yuck

551 days ago
42.

denise56    

Pamela you know that your son does not even resemble Michael Jordan, I am glad you decided not to make yourself looker any stupidier than you already look. that is not Michael Jordan's son looks nothing like him

551 days ago
43.

NoFactsJustFiller    

The WAR is over. Now we can get on with our lives.

551 days ago
44.

V    

Money talks and b.s. walks!

551 days ago
45.

n    

$0unds like michael has a bad liver., and he know'z the deal., its his business

551 days ago
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