Tristan Thompson is swimming in hot water again. A woman named Maralee Nichols is suing the NBA star over paternity, claiming he’s the father of her son (who was reportedly born last Thursday). Tristan, who asked for a paternity test, admitted in court docs that he slept with Maralee in March. In an alleged text message, he offered Maralee $75,000 to keep silent.
Tristan’s ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian, a reality star from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is the mother of his three-year-old daughter. News of their breakup reached the public in June of this year.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the NBA player is seeking a gag order on Maralee, who Tristan claimed was leaking information to the press.
If granted, the order would prevent both Tristan and Maralee from speaking about the lawsuit. Tristan also wants the judge to sanction Maralee for violating a confidentiality order that was allegedly in place. Tristan claimed Maralee spoke in interviews to the media and spread lies about him on social media.
He believes Maralee is trying “to achieve some sort of notoriety and gain for herself in this lawsuit.” He asked the judge to make her cough up a $30,000 bond, which she would lose if she violated the order.
According to a source for People, Tristan was still in a relationship with Khloe when he slept with Maralee. The insider revealed Khloe “was upset to find out that he cheated again… She just can’t believe that he is going to be a dad again.”
However, another source told the Daily Mail that “they broke up earlier this year around the Spring. Khloe’s only concern is True and maintaining a positive and healthy co-parenting relationship for their daughter as friends.”
The reality star was photographed in her Rolls-Royce SUV on Sunday as she drove to her nephew’s birthday party in Calabasas.
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