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Michael Jordan Targeted in Atlanta Paternity Suit

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File photo of Michael Jordan.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

File photo of Michael Jordan.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta woman has filed a lawsuit saying basketball Hall of Famer and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is the father of her teenage son.

The lawsuit was filed Feb. 6 by Pamela Smith in Fulton County Superior Court. It requests Jordan take a paternity test, pay child support and share medical, dental and hospital costs that are not covered by insurance.

The lawsuit also requests the boy’s last name be changed to Jordan, and for a judge to order the Georgia Department of Vital Records to issue him a new birth certificate.

Publicist Estee Portnoy says Jordan has no comment and calls to Smith’s home and office were not immediately returned Friday afternoon.

According to court documents, Smith does not have an attorney and a court date is scheduled for March 12.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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