Tristan Thompson threatened Maralee Nichols, his alleged baby mama, to drop his paternity suit against him in return for $75,000. He claimed that she wouldn’t receive that much money if he was ordered to pay child support.
Thompson, a Sacramento Kings player, allegedly sent a text to Nichols, which Page Six obtained in a legal file. He advised Nichols that he would accept the money because she would get much less under Texas law.
“You know what I feel. “My feelings haven’t changed at all. I won’t be involved in any way. If you think that having this baby will make you money, you are wrong. The message said, “It’s totally wrong.”
Thompson claimed that he plans to retire from the NBA in 2022.
The text continued, “You know that I’m going to be retiring after this season.” So in terms of support, it will be whatever amount is needed monthly for someone who is unemployed. It is texas, so it will only be a few hundred dollars. You might be better off accepting the 75k that I am offering, as you won’t get anything close to having a child with a father who is unemployed.
Nichols’ lawyer argued that Thompson filed the complaint in Texas in order to “save money” on child support. According to the filing, Nichols is a California resident and her child due Dec. 3 will be born in California. Texas law would not have jurisdiction over the child support ruling.
Thompson, who shares True, a 3-year-old girl, with ex Khloe Kardashian, and Prince, a 4-year-old boy with ex Jordan Craig with Thompson, purportedly closed the message by telling Nichols that she would only have a baby with a father who is not involved with the child, and a few hundred dollars a month of child support.
Nichols’ lawyer declined to comment. Our numerous requests for comment were not answered by Thompson’s lawyers.
Page Six exclusively reported that Thompson demanded Nichols have an abortion after she discovered she was pregnant. In July, he demanded that she undergo a paternity check. She had not yet taken a paternity test as of Nov. 15. However, he stated in a subsequent filing that he would pay child support for the child if he is the father. A second filing states that genetic testing cannot be performed until the baby is born.
Thompson was 30 years old when the baby was conceived, while he was still with Kardashian. Page Six reported in July that Thompson and the former star of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, 37, had split.