Tristan Thompson is in the news again, and this time it seems like he has threatened his alleged baby mama Maralee Nichols.
The threats came with the intention that Nichols would drop her paternity lawsuit against him in exchange for $75,000. The NBA player claimed she wouldn’t see that amount of money if he’s ordered to pay child support, Page Six reported.
In a text purportedly sent by the Sacramento Kings player to Nichols, a personal trainer, Thompson urged her to take the money he was offering because she’d get far less under Texas law.
“You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. Won’t be involved at all. Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It’s completely wrong,” the message read.
Thompson alleged text read that he plans to retire from the NBA in 2022.
“You are aware that I’m retiring after this season,” the text continued. “So in terms of support, it will be whatever is required monthly for someone who’s unemployed. It’s texas so it will be only a couple hundred dollars. So you better off taking this 75k I’m offering cause you won’t get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who’s unemployed.”
Nichols’ attorney argued in the filing that Thompson intentionally filed his complaint in Texas to “save” some money on child support. However, Nichols resides in California, and her child, due Dec. 3, will also be born in the Golden State; Texas law would have no jurisdiction on the child support ruling, per the filing.
Thompson is the father of 3-year-old daughter True whom he shares with his ex Khloé Kardashian and 4-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig, purportedly ended his message by telling Nichols that all she would have “is a baby with a father who has zero involvement with the child and a few hundred dollars of child support a month.”
Nichols’ attorney declined to comment. Thompson’s attorneys haven’t responded to our numerous requests for comment.
Thompson allegedly wanted Nichols to get an abortion and demanded that she take a paternity test. But as of Nov. 15, she hasn’t taken one.
Thompson said he would pay child support if the child is his. Another filing notes that genetic testing can only be done once the baby is born.
The baby was allegedly conceived on Thompson’s 30th birthday, and at the time, he was still dating Kardashian.