Roommates, Tristan Thompson has secured himself some good news! The NBA player won a libel lawsuit against Kimberly Alexander, who publicly claimed Tristan as the father of her five-year-old son. A paternity test revealed that claim to be false. According to E News, the negative test led to a conditional default judgment in Tristan’s favor, along with a payment of more than $50,000.
Despite the court’s decision, Kimberly, also known as Kim Cakery, doesn’t seem to be backing down! She took to her Instagram to let Tristan know the awarded coins won’t cause her to “shut up.”
“Ask 50 Cent or The Game for the money,” she wrote in an Instagram Story post. “I don’t got it. I’m a single mom of two young kids, instead of trying to take from a mother just take a test to shut me up 50K won’t.”
As you may recall, Kimberly has relentlessly called out Tristan Thompson and his ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian on social media over the last year. She has alleged that a previous paternity test was taken at a Kardashian-affiliated facility. Kimberly even went as far as faking Instagram messages from Khloé in an effort to get Tristan to retake the test. Last month, Khloé responded to Kimberly’s self-proclaimed trolling with a cease-and-desist letter.
Tristan filed the libel lawsuit last May, but received the judgment on Tuesday. Now, Kimberly faces a payment of $50,000 in general damages, along with $2,901.95 in costs. According to court documents, this payment is about half of Tristan’s original request, which was $100,000 for “damages for loss of reputation, shame, mortification, and hurt feelings.”
Tristan also testified that he hasn’t received an endorsement deal since 2020. However, the judge only granted the $50,000 due to “insufficient evidence” that Kimberly’s claims are at fault. Tristan retaining this win is dependent on him filing a dismissal. E News reports that he also listed 10 additional, anonymous Doe defendants who are “responsible in some manner” for the damages claimed.
Regardless, this win comes at a perfect time for Tristan, whose love life has been in the headlines in recent days. As previously reported, Khloé and Tristan ended their latest reunion last month following circulating reports that he stepped out on the relationship — again. This time the claims came from Instagram model Sydney Chase. Nonetheless, the ex-pair is reportedly committed to co-parenting their three-year-old daughter True.
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