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Tristan Thompson granted default judgement in lawsuit against paternity accuser

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Boston Celtics’ Tristan Thompson plays against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tristan Thompson has been granted a $52,901 default judgement in his libel lawsuit against paternity accuser Kimberly Alexander.

The Boston Celtics basketball star – the father of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter True, three, and son Prince, four, with ex Jordan Craig – sued Alexander last year to stop her from continuing to claim he is her son’s biological dad, after DNA test results came back negative twice.

Thompson initially requested $100,000 (£72,000) in damages, blaming the controversy for costing him various endorsement deals, but Alexander failed to respond to the suit, meaning that the sportsman was awarded a default ruling in his favor.

And despite his request for more money in damages, he has been awarded $52,000 – due to a lack of specific evidence to support his claim of lost opportunities – $50,000 (£35,800) in general damages and $2,901.95 (£2,078) in costs.

The formal judgement in the case is expected 26 July.

Alexander insisted the case has not been finalized as she posted on her Instagram Stories: “Um why are people jumping for joy when it’s obviously another court date.”

Referencing the recent claims that Thompson’s infidelity had led to another split from Khloe, she added: “Oh maybe cause of cheating rumors they got excited to post it on tmz.”

– Cover Media