Woman Must Pay Fine in Paternity Suit Against Michael Jordan

Pamela Smith lied about the basketball icon fathering her son.

Posted: 08/07/2013 11:10 AM EDT

A woman who filed a false paternity suit against Michael Jordan must pay a fine for lying about it.

Pamela Smith was ordered by a judge to pay Jordan's legal fees of $9,704.13, according to TMZ. Smith was demanding a DNA test, full custody and child support from Jordan for her 17-year-old son.

But the judge found that Smith made the entire story up, calling the claim a publicity stunt as she hired a publicist before a lawyer to make her case. Also, the paternity of Smith's son had been determined in 2003, a fact that she conveniently left out.

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(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)

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