As if beating the Miami Heat three consecutive times to reach the NBA Finals isn’t enough for Paul George to deal with, the Indiana Pacers star reportedly is being sued by an ex-stripper.
New York Post reported that Daniela Rajic, 24, filed a paternity suit at Manhattan Family Court on Wednesday, claiming George is the father of her child. The child, Olivia, reportedly was born May 1.
A source told the Post that the Pacers forward and Rajic were in a relationship last summer when she was working at Tootsie’s Cabaret, a strip club in downtown Miami.
“Paul and Daniela saw each other a number of times over the course of a few months in Miami last summer,” the source said. “She became pregnant, and their daughter was born on May 1. She has already undertaken a paternity test, and there’s no question he is the father. The court is still expected to order an official DNA test.”
George, as you might remember, was dating Callie Rivers, daughter of Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, just a few months ago.
In February, it was reported that George offered Rajic $1 million to have an abortion, which came at a time when George and Rivers supposedly were dating.
The two-time NBA All-Star released a statement, claiming he was ready to help raise the child if in fact he is the father.
“If and when there is legal confirmation that I am the father, I will fully embrace my responsibilities,” George said.
George averaged 28.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the regular season with Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Heat 93-90 in Game 5 last night to keep their season alive.