In a legal development, Jordan Craig, the mother of NBA star Tristan Thompson’s eldest son, has taken legal action against him, alleging a substantial sum of unpaid child support.
Reports indicate that Jordan Craig, 32, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on October 23, asserting that Tristan Thompson, 32, has fallen behind on child support payments for their 6-year-old son, Prince. In her legal filings, the entrepreneur claims that Thompson either provided partial child support payments or failed to make any payments at all, beginning in November of the previous year. Allegedly, he has accrued a debt of $224,000. Craig is now seeking a court order to compel him to settle this outstanding amount.
Documents reveal that Craig included a detailed payment history over the past year, demonstrating that Thompson made a $20,000 payment in November, followed by a $40,000 payment in December, and nothing in January. Between February and July, the NBA champion reportedly made six payments of $14,500 and another $29,000 in August, which equates to a single full payment within a 10-month period. In August, we reported that Craig had already been involved in a legal dispute regarding Thompson’s child support payments. At the time, she filed a motion to ensure that the athlete’s pay reduction did not interfere with the agreed-upon $40,000 monthly payment.
When the initial amount was established, Thompson was purportedly earning an annual income of $17.7 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers and had only one other child, True, whom he shares with ex Khloe Kardashian. However, the basketball player has since become the father of two more children – son Theo, born to fitness personality Maralee Nichols in December 2021, and his second child with Kardashian, a son named Tatum, born in July 2022. Theo’s birth marked the end of his on-again-off-again relationship with the Good American founder.
Thompson’s financial situation and the number of his children appear to have affected the amount he can provide to Craig. Reportedly, Nichols is receiving $10,000 per month, while his payments to Kardashian for their two children remain undisclosed. According to Craig’s filing, Thompson’s latest contract is worth a modest $2.7 million annually. Nevertheless, she is requesting the court to mandate monthly payments of $80,000 until his outstanding debts are settled. In the court document, she wrote:
“It is my belief that Tristan signed a ‘veteran’s minimum’ contract with the Cavaliers that pays him $2.7 million per year… The $80,000 request is certainly less than half of his monthly salary.”
As of now, neither Thompson nor Craig has publicly commented on the lawsuit. However, earlier this month, Jordan’s sister, Kai, made a series of allegations on social media, stating that Thompson was not providing adequate financial support for his son and criticizing his parenting efforts.
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