Ex-stripper Daniela Rajic has filed a paternity lawsuit against star Indiana Pacers forward Paul George.
George’s babymama drama comes as the Pacers face elimination in the NBA playoffs.
Here’s what you should know about Rajic, her newborn daughter, her relationship with George and her fight to prove he’s the dad.
1. She Filed the Suit on the Day the Pacers Beat the Heat in Game 5
According to reports in Page Six, Daniela Rajic filed the suit in Manhattan Family Court on May 28.
While this was going on, back in Indianapolis, George was leading the Pacers to a vital win over the Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs, barely escaping elimination. The Heat lead the series 3-2.
2. Aaron Hernandez Was at Her Strip Club the Night He Allegedly Shot Somebody
Rajic is an ex-stripper who dated George during the summer of 2013 while she was working as a dancer in the Miami area. A source told the New York Post:
Paul and Daniela saw each other a number of times over the course of a few months in Miami last summer. 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.
According to The Daily Mail, Rajic now lives in New York City.
The strip club where she formerly worked, Tootsies, was named by Complex in 2013 as one of America’s most infamous strip joints.
It’s known as a hangout for professional athletes.
In 2013, Aaron Hernandez partied there before allegedly shooting his friend, Alexander Bradley, in the face.
3. George Was Accused of Paying Rajic to Have an Abortion
There is no truth to the rumors that Paul offered money for [Daniela] not to have the child.
The Pacers forward followed up that statement with his own release:
If and when there is legal confirmation that I am the father, I will fully embrace my responsibilities. This is a personal matter that is still being sorted out, so I hope you can respect my privacy.
4. Rajic Just Gave Birth to a Daughter Named Olive
On May 1, the 24-year-old Rajic gave birth to a baby daughter, Olive.
The Daily News reports that George covered Rajic’s medical bills and has met the baby.
5. This is the Second Scandal Attached to George This Month
Earlier in May, there were online rumors that Paul George had been having an affair with teammate Roy Hibbert’s wife, Valerie Cooke. And during the Heat series, George was fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing officials.
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