Tristan Thompson gets $50K from paternity accuser in libel case
Tristan Thompson has reportedly been awarded a judgment against a woman he said falsely claimed he was the father of her child. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics' Tristan Thompson awarded $50K in libel case against woman who said he fathered her child

Boston Celtics big man Tristan Thompson has reportedly been awarded a judgment against a woman he said falsely claimed he was the father of her child.

A court hearing the libel case sided with Thompson, awarding him $50,000, according to TMZ Sports. The woman claiming that Thompson was the father of her child had continued to post on social media that he was the father, even after he took a paternity test proving he was not. 

The woman has been ordered to pay court fees as well as 10% annual interest on the unpaid balance owed to Thompson, TMZ reports. 

Thompson was initially seeking $100,000 in damages, claiming he lost endorsement deals. When he was unable to produce evidence of the deals he supposedly lost, the judgment was reduced to $50,000. 

Khloe Kardashian, Thompson's ex-girlfriend and the mother of one of his children, also sent a cease-and-desist letter to the woman after she allegedly published fake messages from social media claiming Kardashian had sent them. 

Thompson has one more year on his two-year contract with the Celtics. In his first season with the team, he averaged 7.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 51.8% from the field. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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