Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is being sued by a former stripper after she gave birth to a baby girl she says is his daughter, Page Six has exclusively learned.
Daniela Rajic is seen in this photo obtained by Blacksportsonline.com.Photo: Blacksportsonline.com
Arresting brunette Daniela Rajic, 24, gave birth to daughter Olivia on May 1, and Wednesday filed a paternity suit against George in Manhattan Family Court.
A source told us that George, 24, had a relationship with curvaceous Rajic for a few months last summer. She is said to have worked at Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami before they met. But we’re told the couple is no longer together and Rajic has moved to New York to be with her family, where she is currently a full-time mom.
The source said, “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.”
While Rajic’s lawyers Raoul Felder and Daniel Nottes declined to comment Wednesday night, George — who also dated Callie Rivers, the daughter of Clippers head coach Doc Rivers earlier this year — had previously said he was ready to step up and help raise the child.
“If and when there is legal confirmation that I am the father, I will fully embrace my responsibilities,” he said in the statement. Another source said Wednesday that George had not yet seen any court papers and was focused on the Pacers’ game against the Heat.
A rep for George told Page Six, “As Paul has said all along, if and when the legal process confirms that the baby is his, he will fully embrace his responsibilities as a father and provide emotional and financial support to the child. The process has been amicable and we hope it will continue to be until this issue is clarified.”
George had strenuously denied sports blog reports that he had offered Rajic $1 million to abort the child. The case is currently before Family Court Judge Matthew Cooper.