In his motion, Tristan addressed the Snapchat message that Maralee submitted into the court record. The text in question was reportedly sent by Tristan to Maralee after she informed him of her pregnancy.
Maralee labeled the message "threatening" and believed it was meant to pressure her to terminate the pregnancy. The alleged message started, "You know how I feel. My feelings haven't changed at all. Won't be involved at all."
It continued, "If you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It's completely wrong," he went on. "You are aware that I'm retiring after this season. So in terms of support, it will be whatever is required monthly for someone who's unemployed.
"It's texas so it will be only a couple hundred dollars. So you better off taking this 75k I'm offering cause you won't get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who's unemployed," the message read. The $75,000 being the abortion offer.
"All you will have is a baby with a father who has zero involvement with the child and a few hundred dollars of child support a month," he allegedly ended.
In his new filing, Tristan denies ever sending the message and questions Maralee's motives. His lawyers accuse Tristan's alleged baby mama of leaking information about their paternity battle to the press.
The motion claims she leaked " purported Snapchat messages from Tristan to her, "which are fabricated and which were never sent by" Tristan.
Tristan accuses Maralee's’ intention of being to "achieve some sort of notoriety and gain for herself in this law suit."
Exhibiting this intent is Maralee Nichols’ initial pleading in this lawsuit and numerous alleged snapchat messages produced by Maralee between her and Tristan, which attempt to smear Tristan, but which are wholly and clearly fabricated," the document reads.
As we first reported, Tristan doesn't deny hooking up with Maralee. He claims they slept together a couple of times during his 30th birthday festivities. However, Maralee claims they spoke before the birthday party and kept in touch months after the event.
The NBA star is demanding a DNA test be done to determine if he is the father. Maralee moved to Los Angeles before giving birth last week. She filed a child support suit in California but days later Tristan sued her in Texas. He claims she is trying to score a higher child support order in California. She claims his suit in Texas is nonsense because she doesn't live there anymore.
The court has yet to determine paternity or child support.