Khloé Kardashian seemed to have escalated the ongoing conflict between her family and a woman claiming that Tristan Thompson fathered her child.
The 36-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star allegedly direct messaged the woman, Kimberly Alexander, in a screenshot of her inbox posted to Instagram on Monday.
Thompson, 30, has filed a libel suit requesting a $100,000 judgment against Alexander for her ongoing claims that he fathered her young son.
Escalation: Khloé Kardashian, 36, allegedly sent a direct message to the woman claiming that she fathered a son with her partner Tristan Thomspon, 30, based on a screenshot shared Monday; seen with Thompson and their daughter True Thompson in April
Alexander started off the latest round of controversy after she posted what was allegedly a screenshot of her message inbox on Instagram.
At the top was what appeared to be a message sent from Kardashian that was bolded and had a blue dot next to it, indicating that it had not yet been read.
The message featured the reality star’s current Instagram profile picture and had seemingly been sent just minute before, with Alexander’s screenshot indicating it was snapped at 9:19.
The start of Khloé’s alleged message read, ‘Listen at this point I really wa…’ before the preview was cut off.
DailyMail.com has requested comment from Kardashian’s representatives.
In touch? Kimberly Alexander posted what appeared to be a screenshot of a message from Kardashian in her inbox. ‘Listen at this point I really wa…’ she allegedly wrote before the preview was cut off
Denial: Alexander claims that Thompson is the father of her young son, though he has denied it and took a paternity test that came back negative following her paternity suit
Alexander seemed to gloat in her caption to the screenshot, which she briefly deleted hours after posting it before sharing it again, seemingly unchanged.
‘Sister wife now that ur exposed??’ she wrote, along with a hand-on-face emoji and laughing and crying smiley faces. ‘@khloekardashian I’m not the one so let’s be nice.’
The alleged DM doesn’t necessarily validate Alexander’s claims and may only indicate that her continued attacks had gotten under Kardashian’s skin.
Earlier this month, Thompson launched a $100,000 libel suit against Alexander for continuing to claim that he fathered her young son.
More than a year ago Alexander went public with accusations that Thompson is the father of her five-year-old child, and she filed a paternity suit last year.
Ongoing: Thompson has launched a $100,000 libel suit against Alexander after she continued to claim he was her son’s father and said the paternity test had been tampered with; still from KUWTK
A paternity test taken by Thompson came back negative in January, but Alexander has since claimed that the lab administering the test had falsified the results due to a connection with Kardashian–Jenner family.
Thompson fired back at her description in his legal filings, claiming that the lab was among the most reputable in the country, and therefore its conclusions were not suspect.
Kardashian and Thompson first sent a cease and desist letter to Alexander before he continued the legal battle with his lawsuit.
In his filing, Thompson described Alexander as a ‘wannabe social media influencer and pornographic model/performer who is so desperate to achieve her fifteen minutes of fame that she recently fabricated a false claim that NBA star/Cleveland Cavaliers center/power forward Thompson is the father of her nearly five-year-old son.’
‘Alexander has persisted in publicly proclaiming that Thompson is her child’s father and she has maliciously accused Thompson of being a deadbeat dad, “neglecting” and failing to take financial responsibility for the child since birth,’ reads the suit, which was overseen by attorney Marty Singer.
The attorney also featured a bit of bygone pop culture by quoting the Michael Jackson song Billie Jean, about a man insisting he’s not the father of a woman’s child.
‘To quote Michael Jackson,’ it read, ‘the kid is not [his] son.’
Earlier this month, sources close to Thompson claimed to TMZ that the basketball player admitted to Kardashian that he had had a ‘one-night stand’ with the woman during his rookie season in 2011–2012.
He denied being the child’s father to her, as the four to five-year-old would have been too young. The allegedly hookup was also well before Kardashian and Thompson began their relationship in 2016.
Thompson is father to Khloe’s daughter True, three, as well as his son Prince, four, whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.
Responsibilities: He also has son Prince, four, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig