Early in his NBA career, JJ Redick was involved in a nasty legal situation with Orlando model Vanessa Lopez. Several years later, we’re finally learning what the matter was all about — the two actually had an abortion contract.
Media Takeout obtained legal documents from 2007 showing that Redick, who was entering his second NBA season when he signed the contract, had an abortion agreement with Lopez, who is a well known NBA groupie.
Redick, who is listed as Jonathan C. Redick in the documents (his real name is Jonathan Clay Redick), demanded to see medical proof that Lopez terminated her pregnancy. According to terms of the agreement, Redick agreed to attempt to have a relationship with Lopez for at least a year so long as she showed proof of the abortion. Redick agreed to pay Lopez $25,000 if their relationship did not work out after a year.
Here is what a portion of the agreement looked like via Media Takeout:
There was a confidentiality clause in the contract, and the two managed to keep word of their arrangement quiet for nearly six years. So much for that now, huh?
Things actually got pretty ugly between Lopez and Redick. In September 2007, which is when the agreement was signed by Redick, Lopez complained that she was receiving nasty text messages from Redick’s brother over a “legal matter.”
[UPDATE: Redick calls the story a lie]
If we had to make a guess, Redick probably wound up writing that $25,000 check. He married Chelsea Kilgore in 2010, who was described as his “longtime” girlfriend. The two now enjoy Justin Bieber concerts together. Here’s a picture of Redick with his current wife:
— Chelsea Redick (@ChelseaRedick) July 10, 2013
Lopez is a woman NBA players should know to avoid by now. She is the same woman who sued Shaq in 2010, alleging that the former center harassed and threatened her after she ended their sexual affair. She was also linked to Delonte West prior to Redick. Kenyon Martin also alleged that Lopez ran up his credit card bills.
What a nightmare.