"We did not have a serious ongoing relationship,” he stated. “We saw each other sporadically between December 2020 and March 13, 2021. [Nichols] told me that she had been involved with other athletes and understood the limitations of our relationship; to wit, that we might see each other on a sporadic basis for consensual sex only."
The basketball player continued, "We did not have any dates in the traditional sense at any time; there were no dining at restaurants, going to movies, traveling or any other indicia of a normalized relationship.”
Tristan says some messages between them made public in the court docs were “fabricated,” insisting, “There was only Snapchats of 'where' and 'what time' we would hook up and what hotels would be used."
He claims the only date of possible conception for the baby was his birthday, March 13, 2021. While she claims the child was conceived in April.
Tristan also insists they never had sex in California, where she is suing for paternity.
Back in March, Tristan was still dating Khloé Kardashian, but the pair split in June. A source tells People, "Tristan and Khloé have been broken up for a while, and things are okay between them,” adding they are now focused on co-parenting their 3-year-old daughter True.
Thompson also has 4-year-old son Prince with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.