Alleged legal documents uncovered by the website MediaTakeOut reveal what appears to be an “abortion contract” between NBA player J.J. Redick and his then-pregnant girlfriend Vanessa Lopez.
The documents, which were reportedly drafted in 2007, show Redick and model Vanessa Lopez had a legal agreement over how her abortion should be handled and how their relationship should play out afterwards.
Deadspin points to the following passage as the most relevant part of the full legal document:
As the above passage shows, Lopez agreed to have an abortion provided Redick, who today refers to himself as a “Christian," “husband,” and “foodie” on his Twitter account, would agree to stay in a "relationship" with her for at least one year.
But wait! That’s not all:
“The contract goes on to make further stipulations, including a confidentiality agreement and a warning that any contact between the two after the ‘relationship’ has reached its conclusion would be considered stalking,” writes Deadspin’s Tom Ley.
There was also a $25,000 "break-up fee" included in the contract in the event Redick left Lopez after her abortion, Twitchy notes.
At the time of the document’s drafting, Reddick was a 22-year-old NBA rookie. Lopez has since gone on to date -- and have problems -- with other NBA stars.
“We can now add this document into the annals of sad and scummy things that happen when basketball players hook up with models,” Ley quips.
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