A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a 28-year-old woman who claimed Pistons forward-center Clifford Robinson gave her a sexually transmitted disease during a three-month relationship.
Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Colleen O'Brien declared the nearly year-long case a mistrial because lawyers for the plaintiff, Jamie Reeves, dropped her as a client. The judge also told Reeves she will have to pay $180,000 to Robinson for court fees and find a new lawyer if she wants to pursue the allegations, Robinson's attorney and agent, Bradley Marshall, said Monday in Pontiac.
A Sept. 15 court date was set to determine if she will pursue the case.
Robinson's lawyers said that although Reeves said she was a sales consultant for her own company, she was identified by witnesses as a topless dancer in Inkster and Detroit, said one of Robinson's attorneys, Bruce J. Lazar of Farmington Hills. Reeves also would not declare a city of residence, he said.
Reeves' former lawyers, from the Elbert Hatchett law firm in Pontiac, could not be reached for comment.
Reeves sought $20 million from Robinson after their relationship ended in January 2002, saying Robinson gave her herpes.