‣ Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has been caught in a controversy involving leaked text messages in which he urged Instagram and OnlyFans model Paige Jordae to get an abortion.
‣ The leaked conversation allegedly includes a photo of a positive pregnancy test, Edwards’ response, and an image of a $100,000 wire transfer, with Edwards offering to send money to help.
‣ Edwards has issued a statement on his social media account, expressing regret over his comments and stating that he believes women should be empowered to make their own decisions about their bodies.
Anthony Edwards, the star player of Minnesota Timberwolves, is in hot water. He’s been caught sending controversial text messages to Instagram and OnlyFans model Paige Jordae. He was urging her to terminate a pregnancy.
The 2023 All-Star guard found himself tagged in a post. This post contained their conversation via leaked text messages. It allegedly showed a photo of a positive pregnancy test and Edwards’ response: “Get a abortion lol.”
The post also had an image of a $100,000 wire transfer. Accompanying text messages read, “I will send you money to help you out” and “you got da money whats the hol up.”
Jordae had previously told Edwards about an abortion she had “around 2 years ago.” She regrets it to this day. Edwards’ response was, “Yea but I don’t a kid. I will send you money to help you out. … I don’t want kids.”
Jordae didn’t want to “force” Edwards to “be a dad to a baby” he didn’t want. But she also mentioned that she isn’t a fan of abortions. “If u really don’t wanna do this then fine… I won’t,” she said.
Edwards then told her to “just take the pills.” He wrote, “You got da money wats the hol up. Cause now you finna make a problem.” He asked Jordae to send a video of her taking an abortion pill.
“Send da video,” he posted twice. She agreed to send the video, but Edwards ignored her. “My attorney gone handle it,” he wrote.
But did Anthony Edwards really send Instagram model Paige Jordae $100,000 for an abortion? Her last screenshot showed an alleged $100,000 wire transfer to her account. The exchange between the two took place in November and December.
On Monday, 22-year-old Edwards issued a statement on his X social media account. He addressed the leaked text message thread shared between him and Jordae. “I made comments in the heat of a moment that are not me, and that are not aligned with what I believe and who I want to be as a man,” Edwards wrote.
“All women should be supported and empowered to make their own decisions about their bodies and what is best for them. I am handling my personal matters privately and will not be commenting on them any further at this time.”
Jordae has a significant following. She boasts 1.4 million followers on Instagram, and she has two accounts on OnlyFans. One is labeled as VIP by herself, with about 80,700 subscribers, and another lower-cost account for fans with almost 30,000 subs.
Edwards is expecting a child with his girlfriend Jeanine Robel, who is also an Instagram model. Edwards first confirmed his relationship with Robel after a Timberwolves game against the Houston Rockets in January.
In July, Edwards signed a five-year, $260 million max contract extension with Minnesota. NBA betting sites show the Timberwolves with eighth-best odds to win this season’s championship. Oddsmakers are giving better odds to the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers.