A so-called romeo admits fathering 22 children by 14 different women making him one of Nashville’s most expensive dad’s who doesn’t pay child support.
The mothers took Shaw to court seeking thousands of dollars. His children range from infant twins to an 18-year-old.
“I wanted 50 kids.”
“You’re almost halfway there.”
“Hey, I don’t want no more.”
Apparently 22 is now enough from Orlando Shaw.
“Don’t want no more kids. I’m going to be fixed.”
That’s his choice and no one at the Davidson County Juvenile court is going to object. Cases involving Shaw’s children can fill an entire docket.
“Brittain vs Shaw”
“Corley vs Shaw”
“Jenkins vs Shaw”
“Hardy vs. Shaw”
And this list goes on and on of the mothers — represented by child support services — seeking support for the children.
“I have never doubted Mr. Shaw’s love for his children.”
But Shaw is tens of thousands of dollars behind in support payments.
“What we are looking for is parents to be financially responsible for their children.”
Magistrate scott rosenberg knows that would be good for both the children and the taxpayers.
When Shaw doesn’t pay, the state has to help support his kids: consider $142 per child in temporary assistance, and another $200 or so in food stamps.
Multiply that total by 22 kids and the state pays more than $7,000 each month.
So how on earth does a man in his early thirties explain fathering nearly two dozen children by more than 13 women.
“I love my kids and I can care less what anyone things about it.”
“Are you able to pay child support?”
“I can’t pay no child support right now.”
“How do you father that many children with that many women. How do you be in more than one place at once.”
“It’s called cellphones. Have it worked out.”
“What about contraception? Was that just not an option for you?”
“I was young and ambitious.”
“The ladies love me. They don’t like me. They love me.”
“You like having that many kids out there you fathered?”
“Yeah, the Shaw legacy lives on. My family stays strong. I’ll be sure we’ll be here for years and years to come.”
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