Woman Brings in 3 Ex-Lovers for Paternity Test – Part 2 (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

Woman Brings in 3 Ex-Lovers for Paternity Test – Part 2 (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

August 15, 2019 17 By Bertrand Dibbert


You still believe Mr. Jackson
is your biological father? Yes, Your Honor. But, Ms. Jones,
you’ve been saying that Mr. Downing
is her biological father, not Mr. Jackson. I believe Mr. Downing is. I mean, it’s a possibility
Mr. Jackson can be, but I… In my heart… So the bottom line is you trust the result
that was received, and, Britney,
you say you don’t? Yes, Your Honor. Okay. Well, this court has retested
Mr. Jackson, and we actually have
the results from Mr. Jackson. And I’d like to get them now. These results were prepared
by DNA Diagnostics and
they read as follows. In the case of
Downing v. Jones…
When it comes to 29-year-old
Britney Starks… It has been determined
by this court, Mr. Jackson… is not he father. He is not your
biological father, Britney. I’m sorry. BRITNEY: It’s okay. Mr. Downing, after
I’ve read those results, how do you feel now? I feel that… Some closure.
I feel closure. But if I’m the father,
I mean, like I said, I’m willing and ready
to step up and… Be more active
in her life. JUDGE LAKE: Well,
I wish it was that simple. But the court
has actually identified yet another possible father. Wow. He’s is gonna join us today
from his hometown. Mr. Akin.Good morning, Your Honor.JUDGE LAKE:
Good morning. Thank you very
much for joining us today. Mr. Akin. AKIN:Yes, ma’am.Do you believe you are
Britney’s biological father?Yes, ma’am, I do believe I am
Britney’s biological father.
JUDGE LAKE: You do?
Tell the court why?I got tears right now
because of what happened
with Joe, and…
I feel sorry for Britney
but I love you, Britney.
But anyway, she came down
and visit my mom,
she met my other kids
and she resembled everything.
I mean, she is…
She is me.
Tell me the nature
of the relationship you had with Ms. Jones,
Britney’s mom. What was the nature
of your relationship?It was a high school thing.
You know, back then, it was…
It was, you know…It’s one of those things
where you just meet somebody
and you like them
and, you know, experimental
as we was younger.
You know, it was one of those
things that happened and…
And I guess
this is the results.
At what point
did you find out that you potentially
could be Britney’s biological father?Three years ago.JUDGE LAKE: Three years ago?She met my mom,
she came to the house
for Christmas dinner
and everything
and she met my whole,
mother side of my family.
And they accepted her
like it was original.
Like it was just go together,
no problem.
JUDGE LAKE: Britney… BRITNEY: Yes, Your Honor. Just three years ago
you meet Mr. Akin? Yes, Your Honor. And he says he is overjoyed
when he meets you. Yes, Your Honor. And you went to his family’s
Christmas dinner? BRITNEY: Yes, You Honor. How did you feel
in that moment? When I first found out
about Mr. Akin, I was hurt.
I was devastated. Because of the fact
that I have alreadyestablished a relationship
with Mr. Jackson.
We’ve been talking
on the phone, off and on,
on quite a bit of time.But I did go down there
to meet his family. But then I always felt like
he’s not my dad. JUDGE LAKE: Really? Yes, Your Honor. So, Mr. Akin, you feel like
you are her biological father, and, Britney,
you feel like he is not? Yes, Your Honor. JUDGE LAKE:
So, Mr. Downing, when did
you first hear about Mr. Akin? Last week. (AUDIENCE GROANS) In a phone conversation
with Ms. Jones. We were talking. She told me that, “Well, there
may be a third person that, “you know,
could possibly be her father”, and I’m like,
“Wow. A third guy?” And I’m highly upset
about the whole situation because, like, she said,
“It didn’t have to go
this far.” You know,
she could have been honest in the beginning
and say, “Hey, look, I don’t know
who the dad is. “Let’s all get together “and let’s figure this thing
out for Britney’s sake.” I come from a
close-knit family and if that’s my daughter, she would have been loved
and taken in by my family. So for her to
go around and say certain things that… To my family saying that
Britney’s my daughter… I never agree with that.
I didn’t. Because if I felt that way…
I have two other daughters. You know,
I have a 6-year-old daughter I have a 23-year-old daughter. They both look just like me. And I’m not saying
it’s not a possibility that Britney
could be my daughter, but because of the
circumstances surroundinghow Britney
was conceived with…
Now we know a third guy.
I mean, come on.
Who wouldn’t have doubts?JONES: You didn’t know
it then it was a third guy. So you have doubts when you
thought it was just you. DOWNING: I did. I did. You didn’t know I did. DOWNING: I had doubts… I had doubts…
I had doubts because… Pregnant at the same time. So what you talking about? I had doubts because you and I
were not sexually active the way
you tried to describe… JONES: Yes, we were. No, we were not. JONES: Yes, we was. JONES: Yes, we was. No, we were not. JUDGE LAKE:
But, Ms. Jones,
the truth is, I mean, and that’s
at the end of the day, what we’re here to get
down to the bottom of. The truth is… his doubts have
been substantiated. There were two more potential
biological fathers in addition to him. JUDGE LAKE:
Did you tell Mr. Akin that he was a possible
biological father? JONES: He was… He sent me a friend request
on Facebook. So when he started
going through my pictures and he saw Britney, he just was like, he felt like
Britney was really his child, you know, some… I had a child and he didn’t
know nothing about it. JUDGE LAKE: Well, the truth is
this is a consequence of decade-long paternity
secrets and issues. Is because when
he challenged you and said, “I think this could
be my daughter”, you honestly, you’re saying,“Well, I can’t say
for certain”
30 years ago,whether he is or isn’t. So, Mr. Akin… AKIN:Yes, Ma’am.When you saw
Britney’s pictures on Ms. Jones’
social media page, you told her, “I think
that could be my daughter”?I knew that was my daughter.I ain’t had a thing.
You know what I’m saying?
Because it’s her
and my other daughters,
and they’re all
from different moms.
All have the same features
and look just like each other.
JUDGE LAKE:
And, Britney, I can see
you have tears in your eyes. What are you feeling
in this moment? I know this and we’re just
trying to get down to the bottom of this
for you, sweetheart. I know this is a lot. How are you feeling? As far as Mr. Akin,
me and Mr. Akin, we did establish
a relationship. But at times,
when Mr. Akin has things going on
in his life, he walks in and out.
And I don’t want in and out. Either you are gonna be there,
or you are not gonna be there at the end of the day. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS) You know… I have two children of my own. I have a son
and I have a daughter. And as a mother,
if this happened to my…
You know, my son, even though he say, you know,
Mr. Downing says that, “I did not know.” As a mother, if I feel
like there’s a possibility that this could
be my grandchild, I’m gonna step up
to the plate. I’m gonna do
something about it. So I feel like somebody
could have said, “Okay, let’s take this child
down here “and get a test done for,
you know, this child “and see who her father is.” Something should’ve
been done about it
a long time ago, then we would not
have to be here today. I agree with you 100%. I absolutely agree with her. You know, we’ve talked
about this throughout
the years, and… Regardless of
what she said recently, we have a very
cordial relationship. We talk and when we speak,
it’s no disrespect, none of the things that’s been
insinuated here today, but… We have a very,
very decent relationship. I think,
I thought anyway. But that doesn’t
negate the fact and
that’s why I wanted… I mean, everybody’s talking and we’re trying to
get to the story, Britney, but that’s why I wanted you
to get… Have a moment. Because I can see there’s
so much behind your eyes as you’re just listening
to all of this. And at 29-years-old, to have to stand
in this courtroom
and still not know… which man is your
biological father. To have to listen
to these stories, the man you believed
to be your biological father, we’ve now determined
is not your biological father. I think it’s important that
we give your story a voice and you understand
because you represent so many people
standing in this courtroom and have this same issue. You are not alone. And now, you need to be heard
is the bottom line. Because I do think somebody should have done something. And, I mean, the man
you wanted to be
your biological father is not your biological father. Mr. Akin is certain he is your biological father, but your mother says
he is not. Your mother says Mr. Downing
is your biological father. Mr. Downing says
he thinks he is not. Yes, Your Honor. I think we’re ready
for the results. Jerome. (APPLAUSE) These results were prepared
by DNA Diagnostics and
they read as follows. In the case of
Downing v. Jones…
When it comes to 29-year-old
Britney Starks… It has been determined
by this court, Mr. Akin… You… …are not the father. Oh… (AUDIENCE EXCLAIMS) Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! JUDGE LAKE:
I’m sorry, Mr. Akin. I could see
how certain you were. You really thought she was
your biological child. I did. Britney, how are you feeling
in this moment? I’m so sorry, honey. I’m just…
I feel relieved. I’m a strong woman.
I’m very strong. And, um… I’m okay.
I’m okay with it. Mr. Downing said
I just came here
for closure. And just to give that to other
female that’s in the same
situation that I’m in and let them know that
they can’t get through this,
because I have. I’ve came a long way
without knowing who
my father was at the time. So, I just came here
for the closure. JUDGE LAKE:
That’s why we’re here. Because this is
something that’s been
going on for three years and because you
had the courage
to come here today, you can continue on knowing
that he is not. I have the results
for Mr. Downing. Prior to coming here,
Ms. Starks and I
had already spoken I had accepted the fact
that she was my daughter that we’re going to
move forward. She had asked me to
come to New York
to visit me. We had talked about
coming to my family reunion. It was at her request
that I came here today. JUDGE LAKE:
But this is important. DOWNING: Yes. Because even if
she would have come
to the family reunion. She would have
been doubt. Yes. JUDGE LAKE: The way
you have testified today there would have
still been doubt. Yes. And this is what
we’re trying to do for this beautiful young woman. Is what we try to do
for every person
that stands in this courtroom. Is to allow them to… To have the opportunity
to rise above doubt. DOWNING: Absolutely. No one wants to live
with doubt above their head. And so even with all of that, the family reunion,
and everything that would
have been going on there still would
have been some doubt. So we have the answer now… that will take
that doubt away. In the case of
Downing v. Jones…
When it comes to 29-year-old
Britney Starks… It has been determined
by this Court, Mr. Downing, you… …are not the father. Oh, my God. (AUDIENCE EXCLAIMS) Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! JUDGE LAKE: You are
not the biological father,
I’m sorry. DOWNING: Whoa! JUDGE LAKE:
I’m so sorry, Britney. I really am. Who else? JONES: I don’t know. Who’s number four? JUDGE LAKE:
Ms. Jones, we do have to
respectfully ask you because so many people
have come and really
walk through this moment, trying to get to a place
of closure for this
beautiful young woman. Mm-hmm. Do you recall,
do you have any other idea who Britney’s biological
father could be? I really thought it was clear. …get somebody to take
a DNA test… JUDGE LAKE:
Not in this courtroom! These results are the results. He is not
the biological father. JONES: There’s something
you could have did. JUDGE LAKE: Listen… Don’t blame her. JUDGE LAKE: Listen… Don’t blame her.
That’s not right. (AUDIENCE APPLAUSE) At the end of the day,
the past is the past. But it is still
a part of Britney’s present because the question
still exist. Mmm. JUDGE LAKE: She’s managed.
She’s been strong. But the grandparent
child relationship is a valuable
relationship as well. And she has
two beautiful children who would love to
experience that. I mean, they have
you, Ms. Jones, but they also have
a grandfather… Somewhere. And look, I was the last child
born to my grandfather. There’s a picture
that I cherish. I’m on my grandfather’s lap. Earliest months
and I’m on his lap,
I never knew him because he passed away
shortly after I’m born. So what I’m saying
to you is… And I know what you feel
in this moment, maybe shame and disappointment
in yourself. But don’t allow that
to block you. You gotta help her. You gonna have to dig deep and you gonna
have to think about
asking questions, figure out who it may be. We have counseling and
resources for all of you to help you figure out
how to move forward and I wish you
all the very best of luck. Court is adjourned. Britney, can I see you
for a second? (APPLAUSE)