Man Says He’s The Father, Woman Says It’s The Man She Cheated With (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

Man Says He’s The Father, Woman Says It’s The Man She Cheated With (Full Episode) | Paternity Court


Please be seated. Hello, Your Honor. Hello. This is the case of
Clark v. Bolden.
Thank you, Jerome.
Good day everyone. AUDIENCE: Good day. Mr. Clark, you’re here to
prove Ms. Bolden that you’re
the biological father of her three-year-old
daughter, Lakierny Clark.And once the DNA results
prove you’re right,
you wanna be able to spend
more time with your daughter. Yes, Your Honor. JUDGE LAKE: Ms. Bolden, you
say that you’ve always told Mr. Clark he was not
your daughter’s father and hope that once these
results are revealed the real biological
father, Mr. Moore,who’ll enter the court in
a moment, will step up.
BOLDEN:Yes, Your Honor.JUDGE LAKE: Mr. Clark,
why are these results
so important to you? Because it’s a little
child’s life at stake and my life is at stake too. And, uh, she is everything
to me. She is my princessand I really care about her.JUDGE LAKE: And so you are
convinced that you are in
fact the father. But you say, Ms. Bolden,
that’s not the case. BOLDEN: No, ma’am. So, explain. One day we was… We had an argument
about bills, as usual. About his half on the bills. Um, he stormed out the door,
so I stormed out the door too. I called Mr. Moore and
we had got a hotel room. And then I had sex with
Mr. Moore and, um… That’s the night
I think I conceived. And so, you were
dating Mr. Clark? BOLDEN: Right. JUDGE LAKE: Got into an
argument, you stormed out. Then you cheated
with Mr. Moore? BOLDEN: Yes. JUDGE LAKE:Okay.Mr. Clark, while all
of this was going on, you believed you were
the father all along? CLARK: Yes, Your Honor. Were you ever given
any indication that
you were not? No, Your Honor. So… When you found out
she was pregnant, you immediately said,
“This is my child.” Yes, Your Honor,
I had no doubts. You went to doctor’s
appointments? No, Your Honor. JUDGE LAKE: You didn’t. Were you at the hospital
when the baby was born? After. After, Your Honor. After. Did you sign
the birth certificate? Yes, Your Honor. You did? Yes, Your Honor. Okay, let me see that,
Jerome, please. And so, Ms. Bolden,
all this is going on and he is signing the
birth certificate and he thinks this is his
child and you know,in your mind, you
say that it’s not.
BOLDEN:Yes.So, during your pregnancy,
during the child’s birth, did you ever say anything,
give a hint? Yes, ma’am. We had got
into it one day, um, about the bills, as usual. My seven months pregnant. I went to the doctor and got
a ultrasound for my baby, and when I came home
I showed him the ultrasound. And I showed it to him
and then I told him he
might not be the father. JUDGE LAKE: Do you remember
that conversation, Mr. Clark? Yes, Your Honor. JUDGE LAKE: So, she did say
you may not be the father? This was after we separated. JUDGE LAKE: But this was
before Lakierny was born?
Right? This was after she was
born that I found… That she started saying
that Lakierny wasn’t mine. She just said it’s when
she had an ultrasound. CLARK: No. This was after she gave
birth to Lakierny. So, you had no clue
until afterwards? Right. Ms. Bolden, you’re saying
that you told him
specifically before? Yes, I did. So, at what point did you
tell the other man that he
was a possibility? Um, he already had knew.
He never had, um, doubts
of my baby. He always said he just wanted
the DNA test with her to prove that
he is the father. So, Mr. Clark, did you know
there was another man that she was talking about
a DNA test with? Yes, Your Honor. You did? Yes, Your Honor. So, at what point did
you find this out? During the relationship, I knew she cheated on me
and did all of this but, like I said, I had no doubt
that she was my daughter.I always felt like that. No
doubt in my mind, whatsoever.
JUDGE LAKE:So,
when she was born,
you started a
relationship with her, you became her father? I had a bond, Your Honor. And you had a bond. Right. You still have a bond? Yes, Your Honor. So Ms. Bolden, while you’re
seeing this bond develop and you know in your mind that
there’s another possibility,are you reminding Mr. Clark?BOLDEN:No, ma’am, I’m not.JUDGE LAKE: Oh. So, now you’re
just letting him go and believe that
Lakierny is his child? Yes. Why is that? Because I really didn’t
want to hurt his feelings
anymore about… My baby might not be his. JUDGE LAKE: And so at
what point did you decide to say, “I gotta tell him,
I just… I have to tell him?” My baby was like
one-years-old… And what did you say? I told him there’s a
possibility that my
baby might not be his. JUDGE LAKE: So what
made you say that? Just looking at my baby.
She don’t look like him. Like, she has no
similarities to him, period. JUDGE LAKE:So, you felt like
as she grew and developed,
you just didn’t
see a similarity?
BOLDEN:No, ma’am, I didn’t.So now, Mr. Clark,
do you remember that day? Yes, Your Honor.
This was after we broke up. Lakierny was born though? Right, she was born. But, Ms. Bolden,
now let me be clear, you said you told
him before… Yes, I did. After the ultrasound and then
you brought it up again when Lakierny was one, right? Yes, ma’am. So, now we are at the instance
when she is one-years-old? Uh-huh. Okay, so what did she say,
Mr. Clark, exactly? I mean, we was… We stayed arguing all
the time, you know, uh… She made statements, I guess just to hurt me,
that she wasn’t mine. But yet and still, I had
no doubt in my mind that that little
girl is mines. I always felt like
she was my daughter. And I feel like that still. Whenever me and Lakierny
meet it’s magical. You know what I’m saying?
She is very happy when she
sees me. It’s like that
because she don’t… That you’re the only
person she knows. So, now that you’ve told
the other man, Mr. Moore, has be developed any type of
relationship with Lakierny? He wants to be involved, he
just say he needs a DNA test to prove that he
is the father. He barely comes around
because he don’t know
where I stay and he don’t know my number. Only time he can contact
me is on Facebook. So, if he’s your
daughter’s father,
why is it… If there’s a possibility
he is… Why is it he doesn’t have
any way to contact you? Because I’m always changing
my number like… I change my number like
three times in a month. (AUDIENCE EXCLAIMING) JUDGE LAKE: You do? Yes. Why? (AUDIENCE LAUGHING) Because certain people have
my number and I don’t want
them having my number so I just change my number. But if this man could be
your child’s father, how can they keep up
with their child? (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS) Well, actually they
know where my… Actually, they know
where my brother stay. They know where
my grandma lives at. I be over there, checking
on her sometimes, but… I just don’t want them
having my number. So, Ms. Bolden, does
Mr. Clark have your number? Does he get to see Lakierny? Only time he gets to sees
her is when she’s at my
sister house. No, he don’t have my
number and no he don’t
know where I stay. His attitude towards
me is so terrible so, I try not to deal with him
on any type of level. JUDGE LAKE: So you all have
been having a lot of trouble
getting along? Right. JUDGE LAKE: So, Mr. Clark,
as I look at your face, it seems like you’re
really hurt about this. I am, Your Honor.
I feel devastated. It’s, it’s, it’s
unexplainable right now. I mean, I don’t know what
I’ll do if I find out
Lakierny wasn’t mine. I don’t know what I’ll do. JUDGE LAKE:So you’re here
today and you’re truly hoping
that this little
girl is yours?
Yes, Your Honor. So, now, this other father,
does he wanna be a father too?Does he wanna be involved?BOLDEN:Yes, Your Honor.JUDGE LAKE: Are you in a
relationship with him at all? No, ma’am, I’m not. Jerome, I wanna meet this
other possible father. Can you please escort… JEROME: Sure. Mr. Moore in? Mr. Moore, thank you
for being here. We’re here discussing the
paternity as it relates
to Lakierny. Do you believe, you’re this
child’s biological father? Yes, Your Honor. You do? Yes. Why do you believe that? I believe that ’cause she
looks like me and my son,
Your Honor. So, you see a
strong resemblance? Yes. Thinks she looks like you? Yes. So, now do you want
to be her father? You want to be there for her? Yes. You do? MOORE: Yes. How involved have you
been in her life? Not that much. So, if you want her
to be your child, and you think
she’s your child, why are you not
involved in her life? ‘Cause she don’t
bring her around. It’s hard to keep up with her. Well, we’ve heard testimony
that would validate that
for certain. She says she changes
her number. (ALL CHUCKLE) So, Ms. Bolden, let me
hear from your witness. Please stand up, ma’am. State your name. Wanda Moore. Who are you related to
in this situation? Billy Moore.
That’s my brother. This is your brother? Yes, ma’am. But you standing with
Ms. Bolden? Yes, ma’am. So, what do you know
about this situation? What I know is,
that’s my niece. You do? Yes, ma’am. I know it from
day one that that little
girl was my niece. I made sure she get
things for her birthday. I done spend time with her. My kids know her.
She know my son. JUDGE LAKE: And why
are you so certain? ‘Cause she look just like us. Nose, mouth, everything.
She even act like us. JUDGE LAKE:Ms. Bolden,
you’re allowing Ms. Moore
to do these things
for Lakierny right?
BOLDEN:Right.JUDGE LAKE:
You have her number?
No, ma’am. (CHUCKLES) (AUDIENCE LAUGHS) On Facebook. We contact
each other on Facebook. I don’t understand
this, Jerome. But, I mean… I get through her on Facebook. Okay. WANDA: Yeah. And so you allow her to
be a part of Lakierny’s
life in this way? Yes, ma’am, because
we gets along. Mr. Clark, when you hear
about how she’s allowing the Moore family to
really take Lakierny in and accept her as their own, what does that make
you feel like? It upsets me.
Like this past Christmas… You know, uh… I don’t, I don’t work,
you know what I’m saying
but… I’m self-employed,
I cut hair. I do tattoos from
time to time. I took my hard-working money
and bought Lakierny two gifts. You know, and I dropped
them out to her house. She wasn’t there this
Christmas, I didn’t
get to see her. I got worried that she
had to open up her gifts
on the porch because they were from me. And I feel like
that was wrong. Why would you do
that, Ms. Bolden? Yes, I left the gifts
on the porch, um… Only reason why I got the
gifts off the porch is
because my baby seen them. Just like on Facebook,
I’ve seen Mr. Moore, holding the picture
of Lakierny, it upsetted up me.
That’s not your child.But she is the one who
posted the picture, though.
And she knew I was gonna see
it, so she did that in spite. Just to hurt me, to get at me. I didn’t know if he
was gonna see it ’cause you’re blocked
on Facebook in my profile. At that time, I wasn’t. JUDGE LAKE: So you
saw this picture, on Facebook, of Mr. Moore, and the little girl you
say is your daughter.But it’s referring to
Mr. Moore as daddy.
CLARK:Right.
I just can’t do nothing but…
Go through with it untilI find out what’s
going on, today. So, you’ve brought a witness
as well. I’d like to hear
from your witness. Please stand, ma’am. State you name. Clauzette Moore. And you’re another Moore? Yes. Ms. Moore, you are? Billy Moore’s sister. You are another one of
Mr. Moore’s sisters? Yes. But you’re standing
with Mr. Clark! Yes, Your Honor. What do you have
to add to this? Well, Your Honor, the reason
why I’m here is because Latoyia and Mr. Clark were
staying together at the time that the baby was made but… She told my brother it
was his baby as well. No, she told me
it wasn’t mine, then turned around and
told me that it was. CLAUZETTE: She told him it
wasn’t his and turned around
and told him it was, that’s what got me with little
doubts that this baby is
Mr. Clark’s baby. So, you believe Lakierny
is Mr. Clark’s child? Yes, Your Honor, little bit. You do? Yes. Because at first you
were saying Ms. Bolden told Mr. Moore it
was not his child. Yes, ma’am, and that’s why
I got doubts, you know.
Mr. Clark was… And Lakierny calls me Daddy. She call me Daddy, too. (AUDIENCE EXCLAIMS) CLAUZETTE: Yes. Ms. Bolden, does she
call both men Daddy? Yes, she do. Is that confusing for her? Yes, it is. JUDGE LAKE: Wow! So, Ms. Bolden, are you
hoping Mr. Clark is not the biological father? Yes, ma’am. Or do you truly believe he’s
not the biological father? I truly believe he’s not. On our behalf, like I said,
they were staying together, had a relationship together, so that’s why I say that, you
know, it’s Mr. Clark’s baby because they was
in a relationship. But, she look just like us
and everything, you know… I just wanna know if
it’s my brother’s baby. And I just wanna know
the truth, too. And I have that truth for
you, Jerome, let’s have
the results. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) These results were prepared
by DNA Diagnostics and they read as follows. In the case of
Clark v. Bolden,
when it comes to
three-year-old Lakierny Clark, and whether Mr. Clark
or Mr. Moore is her biological father, it has been determined
by this court that the biological father is Mister… Clark. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) I knew it. JUDGE LAKE: You do? You very happy? That’s good. Ms. Bolden? BOLDEN: Yes. How do you feel? I mean, I feel the same.
Is no difference. And neither one of
them in her life. Do you want Mr. Clark
to step up and play a
bigger role in her life? To be honest with you,
Your Honor, no. It’s just, we don’t get along. He does have a legal right
to see his child. Wouldn’t it be easier
on Lakierny if you all
could figure out some type of visitation and
a way to work together? Yes. Do you want to work
on that, Mr. Clark? Yes, Your Honor,
for the baby’s sake. Now, Ms. Moore, I see
that you are very sad. You really, really hoped
that that was your niece. (SHAKILY) Yeah. So, you all have come to
love her. She’s your niece. We been there. Will you all still
stay in her life? WANDA: We’re not
gonna leave her life. Yes. Yes, I’m still gonna
be there for her. And so that means if we
do this right, family, she could have an amazing
village around her of people that love her. Ms. Bolden, is it okay
if Mr. Clark sees his
little girl? No, ma’am. It’s not. You just want him to pay? Right. Because, like, if I bring
my baby around, it’s always
arguments and stuff that
I don’t have time for. So, what you’re saying is
you don’t want drama. And I understand as a mother
why you don’t want that
around your little girl. What I also understand is
this little girl has a right to know who her father is. Mmm-hmm. And I would be so
much easier on her if the court didn’t
have to be involved. I’m gonna offer you
an opportunity to let her see him
completely supervised. I will be there,
in my chambers, there will be no drama. Will you allow him to
see her in my chambers? Yes, ma’am. Good. I will meet you there. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) Good luck to all of you. Remember, take advantage of
the resources we have for you. I’ll meet Mr. Clark and
Ms. Bolden in my chambers. Court is adjourned.

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