Man Claims They Were Only Married For One Day (Full Episode) | Paternity Court


You may
be seated. Hello, Your Honor. Hello. This is the case of
McKinney v. Davis.
Thank you,
Jerome. Good day,
everyone. ALL: Good day. Ms. McKinney, you are here
to prove to the defendant, Mr. Davis, that he is your
biological father. You say, after your
mother’s tragic death, and two recent
medical scares of your own, today’s results have become
more important than ever.
Is that correct? Yes, Your Honor. Mr. Davis, you say you are
certain that you are not the plaintiff’s
biological father. You claim you didn’t know
that she even existed until
a few years ago, and claim another man
raised her, and he is her
biological father.
Is that correct? Yes, Your Honor. Ms. McKinney, you say
today’s results mean
more than ever. Please explain. Yes, Your Honor,
since I have got diagnosed in 2015
with ovarian cancer, I felt the need
that I need to find out who my children’s
grandparents are, so if, I passed away, I just want them
to have a family that… Loves them. JUDGE LAKE: I understand. How long have you
believed that this
was your dad? Well, my mother
told me, that her ex-husband was,
Michael Davis, the defendant
is my father. Er, also family members
have told me, that Michael Davis
is my father and also my
birth certificate
reads that Michael Davis
is my father. So… So your name
is on her
birth certificate? DAVIS:Yes, Your Honor.JUDGE LAKE:So, you did
sign her birth certificate?
DAVIS:No, Your Honor.(AUDIENCE EXCLAIMING) How did it
get there? Er, she had to put it on,
her mom had to put it on
’cause I wasn’t, I wasn’t even around
or even with her,
when it happened. I didn’t even, like I said,
I didn’t know I even
had a daughter. MCKINNEY: I object. She never even explained to me. I object. Back then,
they were married. So by law, back then,
if you were married,then that’s your child.JUDGE LAKE:Then you
are the legal father
to a child born
in the marriage.
DAVIS:Well…Pretty much,
that’s what I was told. JUDGE LAKE: Yes. And you are correct.
I did not realize that
they were married at the time. So that shed light
on the situation. So, it was your
understanding
that during the time you were born
they were still married. MCKINNEY:Yes.JUDGE LAKE:And so…They lived together.
My grandparents bought
them a house. Because they were
pregnant with me,
was what I was told. JUDGE LAKE: All right, so, Mr. Davis, you were married
to Ms. McKinney’s mother
how long? One day. Well, I was with her
for one day. JUDGE LAKE:What!DAVIS:Yes.MCKINNEY:Y’all lived
together.
JUDGE LAKE: You were married
for one day? MCKINNEY: But they
lived together. Tell the court what happened.
What are you saying? What I’m saying is the day we got married
I took off, and we got married
and I had to go back
to work. And so, once
I finished my shift and I went
back home, my house
was dark, and when I entered
the house, and… I turned
the lights on,
I… Acknowledged my wife
and two other guys, she’d been in bed
with two other guys. (AUDIENCE EXCLAIMING) Did you just testify that
on your wedding day you came home,
to find your wife, in the bed
with two other men? Yes, Your Honor. MCKINNEY: Can I speak
for my mom? And was that the end of your
marriage at that point? At that point,
I left. And, uh, I left, and I went to hot springs. I realized that
that thing was not
gonna work out. Because, the thing is that,
you know, I didn’t agree
with what she was doing. And so I left. And I didn’t see her
no more after that. So when was the first
time you met Mr. Davis? The first time
you met him. I found him, when I was eighteen. I was dating a young man
and one night he asked me, uh, we were
talking about family, he was like,
“Let me see
you birth certificate,” I let him see mine and he looked at me
and was like, “I know your mama
and your dad.” And I was like, “I don’t know
my father, I never met him.” He was like, “You wanna
meet your dad?” And I was like, “Yes.” And they called Michael
and told him that there’s
a young lady here that’s got a birth certificate
here with your name on it.And he asked them,
“Well, who’s the mother?”
And they said
Antigone. So the next day,
they came down, and we met. JUDGE LAKE: And so how did
that meeting go? Describe what
happened to the court. They embraced me
at first,everybody accepted
me at first,
as me being
his daughter.
And like a couple
of years after that, it just faded. I felt like when
my grandmother died, his mother, in which she also believed
I was his child.After she died
he was like
things changed.
Like all of a sudden,
I’m not like your daughter,
you tell other people
that I’m not your daughter,
but you tell me, you didn’t know at first,
you had doubts,
but then you knew yourself that
I was your child. JUDGE LAKE: And so, did you feel a connection
when you saw Mr. Davis
for the first time? You said you all hugged.
It seemed like they, embraced you. JUDGE LAKE: I know.
Just take your time, honey. At that time,
I looked at his mom
and his daughter and it just felt like
I looked just like them. I’d felt like
I had met my dad! Like everything had… Erased. I felt like I had
met my dad You submitted
the pictures
to the court, Yes, ma’am. Tell the court
who’s in these pictures? JUDGE LAKE:I see you.MCKINNEY:YesJUDGE LAKE:And that’s
Mr. Davis’ other daughter.
And when you saw
that picture you felt like,
I look just like her. Yes. But this is the first
time I felt that way. You also submitted
a picture of you, and this is
Mr. Davis’ mother. Yes. And you feel like
you saw a resemblance
there as well.Me and my
grandmother was close.
You were? Yes. And she
accepted you? Yes. JUDGE LAKE: And so,
when this meeting
happened, Mr. Davis, she said that she felt
at first that everybody
accepted her. And then
it just faded out. Do you remember
this meeting? DAVIS: Yes, Your Honor. I remember
the meeting. And truly,
I accepted Amber. But, a lot of times
you know, as children coming up,
you know, they listen to a lot
of stuff that they don’t get it
from the horse’s mouth. They get it from
somebody else. You know,
and I told her,
you know, get it from the horse’s
mouth, which is me. Don’t get it from
nobody else… I didn’t get it
from nobody,
I got it from… JUDGE LAKE: Okay. Okay.
But don’t talk in code,
tell me what do you believe
she was hearing? And what did you
tell her instead? What were people feeding her?
WHat were they telling her? A lot of people was feeding her,
from what I heard, that I was
her daddy. But a lot of people
didn’t know, what was going on
back then to make me feel that
I wasn’t her daddy. But I accepted her
regardless of that. You know
a lot of people, they get in your business
but they don’t know
your business. JUDGE LAKE: Right.
Did you ever, say to her, “I don’t know “whether I’m your father,
your biological father or not?” Or did you just allow her
to believe it at that meeting? Your Honor, I never,
I never did, explain it to her,
and her reason, I just… They tell me
that another man
had raised her. But I never have
met this guy. JUDGE LAKE: Who raised you? MCKINNEY: You know him. Y’all used to hang together,
Roger Williams is… He raised me. So anther man
raised you? to make me feel
that I wasn’t her daddy. Did he also believe
or were you ever told
that the other man could also be
your biological father? MCKINNEY: No,
I put that in my head. Roger never
told me that. Always, it’s always been
Michael Anthony Davis is your father,
from everybody. Even other men that’s
supposed to be the father, they always
say Michael Anthony Davis is your father. But Mr. Davis, you believe
that this man we’re speaking about,
Mr. Williams, could be Ms. McKinney’s
biological father. Your Honor, I’m not,
I’m not sure about that.
I don’t know. I really don’t know. They didn’t get together
until I was two. There’s only one way
to get a straight answer. He’s here, so I’d like
to talk to Mr. Williams. Jerome, please escort him
in the courtroom. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) JEROME: I’m gonna have you
sit up right next to the judge. JEROME: Watch your step. Mr. Williams, thank you
so much for joining us today. I have a few
questions for you, regarding the paternity
of Amber McKinney. You raised her.
She testified that
you raised her. Yes. What’s the nature
of your relationship
with her? I was, I’ve been there
ever since she was born. I was there
in the delivery room
with her mother. (AUDIENCE EXCLAIMING) JUDGE LAKE: Did you believe
you were her biological father? What did her mom tell you
about her pregnancy? Well, after
we’ve been
together, and maybe
about six months, into the relationship,
she told me she was pregnant, Did her mother
ever tell you, you were her
biological father? No, her grandmother said
something much before. JUDGE LAKE: And what
did she say? That she looked
like me. JUDGE LAKE: She said that
she looked like you. MR. WILLIAMS:Yes.And when her mom
had problems and I left,
you know, before she
was about to… When she was
about eighteen, she lived around the corner
from me, and we didn’t know it, and we reunited
and we’ve been
together ever since. I still treat her
like she’s my baby,
you know. Mr. Davis, you brought
a witness today,
I’d like to hear from her. Ma’am, will you
please stand? State your name
for the court. Shauna Davis. You are Mr. Davis’ wife? Wife. Yes, Your Honor. All right, I thank you
for being here, ma’am. JUDGE LAKE: You are well aware, that she asserts that
your husband is her biological father. Yes, Your Honor. When were you first
made aware of Ms. McKinney? Um, in 2000,
we got a call, from Amber,
and then we set up
the meeting, date and time whatever,
we went and met up,
and we never I never even doubted,
all we went by what she said
was on her birth certificate, that’s all I can do,
you know… She was already here,
what else can I do? And so, from then on,
even until now, she’s ours. Well, you’ve been
in this courtroom today, so you understand,
that your husband
has testified that he does
not believe he is Ms. McKinney’s
biological father. MS. MCKINNEY: Why you say that? Just a couple of days ago
you told me something
different. That’s what
really hurts me. Like… Stop lying to me. Just tell me
the truth. One day you say
“I believe it is,” then, “I don’t know,” then… You ain’t never,
not once told me you felt like
you wasn’t my dad. We never doubted
that she wasn’t
his daughter. DAVIS: Amen. There was no doubt. And you said, “Amen”? Yes, ma’am. Because, why? You say amen
when you agree. Well, But your testimony
is opposite of your wife’s. And at this point,
I know how you
feel, Ms. McKinney. I am here now
bearing witness, to the confusion
and the… I mean, the polar opposite
conversations and statements
that are being said, and that’s
emotionally traumatizing. And that’s why
I run away. That’s why
I leave. JUDGE LAKE: And all
you really wanna know… MCKINNEY: It’s not for me. Can I just say this? JUDGE LAKE: Yes. It’s not
for me. I wanna know for my kids.
What if I’m dead? Where they
gonna go? (CRYING) I have, I have first
stage cancer. What if I found out
it was second stage? Third stage? What are they
supposed to do? I understand that. And you deserve
the answer. JUDGE LAKE: As well
as your children. Yes, ma’am. JUDGE LAKE: I have those
answers for you. Jerome. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) JUDGE LAKE: These results were
prepared by DNA Diagnostics
and they read as follows. In the case of
McKinney v. Davis
When it come to Thirty-two year-old, Amber McKinney, Mr. Williams, you… Are not her father. (SIGHING) JUDGE LAKE: The next result
reads as follows. In the case of
McKinney v. Davis,
it has been determined
by this court, Mr. Davis, you… Are not the father. (SOBBING) DAVIS: Amber… (CONTINUES TO CRY
UNCONTROLLABLY) Hey, we’re here
for you. SHAUNA DAVIS: It’s okay, baby.
We love you. DAVIS: Amber, we love you. I’m sorry, for putting you
through this. No. You have nothing to be sorry about
in this moment.
Nothing. JUDGE LAKE: Nothing. Nothing. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) You were told
something as a child
consistently, and you needed
to know if it was true. I know this is difficult.
And I know this was not
the answer you expected, but at the end of the day,
you at least have the truth. JUDGE LAKE: Take care
of yourself. Take it one day
at a time, and know that
you’ve done nothing wrong. And everything
that has happened thus far, although painful, has lead to the progress
that we’ve made today. And we’re gonna make more.
One day at a time, okay? Amen. I want you all to go
talk to Dr. Jeff. I want you all
to talk about how to move forward, how to stay in contact. I hope you all see
this young woman
needs your help. And I hope you will
continue to be there for her. JUDGE LAKE: Okay? I wish you all the very
best of luck. I’m gonna check on you
all right, Amber? Thanks. JUDGE LAKE: Take care
of yourself. Court is adjourned.

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  1. That was sad.. Her mother should have never put his name or anyone else's name on the birth certificate, being promiscuous and all. I pray she recover from her illness.
    She may want to search for the 2 men Mr. Davis caught in bed with her mother.

  2. Im literally crying right now!! I pray she finds her dad โคโค and I declare permanent healing from that cancer in Jesus name

  3. Her mother left her nothing but questions. This is so sad. I feel so bad for her. Nobody deserves this, to have questions about their paternity..

  4. This episode left me in tears for this woman. I could feel her pain. I hope the truth will help in her healing…you are as sick as your secrets.

  5. Good morning my PC fam! Never has an episode moved me so. The ending is so painful to watch…truly heartbreaking! What I realize tho is what the old folks used to say, about why women always look a million times dirtier and nastier than men when they cheat and run around is because of situations like this!!! Look at how this poor girl's mother has hurt her. All because she was loose! May this young lady find peace, and her family.

  6. If he was the father, a lot of people here will be insulting the man. Even the judge, his wife and trifling family members will not give the man the opportunity to say his truth. Turns out heโ€™s not the father. Now I believe that more than 10% of children in the US donโ€™t know their father, borne out of the women believing they can do anything they like, trying to compete with the men sleeping around forgetting they will bring a child into this world and deny them of their father. Some fool will even say their children donโ€™t need a father lol.

  7. It's really breaks my heart to see and hear her crying. I do hope and pray she may get this resolved and her family be there for her always.โœŒ

  8. So sad, I really believed Mr Davis was her father. Mr Davis mother and daughter looks just like her. Looks can be deceiving. Praying for her in hopes she finds her biological father. On the other hand the other man has done a great job. Kudos to him for stepping up.

  9. I feel for her. Her mom was obviously denying the fact that she had slept around on her husband. Whoa baby girl may never know unless mom shared secrets with friends or family members.

  10. I pray this brave loving mother finds a family for her kids and herself and I pray she wins her battle with cancer. She is a real mother worrying only about her kids when she has a life threatening illness.

  11. Omg ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Lord my GOD this is the worst, I am SAD ๐Ÿ˜ข and hurting for you my sister. Wow am in tears ๐Ÿ˜ญ Oh my.

  12. Have a proper life without involving in such an act so that the entire generation will live without confusion….just for a moments satisfaction can create such a mess…..poor lady…i wish her the best of luck and take care

  13. Women please write down all of the men you have slept with so that if and when you get pregnant at least your child can have some inclination of who the father is, don't allow your permiscous ways cause your child to search for the family

  14. Man, this one broke my heart. With her own mother no longer living, it's going to be hard for her to find out any other names of potential fathers she can track down. But it was nice to see everyone rally around her at the end when they found out the results. If nothing else, those people are her family and can be there for her children should something happen to her. I pray that her cancer goes away and she can focus on her children and her life.

  15. I really felt her. I cried with her. Maybe, now that she has her DNA, she can check with DNA companies if there is a match somewhere. My 75 year old husband just found out he has a 1st cousin halfway around the world.

  16. The saddest part when she cried about her kids knowing her family after she passed๐Ÿ˜ญher legal daddy was so handsome

  17. Her mom was a whole hoe,honestly on your wedding day wth not 1 but 2 men.Shortest marriage in the history of marriage s

  18. No Judge Lake, he did not say "she looked like me" he said "she look-ded like me". 10:15 Stick to the facts Judge!

  19. Cancer must bow down to the Name of Jesus Christ… healing is your mouth sister SPEAK IT.. You have resurrection power living in you my beautiful sister.

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  21. this one take the cake, the man said he was married for a day, he caught his wife cheating and walked in and walked out and never look back

  22. Omgosh. I want to be her family. I will love her and her kids. This breaks my heart.

    My husbands mother did this to him. Went to his grave with his fathers name. I found out through dna testing who he was and he was also deceased. We found his (my husbands) brother. They look just alike.

    So so sad.

  23. My heart goes out to her. I feel so sorry for her… Some parents could really mess up a child… But i was glad to see the two 'fathers' come together and comfort her.. it was nice to see

  24. Oh god! The tears! Wow! Her mother is horrible! Just horrible! These women having kids without saying who the child's father is.

  25. Absolutely love the support they all gave her in the end! I do hope she finds her dad soon, that he'll actually want to be in her & her children's lives, & that she recover from that thing (cancer ๐Ÿ˜”)

  26. Maybe Mr Davis was supposed to be captain Savior but she got caught. Judge should have asked if Mr Williams was one of the guys that night. then we would know if it were 1 more possibles or still 2 possibles. Or if Mr Davis recognized any of them, it's a vivid image you can't un see.

  27. I dont think there was a dry eye in the courtroom nor anyone watching. This episode was so heart wrenching. This poor woman! I loved how all three of them gathered around her, they love her despite the fact none of them were related to her. I hope she does find some closure.

  28. Mr Davis tried for years to play daddy him and Mr Williams. She kept snooping for the truth. Thats y sometime ppl say if aint broke dont fix it.

  29. My God, I got teary eyed when she started crying. Lord cover her. Parents have to be mindful when they are out here being promiscuous.

  30. Look up Lydia Fairchild. She's not the biological mother of her children according to DNA- except she IS. Human chimerism exists, it's just that no one really knows how common it is because they would have to DNA test your blood, and various other organs- no one does that.

  31. She kept saying where do my kids go if I die they go to their father that's where they go they go to the kid's father and his people

  32. When he said he got off of work and got home to find his wife in the bed with two men. ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€ that was a bombshell. This case will be interesting!๐Ÿค”

  33. I'm not insensitive to her circumstances, but where is the father of her children? Shouldn't she be looking to him (of them) to provide support to the children in the event of her passing? Wanting to know who her biological father is seems like a separate issue.

  34. Women need to STOP playing games with having kids. Everyone has the right to know from whom they come. It's just wrong and trifling to bring children in the world disconnected from their roots.

  35. This is probably the saddest one I have ever seen. That poor girl is so heartbroken because her children won't have family to care about them if she doesn't survive. I pray that these "fathers" will find it in their heart to be there for her and for her children as she goes through this horrible situation. I pray that she heals and the cancer goes away too. Sometimes when we have terrible stress on us, we can't heal. With their support, she can improve and feel much better.

  36. Ok sis come through with the "I object" ๐Ÿฅด lol

    But I feel so bad for her. I pray that she does find her biological father. Mothers please be honest with our children….it hurts them and all of those who are involved ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™

  37. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข least they all stood behind her๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ wow she looked just like his daughter tho

  38. am sorry for this lady.
    hope she finds peace and let the past rest.
    she is loved by the man that raised her, please accept that love and affection

  39. This is so heartbreaking! Got me tearing up at work! I really hope she finds her father and beats the cancer :'( even if she can't find her father, I'm sure these people will be there for her and her kids!

  40. Don't know the results but Mr. Davis is right, she getting a lot of 2nd hand info. She said that the gentleman on the witness stand didn't come into her life until she was 2, but he says he was in the delivery room.

    I believe Mr. Davis was only on her birth certificate bc he was her moms legal husband.

    Edit: I take it back. Mr. Davis is confusing her. Agreeing with his wife but denying her before.

  41. Omg!!!! She made ME cry!!! I feel so sorry 4 her!! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช

  42. These cases are always tough b/c the child acts like they know what happened but their testimony is based on the lies they've been told. She said they didn't meet till she was two but he said he was in the delivery room. She's obviously been lied to. I wish these kids could just say, "That's what I was told." I found out a lot of secrets when my parents died. Parents tend not to tell their kids things that are difficult for them to understand.

  43. Her momma sowed her wild oats back in the day and if this girl has any siblings they're probably by different unknown fathers.The cycle continues.

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