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Dubbed “the worst deadbeat dad ever,” man with at least 25 kids by 15 mothers is at it again

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(CNN) -- A Tennessee man with at least 25 kids by 15 different mothers is at it again. More women claim he's fathered children, and he's still not paying up.

FOX6's sister station, WREG says Terry Turnage has been called "the worst deadbeat dad ever."

That was two years ago.

Since then, WREG has learned Turnage is wanted in another state by more women.

22-year-old Paula Stewart says Turnage is the father of her two-year-old son, and she now knows he's the father of many more children.

Turnage shows up in court in rags, but he's known as a flashy club owner that drives fancy cars and goes by the name "TYB," which stands for "Take Your (expletive)."

Miesha Davis says she found out about Turnage when she called the child support office.

"When I called, she was like 'who?' I said 'Terry T. Turnage.' She was like, 'he's famous,'" Davis said.

Davis says the child support office told her her child is Turnage's 24th.

Paula Stewart says her child is #26.

Stewart said, "They told my child made number 24."

WREG met Davis and Stewart outside the child support office. Turnage was supposed to be there as well, but he never showed.

The story of these two mothers mirrors those WREG first brought to light back in 2012. Other mothers say Turnage fathered their children, and pays little or nothing to support them.

One mother said she received $6, or $9 -- and another told WREG she received just $1.26.

WREG tried to catch up with Turnage, but no one ever answered at the home where he apparently lives.

Meanwhile, mothers of the children Turnage is believed to have fathered say he's not living up to his responsibilities.

"He's going to tell me 'I don't care if the President say he mine. He ain't mine,'" Davis said.

Stewart and Davis say they haven't gotten a dime since their boys were born. Yet Turnage, who told a judge he was broke, flaunts a lavish lifestyle around town and on Facebook.

He flashes wads of money, puts his name on luxury cars and after a recent big birthday bash at his club -- bragged about having a $250 bottle of Hennessy. He said 700 people turned out for the two-day event. Among those in the crowd, Stewart and Davis.

So why are they paying money to party with a man who refuses to take care of their children?

"To have fun. Just to have a good time," Davis said.

"It wasn't nothing. It wasn't to see him," Stewart said.

The mothers say the man they know as TYB hides the things he owns in the names of his children, yet doesn't contribute to their well-being, and worse, doesn't even acknowledge some of them.

"We be trying to warn females -- some females or other people that be coming to us asking about him, but they don't listen. They don't listen at all," Davis said.

Most of the court records filed against Turnage are not public because they involve children, so it is difficult to find out exactly how many children he has fathered.

CLICK HERE for much more on this story via WREG.


  • Brittany

    I just want to make sure I got this right. They paid money to go to a club event that HE hosted? (1) I guess this isn’t really all that important to them if they are willing to put money in his pocket while complaining he doesn’t put any in theirs. (2) Who is watching the kids during all this!?

    • Cassandra InDetroit

      The written story briefly mentioned “why are they paying money….” but they didn’t ask the ladies on camera if they had to pay. If they did pay, I wonder how much and sheesh, they sure are stooopid!

  • carol

    Not paying child support, helping with kids they should take and cut those parts off of him. Thats 30 kids that dont have a family or man figure in their life. Take responsibility for the actions that have been done. Maybe he should have thought about this before all the babies started coming… frustrates me because i cant have kids and would love to take care of them.

  • soulobigdaddy

    “I am a single parent of 2 young men. I absolutely couldn’t imagine not being there for them….You sir, are PATHETIC!!!

  • bderk.

    These B**** are stupid. Why would you promote him. These Mf should be sending him to jail not partying with the idiot!

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