Too much luck with the ladies has one Tennessee man in a lot of debt.
Desmond Hatchett owes money to 11 different women for the 30 children he’s fathered, WREG-TV reported.
The 33-year-old is believed to hold the record in Knox County for the most children fathered, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Hatchett made news for his fertility in 2009, when he had a mere 21 babies by 11 women.
When asked by a reporter at the time if he intended to keep having children he said, “No, I’m done.”
“I didn’t intend to have this many children,” he told WVLT-TV at the time. “It just happened.”
Apparently, he — and the women involved — didn’t stick to that promise, leaving them all in more financial straits.
Under the law, the state can take half of his paycheck and divide it among the women. In 2009, Hatchett was working a minimum wage job which limited his payments to as little as $1.49 among some of the women.
There’s nothing the state can do to limit him from having more children — though some would like there to be a law about it.
“If there’s something out there like that, I’m unaware of it,” Melissa Gibson, an assistant supervisor with the Knox County child support clerk’s office told the Times this week. “It definitely needs to be.”
- NY Daily News