Man women call ‘worst deadbeat dad ever’ fathered 25 and may be at it again

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Memphis man with at least 25 kids by 15 different mothers may be at it again.

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More women claim he’s fathered children and he’s still not paying up.

Women are calling Terry Turnage the worst deadbeat dad ever.

Authorities said they found out he’s wanted in another state by more women.

“Everybody tells me, ‘What you doing talking to him? How you didn’t know he had all these kids?’ Uh duh, I’ve been in school. I wasn’t out like that,” 22-year-old Paula Stewart told WREG.

Stewart said she now knows the father of her 2-year-old son is the father of many.

According to WREG, Turnage usually shows up to court in rags but around Forrest City, he’s known as the flashy club owner who drives fancy cars and goes by the name TYB.

Those who know Turnage said it stands for ‘Take your B—-!’

Miesha Davis said she found out about Turnage when she called the Forrest City child support office.

“When I called, she was like, ‘Who?’ I said ‘Terry T. Turnage.’ She was like, ‘He’s famous,'” Davis said.

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Stewart said, “They told my child made number 24.”

Davis said, “Yeah, she told me mine was 26 when I came. There’s one in between ours.”

WREG  met Paula and Miesha outside child support court in Forrest City.

Turnage was ordered there as well but he never showed, so Paula called.

The conversation went like this:

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Paula: Dude, don’t play stupid.
TYB: Paula?
Paula: Pau-la!
TYB: Paula, what’s up?
Paula: Where you at?
TYB: What’s up?
Paula: Ain’t you supposed to be up here?
TYB: I’m supposed to be up where?
Paula: Up here at the courthouse.
TYB: What am I supposed to be up there for?
Paula: You know what you’re supposed, so you ain’t get your papers?
TYB: (click)
Paula: He hung up.

The story of these two mothers mirrors those in Memphis WREG told you about in 2012.

They said Turnage fathered their children and pays little or nothing to support them.

“I only got $6, $9,” one mother told WREG.

Another mother said, “A $1.26.”

WREG tried to catch up with Turnage but each time crews went to the house where they were told he lives, no one answered.

The mothers said he’s still 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 said they haven’t received a dime since their boys were born.

Yet Turnage, who told a Memphis judge he was broke, flaunts a lavish lifestyle around town and on Facebook.

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He flashes wads of money and puts his name on luxury cars.

WREG said after a recent big birthday bash at his club, Turnage 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.

WREG asked them why they’re paying money to party with a man who refuses to take care of their children.

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

Stewart added, “It wasn’t nothing. It wasn’t to see him.”

Terry Turnage, Jr., is listed as the owner of the Forrest City club.

The mothers said 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.

Davis said, “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.”

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.

Source: WREG and CNN


  • bob

    Why is he not in jail?

    That was a rhetorical question. A white man WOULD be in jail. The message: Minorities are NOT equal, because they are not equally responsible for their actions.

    That’s the liberal message. But I’m a “racist” for hearing it.

      • bob

        We could snip the bucks for $100 apiece. Tubal ligations cost a lot more.

        This isn’t about “responsibility.” It’s about PREVENTION. If society is responsible for feeding the young then we have a right to sterilize the breeders.

        Otherwise, let ’em do as they please, but don’t spend a single penny of tax money on the consequences.

        Fair is fair.

  • Finny Wiggen

    What a pathetic loser!

    Ten years from now, he will be fat, out of work, and will have left a trail of utter destruction across the lives of many young people.

    In the end, all anyone will ever remember about him was that he was worthless. He won’t realize that until it is too late to change anything. But in the end, he won’t even get pity. Just an all around acknowledgement and general consenus from everyone, that his life was a total waste.

  • TAMARA crosgrove

    Sad that child support can’t get him to pay and if he says he isn’t the father Why doesn’t he get a test to see if they are.

    • Bob

      Why would he want to know if they are his children? He only has a passing interest in the females and certainly none for any children that may result. Doesn’t speak very highly for either him or the females that accommodate him.


    Women who are particular about the type of men they marry before having children don’t have to try and figure out which deadbeat got them pregnant.

  • Nancy

    I almost felt sorry for them until I read that they payed for a party that he hosted at a club he owns? There’s so many idiots in this story.

  • AnotherBob

    Loose women who can’t understand whythe guy who made them pregnant isn’t interested in them ….. or their children. Promiscuity has a price.

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