SHOCKER! A Wife Comes To Couples Court With Divorce Papers (Full Episode) | Couples Court

This is Couples Court
with the Cutlers.
This is the case of
Barker vs Davis. You all have
been married
for six years and you actually
dated for 20 years
before that. Yes, your honor. Yes. So you’ve been together
a total of 26 years. Yes. Yes, your honor. BARKER: Yes, sir. Okay, you have
five kids together. Okay, Ms. Barker,
why have you brought
your husband to court today? I believe that my husband
is cheating, I have my
divorce papers. If I found out that
he’s cheating DAVIS: I’m not cheating. I’m leaving him. Wait, so you already have
your divorce papers
drawn out? BARKER: I’m ready, yes. You’re ready? I’m ready. I’m not cheating. If it comes out
that he’s cheating the papers
get filed. I’m leaving him. KEITH CUTLER:
You’re gone? Gone! I’m fed up.
I’m tired. DANA: You have
hit the wall. Hit the wall. I haven’t been cheating,
and I love her. And we don’t have to get
a divorce. We can
work this out. It’s a misunderstanding
somewhere. I love her. There is a misunderstanding,
but I want to make sure
you understand this. DAVIS: Yes, sir. She has got divorce
papers in hand. You realize what’s
on the line here today? Yes, your honor. DANA: A quarter century
of life together. My life with her.
Our life together. And you say you
have been faithful. DAVIS: Yes, your honor. BARKER:
He’s lying. I’m a good man. I take care of my family
and I take care of her. How are you living?
What’s it like in your
home right now? We don’t even
sleep together. DANA: How long has this
been going on? Sometimes I sleep in the bed and he sleeps on the couch,
or he sleeps on the couch I sleep in the bed,
I don’t want him
touching me. How long have you not
wanted your husband
not to touch you? It’s probably been about
six good months. Six months,
maybe a year. Six long months. He don’t come
home at night. So, is it safe to say
the passion of
your marriage is gone? It’s gone. It’s not gone. It’s gone. The past is
not gone. In my heart, it’s gone. All right, so, when
you say the passion
is gone there was a point
you had passion. A lot of it. What was it like
when you were in love? And passionate
about each other. Everything was great.
We would do things
together. He would bring me
gifts home. He would wine
and dine me. He would always tell me
he loved me, how
beautiful I am. I don’t get that
no more your honor. I don’t get that no more. It’s changed. It ain’t the same. So what did you love
about him? BARKER: I loved
everything about him. When we first met,
I met Bernard at a club,
I brought him
home with me. and he never left. He stayed. He’s been
with me ever since. To be honest, he’s been
with me ever since. What club is that?
Were you going
fired up and you know you just…
They just ended here. Yeah, you go to a club
and you find somebody and 26 years later,
you’re still with them. I was a love club we had
met up in and I had
brought him home and we’d been
together ever since. It was good,
you know,
in the beginning. I love you.
I love her. You don’t love me.
I don’t feel loved. You say I don’t
come home, I won’t
come home to nagging. Who wants to
come home to nagging? I want to come home
to being loved. Well, maybe I wouldn’t nag
if he’d come home.
He don’t come home. All right, so
we’ve got a circle going. You don’t want
to come home. He don’t come home. And when you come
home, you nag him. He came here
one morning, your honor. I was so upset
and I was so mad. He had came in,
jumped straight
in the shower. I go to the shower he got a big passion mark
on the right side
of his neck. She did
the passion mark. And that’s what
he said. You honor,
I don’t suck on his… I don’t suck
around his neck,
your honor. So you’re telling that
he had a hickey? A hickey? On his neck? Yes, your honor. Yes. DANA: And you say
you didn’t do it? I didn’t do it. All right. DAVIS: Well, you did. Who else did, your honor? Mr. Davis? That’s what we’re
asking you. DANA: I’m trying to
understand that. You tell us
who did it. She’s the only one that
I’m loving, in my heart.
I am her husband. It says, follow
your lead. She’s not following
my lead, she’s just
going past, disrespecting me. Why would I follow
his lead when I done caught this
man in the bed
with my family member. (CROWD GASPING) Misunderstanding again. Your honor, please
let me tell my story. So we get into an argument. Instead of us
butting heads,
I like to take a walk and walk it off,
you know? So I take a walk, I stay gone
for about an hour, maybe
an hour and a half, two hours I come back after
calming down I got to my bedroom
to see where Mr. Davis was I check in my kids’ room,
Mr. Davis is in my bed
with my family member. In his boxers, your honor. KEITH: Hold on, Ms. Barker… He tells me that she
can’t get at me. Mr. Davis,
you’re shaking
your head, no. Did you have sexual
relations with one of
your wife’s family members? No, sir. Honestly, no sir. How did
this happen? Working third shift that morning, I was cleaning
up in the kitchen, just getting
all the the chores out in some kind of way,
I dozed off and I woke up
and she was under me. When I woke up Ms. Barker
came in the room
going crazy on us and I just woke up
out of my sleep, I didn’t
know what was happening. Hold on, no,
no wait. Hold on. Please, please. Go ahead, go ahead. When you say
up under you… What is that? Up under, beside
each other, just… She was up under. DANA: Was she
leading you on? Your honor No, she was laying
beside me. she was up under him. Okay, what did
you say? He called me there.
He said he fell asleep and when he woke up,
she was there. She’s wearing sexy little pajama pants
and a sexy little
spaghetti shirt. DANA: Wait, hold on. He’s in his boxers,
your honor. And I went crazy. And I said I’m destroyed. KEITH: And what did you say? Pulled her out, tried
to pull her out
but she wouldn’t leave. I just lost it,
your honor.
I lost it. You didn’t even hear
his explanation? DAVIS: No. I didn’t have time
to hear it. Because I lost it. What now? Under you? Hold on, did you ever ask
your family member
about this? So I have a cousin
that passed away.
Rest in peace. Before she passed away,
she told me that the other pet
explained to her that she felt so bad
because she had slept with… with my kid’s father.
He was my kid’s father
before he was my husband. And it was a declaration. Your honor, please
listen to me your honor. After I married
this man this is when it all
comes out that they
did have intimate sex and… He keep lying to me though.
“I haven’t had sex with her.” “We didn’t do anything,”
but I’ve seen it with
my own eyes. DANA: All right,
hold on. Was it that one time
that they got together? I believe it was
more, your honor. When we have
family functions
and stuff they real friendly. He made her a statement. Made a statement to her. “When is you gonna make me
some more of that
good tuna fish?” And we’re still talking
about the stuff
in the can, right? That ain’t the tuna
I’m talking about but that’s
the tuna he loving. That’s the tuna
he loving. I can’t get over it,
your honor.
I need to know. So this instance with
the family member, it was
before your wedding, right? Do you still believe
he’s cheating now? I still believe
he’s cheating, your honor. Okay, so why do you
think he’s cheating now? Okay, so one morning, Bernard
did not come home. I ended up going to
Bernard’s mother house. That’s always his excuse,
I was at my mother’s house. But I had already been
at your mother’s house, baby. Since 4 o’clock
that morning, waiting. You wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there. Something said, walk
down the street. I walked
down the street here come Mr. Davis coming up another
little street, coming on
around the corner. I say, “Mr. Davis,
where you been at?” He say, “I was locked up.
I had been in jail.” I said, you’re lying, I done
caught them people all night. Were you in jail? DAVIS: No. Okay, where were you? The casino. Okays. So you were
at the casino
till 6:00 a.m? Yes, that was my thing. When we argue,
and we get into it,
I’m leaving. I’m staying out.
I don’t wanna do it. There’s a misunderstanding
somewhere. So, Ms. Barker, you have
brought a witness. Yes. Would the witness
come to the podium please? Would you please state
your name for the court? Hello your honor, my name
is Alexa Lewis. So what do you know
about this relationship? I just know that Sandra goes above and beyond
as a wife. Period. And do you believe
that Mr. Davis is cheating? Yes. I seen Mr. Davis
at one of the local
strip clubs I went out with
one of my friends
one night. I look up,
and I see Mr. Davis and one of the strippers
going to the bathroom
your honor. She’s lying. In the bathroom,
your honor. And she wasn’t just going at
the same time, he was going
back there? I mean, he a man and she
a woman, so you know… DANA: They actually
went in together? They was together, like,
hand to hand, like… So it wasn’t that they
were walking, they were
holding hands? Yes, ma’am. And they
went into the restroom. Did you see
how long they stayed? They stayed
in the restroom for about… I know it was a long time
because like six songs
went by so probably
like 30 minutes. It was probably
at least 30 minutes,
your honor. You know, I gotta ask you.
I got my home girl,
we like this. I would expect her to knock
on that bathroom door
and say, “What’s up?” Or be at the bathroom
door and be like, “Dude!” Tell me you knocked
on the door and said,
“What’s up?” No. No, I didn’t,
your honor. When I got home
that night you better believe I woke
her up and addressed her
about what I’d seen that night. Thank you for your testimony.
You can have a seat. WITNESS: Thank you. All right, Mr. Davis,
were you at the strip club? No, sir. So you were not
at the strip club? No, sir. All right. I don’t know
why she would say that unless she was trying
to get with me or
make something happen. What do you think?
I mean, I’m honest. There are reasons
for everything. All right, Mr. Davis,
let me say this. After you’ve already been
accused of being
with your wife’s family member I’m not sure you want
to use as a defense that your wife’s
friend wants to get
with you also. I don’t think you
want to go there. That’s right. That’s right,
your honor. The big picture is,
I’m telling the truth. He’s lying,
your honor. KEITH: You’re
telling the truth? That’s the big picture. But here’s the thing,
your wife is absotively,
posulutely not buying it. Just the big day.
I’m waiting. And we don’t deserve
to get the voice for
our misunderstanding. All right. Ms. Barker.
Mr. Davis. DAVIS: Yes. We’re getting ready to
find out if it was
a misunderstanding. And then you could have
asked if… Your honor… She don’t hold
my last name. Quiet. This court is
getting ready
to find out DANA: If it is
a misunderstanding. Yes, ma’am. In order to get
to the bottom of this the court has engaged
the services of a licensed
private investigator Mark Henry. Yes, your honor. Ron, would you please
escort him in? RON: Mr. Henry. (CROWD CLAPPING) How are you, sir? Good day, your honor. How are you? I am well,
thank you. Good to see you. Good to see you again. You had a member
of your team get Mr. Davis
a polygraph exam,
is that correct? MARK: Yes, your honor. DANA: Okay. Mr. Davis was asked
a series of questions,
is that correct? That is correct. All right. Mr. Davis was asked since August 2011 have you had sexual
intercourse with anyone other than
your wife? What was his response
to that question? His response
was no. What did
the lie detector
determine? The lie detector determined
that he was being deceptive. WITNESS: But I want in,
your honor. KEITH: Ms. Barker (CROWD SYMPATHETIC) I’m just done.
I’m done with
the marriage. It’s over. I’m done
with it. It’s over. 26 years is a long time. DAVIS: That ain’t the truth. I’m done. DAVIS: I love you baby. I’m hurting so bad.
I’m done. DANA: Mr. Davis. I knew
he was cheating. Hold on.
Mr. Davis. DAVIS: Yes. DAVIS: Yes. You say
you love her. The lie detector
indicates that you are
being deceptive. But I wasn’t.
I’m serious. I wasn’t. Here’s the thing. You’re in court today. Because your wife,
the woman you say
you love believes that
you’re cheating. Well, I haven’t. I haven’t cheated
on her. Mr. Davis was asked have you had
sexual intercourse with any of your wife’s
family members? What was his response? His answer was no. DANA: What did
the lie detector
determine? The lie detector determined
that he was being deceptive. KEITH: Mr. Davis, you’re
shaking your head no. DANA:
Ms. Barker… DAVIS: No, sir. What’s going
through your mind
right now? I’m just ready to go
file my papers. I’m done, it’s over. Stop crying. It’s over. This is a 26 year
relationship. KEITH: There’s a lot
on the line here. There are
five kids involved you all have
this history marriage. You know, I think
this is one that we want to talk about
a little more in chambers. So we’re gonna ask you
to come back to chambers and court is adjourned. DAVIS: Yes. (HAMMER HIT) Ms. Barker,
Mr. Davis we thought
it was important because of your history,
we know what having that history
is and how important it is. And we don’t want y’all
to throw that away. unless you really,
really, really think about this,
and want to try to talk
to you and let you know some insight from our
standpoint about how
you can save your relationship. Here’s the deal.
There’s no love
without forgiveness. Honestly, I didn’t
have sex. No, I didn’t. Honestly, I don’t
believe you, so… I don’t believe you. If you’re gonna rebuild
this trust you’ve got to stop
finding yourself
in positions where it looks like
you’re doing something
you’re not doing. But you’ve got to
be in it to win it. Yeah. I am. But it’s got to be
more than words,
Mr. Davis. It’s gotta be more,
it has to come
from here. You talked about
the heart. Here. That’s
where you love. Show her that. But at the end
of the day you all have a hard
decision to make. And we have
resources here we want you to take
advantage of them counseling, so that y’all
can move forward together but even if you move
forward separately you’ve got babies.
You all got to co-parent. And there’s still got to be
a level of trust there. We wish you all the best. Thank you for
coming back with us. Thank you.


  1. 1
    5 The first time is cheating
    Now we’re at the 5 time girl
    after the 1 time you should have cut your loses 26 years wasted so sad but move on girl

  2. I have come to the conclusion that we meaning Black Women must understand the black man is not the only man we can be with open your options to a man who would love and treat you right, regardless of race. Black Love is great if you are being loved and not suffering ❤️ but usually suffering is a part of being with most black men so leave your options open.

  3. They get on my nerves trying to convince women to stay with cheating men do they no he can bring her AIDS or is staying together more important miss me with the BS!!!!!

  4. Why the cutlers always want people to stay in toxic unhealthy relationships? Sometimes it makes sense to work things out and others it’s best to run and stop allowing someone to hurt you over and over.

  5. Why does beautiful, strong, and intelligent women put up with this nonsense? He doesn’t seem like he was even worth marrying… nevertheless to put up with him stepping out…

  6. dude thought he wuz going 2 zap the test fool wake up……… 26yrs man u better find sum thangs 2 do with ur woman beside fuse n fight take a cruise go 2 Vegas go get a motel go 2 the club R  something son…… u bugging yo …………

  7. I really think the judges were so wrong to encourage this woman to accept being abused by this man. He showed clearly his disrespect for her by continuing to lie. He wanted his cosy world of wife and family and to cheat. Totally causing her emotional harm. Allowing him to continue to do that is cruel and the judges should have offered her the support she needed to shake the dust of this low life off her shoes.

  8. It's SAD we can hear her pain and see her pain. She will not leave because she loves him and the kids. Life is too short with disrespect.

  9. 7:14 Mrs, Cutler is speaking. Mr. Cutler is moving his hands and head as if he is talking. These two are 100% in sync.

  10. I understand the Judges are trying to protect the sanctity of marriage but he can’t even admit what he did, so he’s certainly not able to do the work to regain her trust. I felt her pain, and wish her a speedy recovery, so she can enjoy the next chapter of her life.

  11. I hate when they uhm uhm uhm uhm uhm the whole time,it's annoying 🙄🙄🙄🙄🤔🤔🤔if it's over uhm uhm uhm it's OVER

  12. Okay Judges I get it you're trying to keep families together BUT if it's 26 years worth of BS do not try to get her to stay around for more!

  13. I’m mad at those judges… you know that man is up to no good. You all talk about happy healthy relationship. Can’t you see the pain in that woman eyes?

  14. Wait. HOL’ UP.
    Did he. Just. Tell HER. To. Stop. CRYING?!?!! AGH. AND YOUR THE ONE SAYING YOU “ Love her “ Your pathetic Mr.Davis

  15. This man does not, I repeat does not deserve any woman he deserve to be with his himself for rest of his cheating life. He I'd no good

  16. Judge's rightly brought them to the chamber coz it's been years since they've got married and babies to look after so mend your ways live with your wife like a husband and with your babies like a father may Allah help you both

  17. Why would 2 scholars tell ANYONE to risk their health and wellbeing for someone who failed a polygraph you all ordered? I’m done.

  18. What FOUL woman sleeps with their other relative significant other who let them stay in their home?

    Family be the WORST

  19. 26 yrs is a long time but only she knows what she has been through and IAM sorry but if a man iam in a relationship with sleeps with my family member it's over. I don't think he would stay if she slept with his family member!

  20. Is it just my Imagination that Dana Cutler is kind of Inappropriate with Her Possessive Attitude towards her Husband? I think it's Rude how She Won't let him Ask a Question( unless she approves),She Talkes Over Him, Subsequently She Always wants to be Right! May be it's just my take on it?

  21. I Hear What The Judge Is Saying When She Says "Girl Tell me You Went to That Door & Did This/That". She Don't Know That Sometimes You Can Have a Friend Who Keeps Running back to that person no matter what you say/do. All She was doing was supporting her friend regardless. & These Judges Need to Stop making people feel bad for doing whats best for them. History and children involved mean nothing if a person doesn't value or know your worth.

  22. Forgiveness is not a part of love it's for the absence of love. She loved him enough not to cheat but instead let him go. In that act alone she showed forgiveness.

  23. Good for her…he is a low down cheater and he thought he could beat that lie detector….He has schmoozed his way right back into his wife's bed time and after time and she is fed up with it….who can blame her? That man is a snake.

  24. Did any1 else hear the husband say, when they asked him has he been with some1 else, he said "She the only 1 I've been with in my heart." 🤔 wait what??? Sir that's not what they asked u. That statement alone let me kno he was guilty b4 they went any farther in the case. Smh. However, I'm glad she didn't continue on in that mess.

  25. Regardless of the years together why waste time being unhappy and stuck in the situation judges I respect you but sometimes it's better to hurt and leave than to hurt and stay allowing it to keep going let this lady free herself and stand up for herself

  26. He's taking her for granted…he's just a DAASWWWGGGGG!! He went there with her family member…how low can you go? And he's still lieing…SMDH

  27. They need to move on. He is cheating and he will keep on cheating. That marriage is dead and it’s not coming back to life. I wish people will stop telling people to stay in toxic relationship because of the children and history. It shouldn’t take all that to be together.

  28. Typical cheater……I don't want to be nagged allow me to cheat in peace, when I bring home a sickness or get someone pregnant I'll apologise and tell you I'm sorry that you the only woman I want….females raise your standards too many years with this liar… 26 years….. he wasn't even shocked to hear a deceptive result. What history 26 years of tears and deceit please stop telling people to stay with people who hurt them this is why spouses killing off each other….let him out the marriage his actions say he can't handle a monogamous relationship

  29. Why do the judges insist on encouraging women to stay with cheaters. Men who won’t even admit their actions once caught!!

    This is reckless, toxic behavior. It will not end. You have to leave.

  30. These cheaters act like they are not scared of sexually transmitted diseases or passing it on to their spouses smh I have been with my man for 8 years and make him rap it up, I love my life.

  31. "You gotta be in it to win it." Seriously? Marriage counseling by fortune cookie. Awesome. The wife can be an example to their children that spouses do not cheat on each other. The kids will grow up thinking it's normal for one to be stepping out on the other. Better they separate, especially since he'll never admit it.

  32. I can’t stand how they try to get them to stay with cheaters. It’s unhealthy for children to be around that type of stuff. It’s unhealthy for you as a person. I believe in some cases you can fix it but I think in this case this guy was a total loser. You should NOT stay with someone who literally doesn’t care about your feelings and just wants satisfaction.

  33. 26 year's or not, this man was being a dirty rat. How can these judge's try to salvage & encourage to the damage that has already been done? At least now the only one with some brain's took it upon herself & did what was best.

  34. Why are they encouraging her to stay with a man who means her harm. Would those judges tell their daughter to stay with a cheater.

  35. luckily she was a smart lady. the Cutler were very foul, for trying to quilt her into staying with a cheater. I don't care if they been together a 100 years, I would never advise a person to stay with a cheater. To be continuously hurt. There are too many diseases & crazy ppl out there , for him to be playing games like that.

  36. Most of these comments are about how the judges are tryna help them stay together, PEOPLE they have CHILDREN they just dont want them to have a broken and family and want to assure them some hope if she is not entirely ready to take that step. I understand he's a terrible guy but the judges just want the best for the children and their relationship to not affect the children.

  37. When I was 7 or 8 years old I would bring home strays too. Strays usually have fleas. You lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.

  38. It is typical for couples whom marry decades after dating…ususally end in divorce. Hope to see the opposite

  39. I think some of these lie detector are wrong you can see that the other person is lying .
    Everyone comes here and say I'm leaving this person if their lying and when the truth comes out their staying together !
    Make it make sense !

  40. This is BS the judges should not be asking her to stay in a toxic abusive relationship with some no good man. What and waste another 25 years of her life.

  41. As a strong honest man, this trifling trash of a boy does not deserve her & man to man Mr. Cutler should have dragged that dog like the mutt he’s is smh

  42. OK …… so I can FORGIVE someone once they actually admit that they are WRONG…. this guy just keeps saying he didn’t do it….. I can’t STAND when a man tries to INSULT my INTELLIGENCE!!! 🛑 STOP

  43. I get so mad when victims of toxic relationships are advised to "forgive" to stay when in fact they should be encouraged to be strong on their own…… because they will make it. This guy does not deserve to be with her…. he is toxic and will never change… I just hope she left him.

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