Woman Comes To Court On Behalf of Incarcerated Son (Full Episode) | Paternity Court


You may
be seated. Hello,
Your Honor. Hello. This is the case of
Fleming v. Jemison.
Thank you, Jerome.
Good day, everyone. AUDIENCE: Good day. JUDGE LAKE: Miss Fleming,
you are suing the defendant for fraudulent
misrepresentation because you say
she deceived you and your son, Calvin,into believing her daughter
Aleana is his child.
You’ve petitioned the court
for a paternity test
and are asking the
court to award you
$500 in expenses. Miss Jemison, you admit you slept with another man
around the time of conception, but you are certain
Miss Fleming is your
child’s grandmother. Yes,
Your Honor. Miss Fleming, why is it
so important for you to get
a DNA test done today? Your Honor, it’s
so important to me,
first of all, because I love Adreana
and I love Aleana. I love Aleana with
all my heart and we want to as… My family
needs to know. We need to
know the truth. My son has asked
me several times. He explains that
he does not want his family to
not be certain.So, that is why
we’re here today,
and there have been
several things that
have taken place,
and Calvin needs
to have this tests. He’s written me
letters saying
that he wants to know. So, I have proof here. I would like to
see that proof. Jerome, would you hand
me the evidence, please? JUDGE LAKE: And this is? That’s a letter from
him, Your Honor, that he sent
me last month, stating that he wants
to have this test taken. So it is not just me. The letter reads, “I want a
DNA test as soon as possible “because I love Aleana to
death and I really don’t
want this to get any deeper“than it already is.“So if there’s any way
I can get it done, “I would really
appreciate that.” Yes, Your Honor. So, he is unable
to have the DNA
test now? Yes, ma’am.
He is unable. JUDGE LAKE:Because
he’s in jail.
He’s incarcerated.FLEMING:Yes, he’s
incarcerated.
And so, we were
able to perform a
grandparentage test. FLEMING: Yes. Um, to be able to get
you some answers today. Thank you. So, what is your relationship
with Aleana right now? When all of this
stuff first came out, when I found out that my son could possibly have…
Be having a child, I wasn’t
certain, um, Adreana was
very honest about the fact
that she wasn’t
100% sure. So, we kept our
distance, but as we’ve gone through, and she’s here,
and she’s born, and we’ve have
reason to believe
that she is ours.I’ve spent time with her,
and gotten very close to
her, and I do love her.
JUDGE LAKE: And so,
Miss Jemison. Yes, Your Honor. Do you believe there’s
reason to doubt, at all? Yes, Your Honor.
I do believe that… Well, please tell
the court about that. I was with somebody else. The other guy was
a one-time thing. Calvin was, basically,
staying with me. JUDGE LAKE: You
really believe Calvin is the father. Yes, Your Honor. I really believe that
he is the father. There’s no doubt in my mind
that he’s not that the
father of Aleana, at all, and I know because
my daughter was born
with a sixth digit, and that the extra digit is… FLEMING:
Your Honor… …genetically passed fromthe father’s side
of the family.
Your Honor, I’m a nurse,
and I’d know that it can’t just be on one
side of the family. His grandmother,
my son’s grandmother is a female, and if
she passed the gene
on to her family, how can it only
be passed by a male? I know that there is,
it cannot just be
passed on one side. There’s also other reason,
with the extra digit for me
to believe that this may, possibly, not be
a genetic trait from my son, because we were in
the delivery roomwhen Adreana was
having the baby,
and one of her family
members says to me, mentions that she has a
sibling that has the same, that was born with
the same thing. But he was, he has
a separate father. Me and my brother do not
share the same father. He… JUDGE LAKE: So,
what, you found out that there was a sibling
that also had a sixth digit? Yes. And so, that, then fueled your
doubt more. Yes, it did. It was
a whole different her after she heard
that from them. And so, when you initially
heard about this sixth digit, that made you believe
that the child… Yes, absolutely. …was your son’s? Absolutely. And I… Because you knew that
was a family trait. Yes, and I allowed myself
to feel whole-heartedly, and I did not restrain my
feelings from that point on, because I felt like this
was my granddaughter… So that was your
moment where you said, Yes. Yes. “This is his son. “I’m this child’s
grandmother. Absolutely. “Let me jump in, Yes. “Let me get involved.” Right, because my
son wasn’t there, so I felt like I had
to be there for her,because he’s
not available.
(AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) JUDGE LAKE: That is admirable. And, Your Honor, I have
evidence here. I was very
excited about the baby. I brought, on her cake for
the shower, I put, “I can’t
wait to meet you, Aleana.” I’d like to see that
evidence, Jerome. I was very excited
that she was coming. She was
excited. I’m not saying that
she wasn’t, but… JUDGE LAKE: And you
were truly excited? FLEMING: Yes, absolutely. JUDGE LAKE:You were
going to be a grandmother.
Yes.You’d heard about this trait.You said, “Okay, this
is my son’s child.” Yes. But there’s more traits that
leads to, it’s his daughter. She’s born
with a lazy eye. My daughter
has lazy eye. And I did
notice, a
while ago, that Natasha
had a lazy eye in the same,
exact eye, and it’s the
same thing. And my daughter was
born with dimples. His grandmother
has dimples. I don’t have dimples,
but I don’t know where
the dimples come from. Right, I don’t know where… His grandma was
born with dimples.The other guy don’t
have dimples. He don’t
have an extra digit.
He don’t have any of that.It’s, it’s more that
leads to Calvin. My
daughter is very long. Calvin is very long
and very tall. She is very
light-skinned. I am light-skinned,
but I’m not as light
as how my daughter is. JUDGE LAKE:
Beautiful
little girl.
So, I just know that
that’s his baby, and with the sixth digit, I asked
the other guy about it, he told me, “If something’s
wrong with your baby, that
don’t run in my family.” Once I heard that,
I just called Calvin
and I asked him. I said, “Does anybody
in your family has
an extra digit?” He says, “Yes.” Then,
later on in the evening, his mom called and said,
“Your grandma has
the same exact digit. “In the same, exact hand.
In the same, exact spot.” JUDGE LAKE: Really? That’s exactly where
her extra digit is. Same, exact hand.
Same, exact spot. And I’ve been with Calvin
for two years now, on and off, messing
around with him, and I just know
that that’s his baby. I don’t see the
resemblance.
The baby looks just like her mother. I do. I see the
resemblance. She does look just like me,
but she does has features
that points to him. JUDGE LAKE:Miss Fleming,
you’ve brought a witness
I’d like to hear from her.
Please stand, ma’am.
State your name. Marquya Elliott. Marquya,
you are… His sister. JUDGE LAKE: All right. And so, ma’am, what do you
know about this situation? Let me first say that me and
my brother are the closest
out of all of my siblings. You know, we’re only
18 months apart. So, you know, he was calling
me, and things of that nature, and I would come get him and
Adreana, if he needed me to. So, I know that he
was with her, at times, but I’ve heard rumors
in the beginning, not even from him, saying that, you know,
she was loose, and I know her. I was not loose. I was not loose.
I was single. I know for a fact, I don’t know why
she’s so adamant, because she
states herself that she’s slept
with other people. I slept with
one other guy. So, where does the… Where does…
How do you… Yes, not other people just one other guy. Okay, it takes
one time to… You’re saying he didn’t want
to be with her for specific
reasons. What reasons? ELLIOTT: She did have
a boyfriend and she was
still dealing with him. No, me and my ex-boyfriend
were long over with before I… You broke up.
You broke up… I broke up with my
boyfriend for Calvin. I wasn’t… Okay, so you were
messing with him. I wasn’t messing around with
my ex-boyfriend anymore. It’s no way that
it’s his, at all. Okay. Okay. ELLIOTT: I know for a fact,
the day of the conception,
you had sex with someone else, and that he was with
other people, or she
was with other people… It’s just very messy. So it was like
an open relationship
with no commitment. Both were sleeping
with other people… ELLIOTT: Yeah, they were best friends. FLEMING:Yeah, they
were friends.
ELLIOTT:And if she’s
getting pregnant by her best
friend, then, who knows…
Before all this happened,
Marquya knew nothing about me. She didn’t really know me. She just heard hearsay. I never really
conversated with her. And it’s still like that,
to this day, because I… It’s just tension and animosity
between each other because
of what she’s heard. So, she never
really liked me. But once she wrote
that, “I can’t wait
for her to get here.” I was kind of, you know,
excited, like, “Okay, Marquya might
come up to see her
when I had her.” Marquya was nowhere
to be found. She
never came up there. She never texted me
congratulationsbut she was on Facebook
saying she couldn’t wait
for her niece to get here.
Okay, I said that.
But then, after that,
at the hospital, when my mom was there until
3:00 in the morning with you. You’re right. Your mom was
there with me. I’m very appreciative
of your mom being
there with me. I’m not saying… Let me speak. Speak! She went to… She went to work
the next day sleepy as ever. She’s
doing all of this,
and she calls me, crying, saying that she finds out
that her sibling had
a extra finger also, and this was something that,
I believe, that she was told. I don’t believe that… JEMISON: I was not… Listen, listen, ladies. I’m sorry, Your Honor. Marquya, what you’re
saying is, you believe
she always knew there was a family
member on her side that also had
the sixth finger. Yes, I think that is… But was hiding
that information purposefully. Yes. With the sixth digit, I just
know that that’s his baby. Miss Fleming,
in that moment, when you heard about
her family member also
having the sixth finger, that was the moment
you began to doubt. I had everything
in me that it took She was so… to stay there She should. That’s good.
That’s okay. the whole time,
because I was like,
“What do I do?” “Do I stay or do I go?”
And now it’s, I’m
back at 50-50 again. So, when the baby’s
born, I’m looking,
I’m looking for anything, I’m grasping for straws.
“Does she have his fingers? “Does she have his toes?
Does she have anything?” Right. But I can’t
find anything. So, the very next day, I went up to the hospital
and I sat down, and I told Adreana and
I talked to her mother, and said, “We’re going
to have to do a DNA test.” I’m a very
black-and-white
person. I can’t deal with gray. I can’t not know,
and it’s not fair
to her. She’s beautiful. She has to know. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) It’s not right. JUDGE LAKE:You submitted
a statement from your son.
It reads, “No one on my side
side of the family sees
a resemblance in Aleana. “So, there’s a very high
doubt that she’s not mine. “I don’t really know,
but I strongly believe “and want her
to be mine.
I love her.“I just don’t see
a future with her
“if Aleana
is not mine.” “Her” meaning
Miss Jemison. He doesn’t see a future
with Miss Jemison if
Aleana is not his. I think he’ll
have a hard time getting over
the fact that
she’s not his. He wants nothing more.
He wants nothing more. He really and
truly wants… He really and truly wants it. And he told me that he
feels like the baby is his. He doesn’t feel
like she’s not his. He just doesn’t
like the tension. He doesn’t want the
tension between the two… JEMISON: It’s only them
that don’t see that
that’s his baby. I’ve tooken her to his previous jobs.
I’ve tooken her out
anywhere and people that know
what he looks like, and they know what
I look like, when I
first brought her home,when people see her,
they’re like, “Wow, she
looks like both of you.
“She looks like you,
but you can see Calvin.”
I… I brought him to his job.“She’s like, she…
She… Wow.
“She looks just
like him, but she
looks like you,” like, there’s a resemblance that
they look alike,
but she favors me more. My mama has
genes like that. JUDGE LAKE: And, Miss Jemison, you’ve brought a witness.
I’d like to hear from him.
Sir, would you stand, please. Yes. Yes,
Your Honor. Stand at the podium.
And your name. My name is
Calvin Caurthon, Sr. JUDGE LAKE: You are. So,
you are Mr. Caurthon’s father? Yes, I am. And you are standing
next to Miss Jemison. Yes, I am, and
the reason being, is because I’m in full
support of Adreana. Uh, I… I would
represent my son. Um, and my son wishes and I know he would
be here with her
right now, as we speak. And that’s why I’m here. So, you believe… (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) Your Honor, he hasn’t
talked to my son… …that your son… Your Honor, he hasn’t talked to my son since my son
has gotten arrested. No, that’s not true. He
spoke to him last week.
I put him on a three-way. He spoke to him. Yeah, I spoke
to him. That was the first time
in six months, I’m sorry. So, Mr. Caurthon… (LAUGHS) …you believe your
son is the father? You believe Aleana
is your grandchild? Well, Your Honor, we have
to first keep in mind that there is a,
a young child
at stake here,you know, the future
of this young child,
regardless of what, whether
CJ is the biological father
or not.I am, too, but
I feel like we have to have the
truth and we have to
know, regardless. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) CAURTHON:
I… I have…
I have no objection. So, Miss Fleming, I want
to take a moment and
understand your lawsuit. You are suing for $500 in
expenses for items you’ve
purchased for Aleana. Am I correct? Yes, ma’am. Did you bring proof of
any of those expenses? No, Your Honor, um,
after we discussed it, and I just… I just
had a hard time
pulling things together and to even move forward
in that direction with trying to tally
what I’ve done for her. At the end of the day,
it’s not about the
financial aspect of it. It’s about the baby. So, yes, we did
talk about that, but I have a hard time
attempting to pursue that
because I care about her. I care about the
baby, and whatever
I gave her is hers. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) So, Miss Fleming, are
you saying you’d like
to withdraw your claim? Yes, ma’am. I just want to know
if this is my baby. JUDGE LAKE: So that
claim is dismissed. I think, at this point,
the best thing to do is go to the results. It’s time. These results were prepared
by DNA Diagnostics and
they read as follows. As I mentioned early, in
order to determine if Aleana is the child of
Calvin Caurthon, Jr, we performed a
grandparentage test using your DNA, Miss Fleming and
Mr. Caurthon, Sr. Yes. It will basically
determine the relatedness of the grandparents to the
child, okay? In the case of
Fleming v. Jemison…
It’s only them that don’t
see that that’s his baby. In the case of
Fleming v. Jemison,
pertaining to
three-month-old
Aleana Caurthon, it has been
determined
by this court, Miss Fleming and
Mr. Caurthon are not related
to Aleana Caurthon. (CRYING) FLEMING: I was
hoping I was wrong. I’m sorry I was not
able to give you all
the answer you wanted. We’re gonna be…
I’m gonna be 100% behind her,
regardless. Adreana. Miss Jemison,
I do have to ask. Are you certain this
other gentleman is
her biological father? (SOBBING) Yeah. Yeah, um,
he’s horrible. Horrible. You don’t have to
deal with him, Adreana. Oh, my God. (SOBBING) I’m so embarrassed. It’s okay. It’s okay. We’re going
to take care of her. Oh, my God. There, baby. It’s okay. Marquya, I’m sorry, but it is the other
guy’s baby. I’m sorry,
but I didn’t know. (SOBBING)
I’m sorry. I’m… I’m so sorry, okay? Miss Jemison, do
you know where he is? I know you’re so… He’s like,
nowhere around. Oh. Your Honor,
that’s irrelevant. My son will be home. JEMISON: Wouldn’t
even know how to, like, I… I don’t even know.
I don’t know… We’ll figure it out. We’re gonna
deal with this. We’ll figure it out. We’re gonna…
We’re gonna move on. Oh, my God. As Aleana is
our grandchild, we’re not gonna need
to find the other father. When I have to deliver unfortunate news, news that people don’t
want to hear, it’s
difficult. It’s difficult. But before we begin to
make sweeping decisions about what’s irrelevant and what isn’t, while the court, of course,
recognizes that love and heartfelt ties, they’re bonding and long-lasting feelings
that can create
relationships, families. You know, people that
consider themselves family are not, necessarily,
all the time,
biologically related. We understand that. And yet, I think there
is something important and real about the truth. That doesn’t mean you
can’t be there for her. That doesn’t mean you
can’t be her grandparents. That doesn’t mean you
can’t be her family. But it does mean that
you have to consider before you would
withhold this truth. But now, it’s time to figure
out how to move forward for
your baby’s sake, okay? We have counseling
resources for you. We want you to take
advantage of them. But, most importantly, lift Aleana up and
be there for her and make sure she knows
the truth as well. I wish you all the
very best of luck. Court is adjourned. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING)

100 comments

  1. That little girl was truly anguished and heartbroken and ashamed. She wants good things for her baby and wants to better their lives. I believe she deserves that chance. The mother and father are wonderful, good people and I hope they continue to be in her, and her baby's lives.

  2. This actually made me really sad. You can tell she regretted sleeping with the other guy (as she should) and by her reaction, it seems like the other guy.. isn’t exactly the greatest person. I really respect the grandparents for being so respectful and understanding.

  3. Very interesting. But now, does the REAL father (wherever he is) have any legal claim on the child?

  4. I don't trust the "grandpa". He seems like those guys who are actually not there but want to pretend to the world that they are.

  5. These women usually know WHO the father is, unless a women sleep with several men around the same time!

  6. His family seem like good folks & represented themselves & their son/brother well. Pity about the outcome 🙁

  7. Let it be known that the grandfather's laugh at @11:45 proved he came on the show to be messy and see the grandmother again (who is gorgeous by the way)

  8. The father doesn’t run me right and I wouldn’t trust him the judge can tell something wasn’t right that’s why she didn’t let the “it’s irrelevant” statement go pass

  9. The baby's mom stood there with a unit on her face through out the whole episode….until the results were read, then her whole attitude changed…she humbled down real quick…lol

  10. I believe she knows where her baby's father is…she just know that these grandparents will take better care of her child.

  11. "He's horrible"… Seriously, maybe don't sleep with people that you consider "horrible"? Have some higher standard than 'a horrible' man and incarcerated man, girl.

  12. I’m I the only one wondering why cj is in jail? The girl said she took the baby to his JOB most of the time people with jobs ain’t got time to get arrested. Also he knows his father. The mother and the father are well spoken and have nice careers.

  13. So she was promiscuous but has an entire unrelated family pledging to take care of her and her illegitimate child. I'd love to see that happen for a dude.

  14. I already knew the answer @13:43.
    I became a tad suspicious @13:06, but then she gave it away 37 seconds later…

  15. So sad, too many broken homes. I hope this family stands with this baby. Parents seems to genuinely care. May God bless all of them

  16. I bet they are all related- cousins – why sister is so jealous? This lady has a baby with someone in prison- Oh, Joy!

  17. Future? She suppose to bring baby to prison for visits and put money on his books? Wait for his release and hope he is still straight? That future?

  18. You can really tell the difference between registered nurses vs certified nursing assistants. Every cna on here is ratchet and loud 🤦🏼‍♀️

  19. Glad to see someone with class for a change. The grandmother is very articulate & carries herself with dignity & I know it’s all she can do to keep from correcting her when she says “ I’ve tooken her out here & tooken her out there”

  20. At almost 2am, the anxiety as I aimlessly scroll through all PC videos about to shed a tear that I’ve watched all episodes and now I have nothing else to do with my life. Then BOOM 💥 I found an episode that for whatever reason I some how missed. Thank you Lord. Let’s hope it’s a good one.

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