A 33-year-old Nashville man who fathered as many as 22 children by 14 women has found himself at the center of one of the city's costliest child support cases - and Orlando Shaw says his youth and love of women are all to blame.
Appearing outside a courtroom recently, Shaw, dressed in a crisp white shirt and matching Capri pants, his long hair neatly arranged in dread locks, opened up to a local TV reporter about his predicament.
'I was young and ambitious and I love women. You can't knock no man for loving women,' Shaw said with a grin.
Although Shaw told NewsChannel 5 that he is the father of 18 kids, it is believed that his brood numbers 22 offspring, whose mothers took the amorous Southern gentleman to court demanding that he pay tens of thousands of dollars in back child support.
It is estimated that the State of Tennessee spends $7,000 a month to help support all of Shaw's children.
In a moment of reflection, he then added that perhaps someone will recognize that he had turned his life around and give him a chance.
In his interview to the local station, which has since gone viral, Shaw appeared unapologetic for his youthful indiscretions.
'I love my kids and I can care less about what anyone thinks about it,' said Shaw, adding that his many children will help his family legacy live on.
'I'll be sure we'll be here for years and years to come,' he declared.
Going forward, however, the 33-year-old admitted that he plans to undergo a vasectomy, which he referred to as 'getting fixed,' in order to stop having more kids.
Shaw described himself as a good father, but said that he is currently unable to pay child support.
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