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June 7th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

Tennessee man has 22 children by 14 women

“I wanted 50 kids,” said 33-year-old Orlando Shaw from Tennessee, who has 22 children by 14 different women. Shaw said women love him but the mothers are suing him for unpaid child support.


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  1. JM Lawson

    Another reminder that the freaks in our world are reproducing. Apparently in greater numbers than previously thought.

    June 9, 2013 at 2:01 am |
  2. Dave

    So who is supporting all of these children?

    June 20, 2013 at 10:27 am |
  3. DatDude

    Seriously? This is exactly why they need a male pill or cream or something that stops the release of semen. Obviously he has a latex allergy, And the women her procreates with have issues as well.

    June 20, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  4. Hardworking American

    So I'm going to assume most if not all of these kids and mothers are on social assistance. I assume because of the young age's of the Father and mothers as well as the children. Makes me feel awesome that my hard earned tax money goes to morons like this. They should sterilize him. Will save the tax payers some money.

    June 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  5. KJM

    He sounds like my ex... I got pregnant when I was 16. Since then, he had two other sons by different women. I haven't received a dime from him in years (my son is now six) and I fully support him on my own without government assistance. I'd never ask for a hand out unless I really needed it. Well, not if I needed it, but if my son needed it. We live in a small one bedroom apartment because that is all I can afford. (We moved to a better neighborhood because it was the best school system but it's much more expensive) He has the bedroom to himself and I sleep on the floor in our living room. It makes me sad to see other young single mothers not stepping up and taking responsibility for their children. I have great pride in being a successful single mother. My son is my best friend and legacy.🙂

    June 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  6. Tim

    This guy gives everyone a bad name,. African American men and other fathers who struggle and owe support will be lumped in with this piece of garbage. Mothers of his illegitimate children who may have thought he was honest and decent, his many fatherless kids.. This guy is the epitome and poster child of a loser. He is not a man he is a societal disease.

    June 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
  7. kg

    I don't blame him! I blame the women he's screwing! Those children will be growing up without a father and as always the children will be the ones to suffer. None of those children asked to be put here. It's just plain irresponsibility! Women smarten up!!!

    June 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
  8. Lawless4U

    I agree with you kg for the most part. What is wrong with a woamn who would let a dirtbag with 22 kids up in there?

    June 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
  9. 1of 33 children

    My father has 33 children that I know of with I do not know how many mothers. As a child I can only remember see him about three times I am now 57. The only thing I remember him giving me was a watch on my tenth birthday. Thank GOD for my mother. This man says he loves his kids, he really only loves his self. He has no consideration for anyone but his-self. I don't just fault him I fault the women to, I bet right now someone else is caring number 23. GOD bless these children help them to grow up and be more responsible. Help them learn as I did, don't make the same mistakes your parents did. On top of that let these women have children the natural way, I know they would think twice before they had another child. I know I did.

    June 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm |
  10. CA

    Hahahahaha Jerk sounds like my Daddy and God only knows how many he has by other women!!!

    June 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  11. Robert

    Seriously though, all of those kids will grow up to depend on Welfare and to vote Democrat. This horn dog ought to be put in a debtor's prison and put to forced labor in order to help take care of some of these responsibilities that he's, ahem, produced.

    June 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
  12. boohoo

    This makes me so sad for all involved. Now that you know what he looks like, be on the look out for the sperm man. Ladies come on now.

    June 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  13. Sam

    I hope CNN commentators can look and think before they speak. Math presented in the video presentation of this story for monthly bill doesn't add up. Temporary assistance: $142 + Food stamps: $200 = Total $342 – not $384. It's elementary math. It cannot be a typo because 2 digits are wrong. Good journalism is not about sensational news or articles – it's about quality.

    June 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
  14. Ken Margo

    Don't complain folks. He only did what Christian conservative Republicans want him to do. Remember, the Republicans are against abortion and birth control. So what you see here is a perfect world according to Republicans. Now we all know who pays for these kids. THE TAXPAYER. ME AND YOU. (The republicans don't tell you that) So if you want to change things. STOP VOTING REPUBLICAN!

    June 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm |
  15. JR

    Is this guy an American? If not, send him back to his country.

    June 21, 2013 at 9:19 pm |
  16. Ken Margo

    What does being American have to do with it?

    June 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm |
  17. Ken Margo

    Oh i get it. If it was the Duggans (White with at least 20 kids) You wouldn't question where they're from. (Wink, wink)
    Still got some Obama birther in ya huh?

    June 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm |
  18. Crescent

    Any bets on how many of these kids and mothers are being supported by the American taxpayer? (Dad is a foregone conclusion.) Stupid people being supported by even dumber politicians who steal from hardworking, self-reliant Americans to secure the votes of this guy, those mothers and all those kids. All of them deplorable people.

    June 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  19. Bubba

    These kids are better off growing up without the negative influence of their biological father.
    No father is better than a low-life, selfish, irresponsible piece of dung messing them up.

    June 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
  20. James

    Why is reproducing a human right? Why can't this man be castrated, or at least given a vasectomy? By producing that many kids, he's just hurting us all in the long run.

    June 22, 2013 at 11:17 pm |
  21. WendyJo

    Can you hear the laughter from him and the people in the background? They think it's funny that he's a loser...he thinks it's funny that he's a loser. A legacy for his children? I pray not. They need a legacy of having a REAL DAD who takes care of his own and sets an example for them. Unfortunately, the legacy he will leave will be one of not caring for his kids, but only that "the ladies loved him." Unfortunately, the legacy he leaves will be the same one his own "offspring" will follow. I just want to get laid, but don't want the responsibility that comes along with it.....LOSER!!!

    June 24, 2013 at 11:00 am |
  22. Jennifer

    This is nothing new. I had a friend in DCFS who was working with a male client who had 35 children by scores of women. He never paid a dime and this was back in the early 80s.

    June 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm |
  23. WVLady65

    Typical. And of course, "we the people" are supporting all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 25, 2013 at 9:49 am |
  24. Ty Schildwachter

    Very sad...we need to educate women regarding these loser leeches that pray on the kindness of women. The guy probably doesn't have a job...lives with him momma and sells crack!! very sad.

    June 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  25. Ty Schildwachter

    good point!! The babies that were born from him are much better off with him not in their lives.

    June 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm |
  26. wu

    He loves woman and woman loves him. Fine. But Fix these people so they don't bring kids to the world without being able to support them.

    June 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm |
  27. John

    Now I understand what the Republicans/Conservatives are saying. Not fair for the taxpayers to pick up the tab for this IDIOT

    June 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm |
  28. Maureen O'Brien

    Ever hear of the Duggars?

    June 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm |
  29. trr

    At least the Duggars are supporting their childern.I dont care if it's by having a Teleivion show.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:08 am |
  30. kamarasune

    This is an old story but it still ticks me off. This man should go into the military where he has housing and meals and he can give enough of his paycheck to actually help his children instead of expecting the world to look after his progeny "for him".

    At the very least he should volunteer for a vasectomy. The women or girls...*just shakes head* ...stupidity really does harm society as a whole and any girl or woman that is just throwing themselves out there and gambling are in serious need of being better educated. I feel for the kids that we are probably having to support in one way or another because of such selfish and wreck-less disregard.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:58 am |
  31. Ace

    According to one source, Tennessee is the 6th poorest state in the Union. Well, doesn't that figure ? So now, at least 22 kids are almost guaranteed a life of poverty, thanks to Daddy Squirts A Lot. Just another sad story of the race to the bottom in this country.

    June 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  32. SHAKEUSINNERS

    Cut that baby making thang OFF!

    June 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm |
  33. SHAKEUSINNERS

    Just what we need in poverty ridden USA.More babies that can't be supported by their natural parents.Welcome kids to the wonderful world of hunger,poverty,ignorance,stupidity,lack of education,limited opportunites,crime,alcohol and drug abuse,rape,murder,disease,premature death.Living in the USA!

    June 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm |
  34. Big Ben

    Bio-pollution that will cost our society money. Time for massive clean-up.

    June 28, 2013 at 10:36 am |
  35. ka

    Can you say FORCED STERILIZATION? He wants all the fun but not the responsibility. Can't have one without the other.

    June 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
  36. Rick

    I would have liked to see the reporter ask him to list the names of his 22 children. So you love them, can you name them all? Yeah, that's what I thought.

    June 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  37. Emes Said

    Momma, Maybe thi man should be poster boy for same sex couples?

    June 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm |
  38. Emes Said

    Hope he has superior genetic material to add to gene pool, he reproduces like a rabbit.
    His movie version should be called Producers 22.

    June 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm |
  39. Grandpa RD

    Obviously this guy is well equipped for making babies, and the word got around to the horny ladies out there. Betcha a nickel each of these gals is a size queen!

    June 29, 2013 at 11:09 am |
  40. glenda

    And they're all on welfare, including this miserable slime ball.

    June 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm |
  41. JamVee@hotmail.com

    Enough is enough. Does he support them all? If not, he should have his "EQUIPMENT" removed!

    June 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm |
  42. Rory S. McLaren

    That's what is so great about living in America. The do-gooders who run local governments will put the burden of paying for these children on the backs of honest, responsible, hard-working taxpayers who have their own children to raise instead of shipping them off to Death Valley to do some serious road clean-up. Maybe the 130ºF will have a cooling effect on their sexual appetites. Until their is accountability there will never be responsibility!! Any man can make a child: it takes a real man to raise his own child!

    June 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  43. Realist

    The children should all be neutered for the good of society.
    As should the father.

    June 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
  44. teshara

    A man sleeps around and has children he doesn't support? Gosh, I've never heard of that! In other news, grass is green, the sky is blue, and reporters are lazy.

    June 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm |
  45. Michael

    Ken Margo, Christians also would expect that a man be responsible for his children. Stop telling partial truths! That is equivalent to lying!

    July 1, 2013 at 12:25 am |
  46. Bre

    @ kamarasune – That's a strong misconception about military pay. You don't get more money for each child that you have, and it doesn't matter how many children that is. If he would only get money for one 'dependent' (unless he was married, then I believe it would be two, regardless if he had one child or 22. He would get maybe around $3000 extra a month, which still isn't enough to take care of all his kids).

    @ Ken Margo – It's Duggars, and while I agree it's unnecessary to have so many children that you cannot support, at least the Duggars are taking care of their own and not living off the government. They can keep having kids for all I care, it's not affecting my pockets. Unlike this guy.

    July 1, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  47. outraged

    Really? Some of you are equating this loser with the Duggars? At least Mr. Duggar only impregnates his wife! And, he and his wife (the only wife he's ever had) are raising their children to be good and responsible people. This loser isn't raising anybody. I don't understand the women that think he's worthy of getting involved with on any level - let alone allow him to father a child!

    July 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm |
  48. Mayor Internet

    This is the African American hero.

    July 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
  49. Partyless

    Ok, would this be enough for the GOP to relax their assault on abortion? Otherwise if people like this keep making babies without the option of early/quick termination, we'll be over run with welfare dependents.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:12 am |
  50. porichkid

    what a jerk most baby mama,s of his kids must like em big and stupid

    July 2, 2013 at 8:04 am |
  51. masldkfj

    Would love to know how many of those 36 (22 children, 14 moms) names he actually knows. My bet is on less than ten.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  52. krazygrrl9

    It's called a CONDOM, daddy. You might want to write it down.

    July 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  53. samison

    22 + 14 + 1 equals 37 welfare cases. we should have a policy of labor in exchange for welfare.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
  54. Binner

    Wow, that's ALOT of child support dude! You wanna play, you gotta pay! If he doesn't have 3 jobs and pays child support he should be fixed and jailed.

    July 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
  55. Someone

    goes to show the most important thing is to have a goal. he wanted 50 kids and he is almost there! he is still young so he'll probably get that many, LOL. ok he is cute but really?..

    July 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
  56. OverThere

    Someone suggested he go into the military.

    NO. We don't want men like that in our military. Why do you think we have trouble with so many young and/or irresponsible soldiers? Society forces dirtbags in, and then those few make the rest of look awful.

    I only want the best, and most dedicated soldiers in my command who serve because they want to make a difference, not some guy only there to pay child support. What kind of soldier you think he'd make? You want him to represent America in other countries?? That guy needs a swift punch to the head for each of the children he is failing, not military service.

    July 4, 2013 at 4:45 am |
  57. mysticyat

    If ever there was a case for court mandated sterilization this guy should be the poster boy. Why should he care whether he makes more babies or not – it's not like he's having to any responsibility for them and he gets to strut around thinking he's a big important man.

    July 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
  58. Pablo

    As long as our government pays women enough to live on out of wedlock births will provide these women their living.

    Frankly they are making a rational decision. They need income, they have no skills and the government pays.

    Without it they would basically have to resort to prostitution. Also the expectation of free sex in society gurranttees that NO man will bother taking a poor, uneducated and unemployed woman as a wife. She bring nothing to the relationship other than sex. WHICH he can get for free elsewhere.

    Also the woman has to realize that if she marries an unemployed man with no skills she is locking herself out of finding someone better. The system is rigged to perpetuate a poor lower class.

    July 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
  59. IdahoMan

    You people that are suggesting that the children should be fixed or that some how this man's genes are defective because he is black and irresponsible are horrible people.

    July 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm |
  60. Vic

    Child support is courtesy of the US tax payers.

    July 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
  61. D

    CNN is great at math... $142+$200=384?? I may be wrong, my math classes only went to Calculus 3, but I'm pretty sure thats $342.

    July 5, 2013 at 11:21 am |
  62. Joe Franelli

    He's the modern day Abraham.

    July 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
  63. Patrick

    A Christian he is. "Be Fruitful and Multiply" "God Shall Make the Way" And the madness continues....

    July 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm |
  64. jj

    Sterilization anyone?

    August 18, 2013 at 12:26 am |

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