Man Thinks Famous Singer Is Dad, Siblings Say He’s After Royalties (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

Man Thinks Famous Singer Is Dad, Siblings Say He’s After Royalties (Full Episode) | Paternity Court


Please be seated. Hello, Your Honor. Hello. This is a case of
Yarlborough/Jones v. Triplett.
Thank you Jerome.
Good day everyone. AUDIENCE: Good day. JUDGE LAKE: Ms. Yarlborough,
you were here previously in this very
courtroom to prove that the late Chi-Lites’
member, Creadel Jones, was your biological father and that Michael Jones is your brother. The results from
that case prove that Creadel Jones is your father. Now, you and Mr. Jones stand united
together to protect your father’s legacy
and musical estate by proving that Mr. Triplett is not your sibling. JUDGE LAKE:
Mr. Triplett, you state… Yes, Your Honor. …you’ve always known that
Mr. Creadel Jones is your father and
you hope that once the DNA results are revealed Ms. Yarlborough and Mr. Jones will welcome you
with open arms. Yes, Your Honor. So Mr. Jones, tell me,
why do you doubt Mr. Triplett is your brother? MR. JONES: He claims that he’s
like, two weeks older than me. As far as my life, I know
my mother and father was always together. From 1964 to 1974. We went on trips together. My father was there,
my mother was there. I’d never even
heard of Mr. Triplett. Plus, uh, my dad signed his
name on my birth certificate, as well as my brother Irving’s
birth certificate. JUDGE LAKE: So you’re
saying growing up you never ever had
any idea there was… This man would be two
weeks older than you? Right. JUDGE LAKE: You grew
up thinking you were the oldest child? Yes. For 50 years. Fifty years? Fifty years, I’m… You’re saying your father
signed your birth certificate? Yes. Do you have evidence of that? Yes I do, Your Honor. Jerome, may I see that please? Thank you. So this is
your birth certificate and your brother’s.
Both of which list Creadel A. Jones as father. MR. TRIPLETT: Yes. JUDGE LAKE: So, Mr. Triplett, is Mr. Jones on your
birth certificate? MR. TRIPLETT: No, he isn’t. He is not? No. I’ve always been told that Creadel was the only
father that I’ve ever had. JUDGE LAKE: Your entire life? MR. TRIPLETT: My entire life. And you were told you
had brothers and sisters? Yes. Yes. So, Mr. Jones, I mean
let’s be clear, he is a music legend.Incredible contributions
to the music industry.
You were told that
you were his child?
MR. TRIPLETT:Yes.
I’ve only met him twice.
The first memory of
meeting him, I was maybe eight or nine. He pulled up in a car and he kinda patted me on the head
and handed me $100 and went up to
talk with my mom. And I left. Um, then the other
occasion was uh, he came but this time my
relatives were there and he uh, spoke with my relatives.
They knew him and I guess these
other gentlemen. I didn’t
know who they were. And I was able to recognize
from the first time that I met him, that
that was the guy that my mom pointed out
to me was my father. You knew,
“This is the man that “I was told was my father?” Yes. Did you have a conversation? Not at all. No. And if he’s just two
weeks older than you and you’ve never heard… I’ve never heard of him. Never heard of him. Mr. Triplett or his mother. And your parents were married? Yes, they were married. Did your mother ever say anything about your father potentially
having another son? No. So, Ms. Yarlborough, you once stood in this
very same position as Mr. Triplett. MS. YARLBOROUGH: Right. Mmm-hmm. And your paternity
was doubted, and it was proven
in this courtroom that
you are, in fact, Creadel Jones’
biological daughter. Did you ever hear that in addition to yourself,
there were other children? I mean, the only ones
that I’ve heard of were Mr. Jones and his brother, and Koby when I got here but I’ve never heard of him. I don’t know where
he comes from. We just been through this
and now here we are again. You know, somebody claiming
that they’re, you know, a wife or whatever and I mean, if you are,
that’s fine. Maybe you think it’s a lot of
money here. I don’t know. You think this is about money? You think… I do. And I’m upset because, I mean, I hear this,
I hear everybody telling me what they had and the experience that
they had with him. The only memory
I have of my father… I mean, my mother told me
that when we were kids and growing,
he was in the house. He was there when
I was born. He took care of
me and my sister. When he went on the road
he sent my mom
money for us. And my older sisters and
older cousins have memory of him
but I don’t. My only memory of himwas at 11 years oldwhen he came to visit
me and my sister.
That’s it.I would rather have…(SNIFFLES)
I would rather have had a memory of him, I mean… I would… I want to know
what his voice sounds like. I couldn’t care less
about royalty rights, I want to know what his
favorite color is. I want… I want a father and
I don’t know who he is or
what he’s claiming but it’s just like,
maybe he saw us on the last show
so that’s my… That’s what I’m thinking. And now he think that
there’s a lot of royalties here and he
want in. I mean… You’re correct.
It was the last show, you’re right, um, that led me to this show so that I can find out
if he’s my father. It’s not about money.
I don’t need the money. Not at all.
I just want to know if he’s my father. To me,
we all look like our dad. But, you’re… To me there’s
no resemblance there. MR. TRIPLETT: That picture
there was shown to meand everybody that I knowalways said that
I look like him, so…
JUDGE LAKE:Who’s told
you that over the years?
My family.Your family? Yeah. And so after witnessing their appearance
in this courtroom previously… TRIPLETT: Mmm-hmm. …you felt it was important
to get the answers you needed as well? Right. Also most of
my family have, uh, they died of cancer. And so, the issue for me
was also for health
reasons as well. And so… MR. JONES: That ain’t
what I got though. So, I’m saying
what I see now… Okay. …there’s no resemblance.
There couldn’t be. Okay, Okay.
Time will tell. Yeah, it will. JUDGE LAKE: Your father has an incredible legacy. It would not be unheard of for people to just
want to attach themselves to it. But if this is what
he’s been told… He didn’t just come up
with Creadel Jones out of the wind. Exactly. Well, I mean,
he has the evidence that shows the royalties. And even all… It lists
all the siblings, all of our father’s estate.
Even the possible ones. So this evidence
shows what, Mr. Jones? That evidence shows that
my name, Angela’s name, and my brother, Irving,
we are the rightful heirs. JUDGE LAKE: So the heirs… MR. JONES:That have been
proven to be the children
of Creadel Jones.
This evidence, you’re
saying does not list Mr. Triplett’s name anywhere? Correct. Not even as a possible heir? MR. JONES: Not
even as a possible… It’s making me think like, he’s coming out
of the woodworks like anyone would if they
knew it’s about some money. Since you believe
this is about money, I have an expert.
Mr. Fred Buggs from WBLS in New York. Hello, Mr. Buggs.
Thank you for joining us.Well, Judge Lake, how are you?We are here on another
paternity matter connected to the legendary Creadel Jones of
the Chi-Lites. We want to understand
the value of this estate. Can you shed light
on that for us? Sure can. You had
a couple of great stand-up singing groups
during the 70s. Temptations, Four Tops,
Chi-Lites out of Chicago.Bunch of number one songs
on the R&B charts.
With the amount of samplingthat has been done
throughout the years,
the publishing has got to be well, well into the
millions by now. JUDGE LAKE:
And so you feel like this is commonplace
for there to be a fight over royalties and that fight would
often include siblings, offspring that may not have been recognized earlier. You know, in these cases, we think about the 70s and we speak safe sex now but during the 70s there was a lot of free-spirited activities taking
place then so, uh, now we are finding, there are more family members than initially
reported at the time. Well said. Thank you so much Mr. Buggs for joining us. Thank you much, and all
the best to the families. JUDGE LAKE: So what
his expert testimony confirmed is that… First of all, the situation you find yourselves
in at this time is not something we
have never seen before. I mean, it’s been told
that he has about 32 kids,
which I don’t know if that is so or not. Thirty-two? Thirty-two. AUDIENCE: Wow. JUDGE LAKE: I’ve another
independent witness I’d like to hear from. Jerome, would you please
escort Mr. Jones into the courtroom? Yes ma’am. Mr. Jones, thank you
for joining us today. IRVING JONES: Thank you
for having me. We’re here, of course discussing the paternity as it
relates to Mr. Triplett. We have established that Creadel Jones, is in fact
listed as father on your birth certificate? Correct. Do you or do you not
believe Mr. Triplett could possibly be
yet another sibling? I believe it’s a possibility. You do? I do. Please explain to
the court, why. I haven’t seen
my dad, our dad, since I was
three years old, 1972.I ran across an ad
at work one day
featuring one of the
Chi-Lites members.
I looked at that, in that
magazine, read the article and thought
about Dad. I wondered,
“Was he still alive?” I sent an email to
their PR agency, um, telling them who I was
and that I hadn’t
seen my father and that I wanted to find him. She told me she would
forward the email to the proper person. Later that day, I get an
email back telling me she sent the email
to Marshall. Marshall Thompson. And he asked for us, for me,
to send a picture. He wanted to see me. So I took a picture,
snapped it, sent it to him. I get an email back saying
“Today is your lucky day. “Marshall wants you
to call him.” He saw the picture. Evidently, he saw the face. (CHUCKLING) And, it’s possible
you know so, I called him after
I talked to my mom. Nobody, in my family knew
I was even looking for Dad. I didn’t tell Michael. I didn’t tell my mom. I didn’t tell nobody. I wanted to go find
him, you know. So, once I called Marshall, I told him who I was. He asked me, was I…
Was Barbara my mother? I said “No, my mama’s Ruby.” And he said, “Oh, Ruby. I remember!” Came back to his head. But that’s the first time
I heard the name Barbara. And I found out Barbara, was his mother. AUDIENCE: Ooh. So that’s why I believe
it is a possibility. JUDGE LAKE: I see. Because Marshall
connected the dots. For me, at the time I didn’t
know about him, I didn’t even think about a kid.
Didn’t know if there was any
other kid, period. I just knew the three that
he had with my mom. But to this day, after learning about her
and this case, I believe it is a possibility. JUDGE LAKE: So, Mr. Jones, in light of the testimony we’ve
all just heard. Does this change
your mind at all? No. It doesn’t? No. Why? He don’t look like me. So you’re basing this on… I’m going by, he look like me, she look
like me, my other sisters and
brothers look like me and we all look like our dad. He has no resemblance. JUDGE LAKE: Your father’s
genes are very strong. MR. JONES: Very strong. How about you,
Ms. Yarlborough?
Does it make you feel differently to hear
this man say that his mother was brought
up to him years ago? Um, a little bit, but that makes me
doubt the motives of the person that
gave the story. And, and I don’t believe that he cheated on my mother
’cause they were together. Oh, come on man, you… I’m not gonna believe that. I’m not gonna believe that. JUDGE LAKE: I will not speak poorly about the deceased nor will I say that I have
first-hand information. But what we do know as a music legendthat there were, of course,many opportunities and accessto probably many
different women that would have been
interested in dating him and sharing his time. I understand that. And so as I listen to
Mr. Triplett’s story what I find fascinating is that he was told that
this was his father but he had no real contact
or connection with him. He didn’t really pursue
the relationship but instead did what a lot
of young people say as they enter my courtroom. They say, “Well if he didn’t
really care enough “to have a relationship
with me, then I just “decided to go on
with my life “and try to do me.” But as he got older he
began to think, well, “I really don’t want
to leave this earth “without knowing
who my father is.” That’s it. “And now that I’m older,
wiser, more experienced, “I can handle the result.” And the sad part is, if Creadel Jones is not his biological father, where else does he turn? He’s never been
given another name. That’s the only man
has ever been told… I was told was my father. The only man. Well, I think we
can move forward by getting the results
and I have them. Jerome? (AUDIENCE CLAPPING) These results were prepared by
DNA Diagnostics and they read as follows. In the case of
Yarlborough/Jones v. Triplett,
pertaining to Torlan Triplett, it has been determined
by this court, Mr. Triplett, Ms. Yarlborough, Mr. Irving Jones and Mr. Michael Jones, you are related. MR. JONES: Oh! MR. JONES:
I apologize, brother. It’s all right, It’s
all right, it’s all right. How you doing sister? Okay, come on down. (AUDIENCE CLAPPING) How you doing, brother?
All right, all right. (MUMBLING) All right, all right man. How do you feel Mr. Jones? (VOICE BREAKING)
Really emotional. Apologetic. MR. TRIPLETT: No need,
there’s no need to apologize. And now I got a,
a big brother. (LAUGHING) JUDGE LAKE: Yes, you do. You been used to being the
big brother all these years? Yup. Now you got one! Yeah. I love that. How about you Ms. Yarlborough? I accept him. I have no, no problem with accepting him.
It is what it is. JUDGE LAKE: Mr. Jones? This means a lot
to you to help bring clarity to this? It does, it does. It’s nice to know that I get to know my father
from their point of view. Um, and I get to know
who he was as a man and not just some
picture on an album cover. But, ultimately
as we talk about your father being
a music legend and part of his
legacy was of course his music and what
he left behind. But I think an even more
important part of his legacy are the people
and the children he left behind. You get to know your father because you all can share the stories and the
information that you have so that you can better
understand who he was. I think it is gonna be one
amazing family reunion when y’all finally plan it. (EVERYONE LAUGHS) And I hope you all
celebrate one another and your father and his legacy. I wish you
all the very best of luck. Court is adjourned.

100 thoughts on “Man Thinks Famous Singer Is Dad, Siblings Say He’s After Royalties (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

  • WOW ๐Ÿคฉ sister mad and literally she was standing where her new bro was no love and compassion and she can learn something from Big Bro โœ…๐ŸŽฏ

  • So glad the brother embraced him when he heard the results. I think the brothers will have an unbreakable bond. As for the sister???? Get with the program.

  • Beautiful story!!! Sad how celebrity men plant seeds and dont nourish them and participate in their growth, but at least he found his siblings!!!

  • I'm sooo attracted to Mr. Triplett and I'm not even attracted to him like that ๐Ÿ˜ So classy that I can't even put into words โค

  • I knew the brother was going to say he didn't look like them but was still shocked when he said it because Mr. Triplett looks just like them–especially the sister. Funny that the exact picture they showed for comparison was where I first saw it.

    Best to them all–I hope they all get something happy from all of this.

  • She accept him tf who she think she is.. She was in the same position as him, she is an affair baby too tf behave yourself woman. You would think she would have some sympathy considering she was in his position smfh

  • Havent even finish watching but the sister is already getting on my nerves because didnt u just go through this yaself where is your sympathy

  • The sister was only concerned about money,,,, that man honestly wanted to know who his father was and to be honest I feel that he deserves a portion of the proceeds just as well as all of the other siblings. …………. she really should be ashamed of herself

  • for the most recent sister to say that he's in it for money is just so rude, like girl you need to remember that you didn't know who your father was either

  • I believe he look like them itโ€™s only that he is bald ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆฒ that girl need to bag her head some place warm and dark๐Ÿ˜” am happy that the brother accept and apologize thatโ€™s a man

  • Greedy motherfuckers slide over this man has rights and he's older than all of y'all and he has rights. He has more rights than all of y'all. Its possible papa was a rolling stone wherever he laid his hat was his ๐Ÿก I dont like the other bruh and sis they r nasty.

  • Prove the father cheated by the case with the woman was born. Royalties sometimes only come into the ones that came from a marriage, not the ones that were not conceived out of wedlock. To me the oldest looks so different the the one behind the podium.

  • Mr Triplett, and the brother on the witness stand look alike. Mr Triplett seems like he's done well for himself. In his own words, "I could care less about the money."

  • So you mean to tell me this man (the alleged father) didnโ€™t go on tour,or have groupies let the brother tell it he was โ€œalways with the familyโ€ but ok.

  • The nerve of his daughter has me mind boggled… HOW can she be upset when she was just in his shoes? If anything she should have been the witness to testify and say it happened for her so why couldn't it happen for someone else ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ She has soon deep rooted issues and two of those issues are resentment and jealousy, due to her not having a relationship at all with her father. I wonder how many more kids will come forward.

  • He a nephew not a son a nephew by one of the Brothers and Sisters of Creadel Jones Pretending like a son.

  • It would be hilarious if they had to cut him a portion of the estate and he turned back round and threw it all in their salty and nasty faces. They are plain rude!

  • They should be proud to call Mr. Triplett their brother. It's not his fault that their dad was doing his thing. Yall have to split those checks. Simple as that.

  • The sister is NOT HAPPY at all
    I believe that she is the one thatโ€™s
    stuck on the money and royalties.
    What a Shame.

  • I could tell by the eyes that Creadel was, in fact, his father. And thank goodness he doesn't look just like his dad's side, cuz he actually turned out very handsome. Not to mention he exhibits true class and maturity. Congratulations, Mr. Tripplett!

  • This older brother is crazy ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฆ if he believes he looks just like his father , as he doesn't . That daughter doesnt look anything like his father either . For that older brother to say that defendant couldn't be related is just out of spite and jealousy of possibly not being the oldest kid anymore . This older brother is just greedy , and doesn't want to share the family ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿค‘ loot .

  • He was a rolling stone. The younger brother kept it 100 on the stand, but the other two siblings trying to keep a chokehold on that money .., sad. Triplett was genuine and cool. The sister was still stank up til the end.

  • You all have the same god darned big forehead. Only difference is the newest son is HANDSOME. Mr. Earl Grey-Cornrows is … ugh.

  • Royalties is one thing but Credel Jones wasn't writing those songs so it can't be that much. If it's possible he got 32 kids why can't this be one of them? They should just keep an open mind like the other brother.

  • He doesn't look like me……..can be proved wrong by DNA test…..you know what I'm not adopted but I look like an alien as compared to anybody in my family line ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ………….but I'm wondering how I should think about my look from now on after watching this episode and especially after that statement , ""he doesn't look like me """""๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • I think the sister is not moved by the results at all.. she said that triplet is all about money but she is the one who looks worried about money, she looks disappointed by the DNA result ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ …….. Sorry, I feel like this about her face

  • You can see in the lady face that she is selfish, wow what a cold hearted woman, I will be very happy and grateful to find out that I have a elder brother or sister.

  • The sister needs to cut it out she was in the same spot. It's amazing she was stuck on money that she didn't earn she just inherited it. Shame on both of them.

  • Clearly that father was not a totally honorable man as his sons initially made him out to be. I wd be MAD that my dad had stepped out on my mom if that was me! But its not the kids fault of course. The family sons group reaction "Hey lets all have a big family bbq etc" the sisters reaction "great…another fringe relative we have to divide the inheritance money with"….

  • You know even if he was only after royalty checks, if he is a son he gets it. The father made him, not the other way around. Smh some people. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Saw 2 humans and 2 maggots! one who wanted badly to be in the family, now blocking new entrants! 28 episodes yet to come.

  • The woman showing her true colors. She's not wanting share the $$$$ .. treating him like hes nothing when she was in the same spot herself. Old daddy out there spreading his seed all over the place. Woman take a seat . Hes a blood brother to. I like the man on the stand.

  • I don't know what the guy with the gray braids taking about. They all don't look to me. And the sister is getting on my nerves like she grow up with her dad. Gurl bye you just got there

  • Am i the only one who sees the resemblance of the defendant and the father? They say he doesn't look like them but i can see the dads features

  • Maybe I'm missing something, but the only one that looks like the dad is the one on the stand. That sister and brother looks nothing like that man… no more than Mr. Triplett. I look NOTHING like my dad, but we share the same DNA ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Their father had no integrity whatsoever! Disgusting. Had it been a black women sleeping around like this, she would not have been called "legend", whatever her musical achievements…. As usual the woman is at fault, here the sister, AS IF, money were not on EVERYBODY'S MIND ALREADY! Hypocrite you all!

  • This sister disgusted me, if she was in the same shoe before, why she acting like she's full of pride; egocentric. as atleast she was ashamed, am praying for more to show up.

  • They have not shared why they think itโ€™s about money. No testimony of him saying that.

    Interesting. It may be more about money for them.

  • The eldest son is a bum. And immature. Like your famous father didnt get more than two ladies. Spend your fathers money on your teeth, bum.

  • the sister is such a huge disappointment considering she was not too long in his position. it is evident she is all about protecting her share of money

  • She corny she about money she saying her mom told her why she lien she doing to much girl bye so if so hope they took hers cause she said she don't want the money

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