Despite the overwhelming number of places folks can score birth control, apparently 33-year-old Desmond Hatchet never heard of prophylactics. The Tennessee man made news, again, when he took to the airwaves begging for a handout to help him take care of his 30 children—four of whom were born in the same year.

I am hoping against hope that Hatchet is playing us all, but I don’t know any sane person who’d get on TV and admit to being a serial impregnator with a minimum wage job. So much for that welfare queen myth, Hatchett is a real-life Lothario indiscriminately sowing his oats to the nearest woman. But the state ain’t having it.

After being dragged into court 11 times and spending some time in jail for not making his child support payments back in 2009 (when he had 21 kids), Hatchett is apparently still at it, adding 9 more children to bring his total to 30.

Back in 2009 Tennessee’s WVLT reported:

On Friday, his name appeared on the docket 11 times; Representing about 15 of his 21 children.

“Can you keep up with it all?” WVLT asked Hatchett.

“Yeah,” he said.

“You know all their names, and ages and birthdays?”


Hatchett’s name is pretty controversial at the old courthouse.

“The children can’t be supported all by Desmond, so the state of Tennessee has had to step in,” Hatchett’s attorney Keith Pope said. 

It’s your tax dollars at work.

WVLT spoke with one mom who has two children with Hatchett.

She is supposed to get $67.50 a month. But many times, she gets a lot less than what she’s owed.

They all do.

“It’ll make it through half the month,” the unidentified mom said.

She told Volunteer TV, Hatchett is the father of her two sons. And she says her 4-year-old is expensive enough on his own. “He’s a heavy milk drinker. And milk is not cheap,” she said.

“It’s frustrating, but usually, when I ask he give it to me,” she continued.

For what it’s worth, Hatchett says he’s done having kids (then again, he said the same thing three years ago)—his current clan ranges from toddler to tweens. And despite his claim that he knows all of them, I doubt all of his children feel like they have a present father in their lives.

Although extreme, Hatchett and men like him serve as a reminder for women to be more discerning about who they sleep with and to always, always, pack their own birth control.

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  • Frankie 5

    Whatever. This is same type of nigga most of these confused ass women praise in rap songs and shit. Now all the women wanna act all rightous and blame him. What about the women who opened their legs?

    • For sure

      Ladies, you have to to have standards. If a man already has 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 kids, maybe you need to ask yourself is it worth it? Do I really want to baby mama #12?

      At what point did these women think lying down with him was a good idea? He wouldn’t be having all these kids if it weren’t for women agreeing to have sex with his irresponsible behind.

      Sadly, it’s not all his fault. Too many dummies were stupid enough to sleep with him.

  • ruggie

    This man is a ghetto sperm bank, NOT a failed father. The women wanted to have babies and he was the chosen person. If they’d been middle class or wealthy, plunked down $15K at a fertility center and picked his anonymous profile from a book, the results would be the same. In his community he represents a genetic ideal the way that a blonde Ivy League grad would.

    The only difference is that at least these kids know who their “father” is. With sperm banks (largely unregulated as they are), there are dozens of kids out there fathered by the same man who don’t know they are brothers and sisters.

  • Absolutely disturbing!! But it happens every single day, you think that you are better than the last then you end up like the last!! SMH We GOT TO DO BETTER!!!!

  • cece1012003

    I think that since his special talent seems to be laying people down, he should just support his children being a porn star. It’s not like he would bring shame to his children.