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.

  • girlformerlyknownasgrace

    I honestly feel that if welfare were not there, society would pay for it in other ways.

  • bob

    Women are the gate way keepers to sex, women have the power to choose who they sleep with , these women made the wrong choice plenty of good men out there. Men need to step up to the plate too and prevent foolishness like this from happening by shaming their male friends that do this stuff by teaching their sons better, or we all going to be messed up.

  • Sherri

    What woman would be stupid enough to sleep with him after the first batch of children?

  • mamareese

    Why why why….. This fool aint even cute! God said be fruitful and multiply…not create your own nation. How does this fool have enough game 30 times to get away with not strapping up? You know what….let’s help this fool out….we gon’ take up a fund to buy him and his ditsy babies mamas a remote island. We need to drop them and they kids off….this type of stupid does not need to be mixing its DNA with the rest of the world any further. Just nasty…and you know he has other kids and kept on messing with him…..I almost blame the mamas too!

  • Chocoprncs

    I’m sure he doesn’t have enough resources to sleep with women in different areas of the city. I’m willing to bet that many of them knew each other. Women should be as discriminative as some men are. If a woman has more than two children some men are less likely to date her. I think women should be the same way. It’s obvious that he was dating them because where’d he get the money to take them out. So basically he was just stopping by to get what he could, plant his seed and moved on. I think many of these women share just as much blame as he does.

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