Dad Who Fathered 34 Kids With 17 Different Women Gets Some Bad News

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Jay Williams, famous for fathering 34 children with 17 different women, received some bad news. The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced that it was canceling plans to produce a reality TV show about Williams which was slated to air September 2015.

The show intended to follow Williams, an Atlanta-based music producer, as he set out to bond with his children, whose ages range from 3 to 27 years old, the Daily Mail reported.

OWN released a statement that announced their plans to cancel the series:

OWN has decided not to move forward with the Jay Williams docu-series. The series aimed to follow Jay as he worked to put his life and fractured relationships in order and to hold him accountable every step of the way. The intention was to help Jay work to establish new connections with his family, his children and the mothers of his children. Production has ended and the series will not air.

Williams was first introduced to the public eye when he appeared on an episode of OWN’s popular series "Iyanla: Fix My Life," hosted by life coach Iyanla Vanzant. 

"So let me ask you this question, Jay," Vanzant said in the episode, according to the Daily Mail. "Thirty-four children. At any point, did it dawn on you this is too much?"

"No," Williams replied, adding that he did use condoms while having intercourse with the women he impregnated.

"I probably would have had 200 kids if I didn’t use condoms."

The host then asked Williams why he had "dropped" his children and failed to be a father-figure for them.

“I would like to confess that I absolutely did not love or care for myself at all,” he told four of his children present at the time of the interview.

“I have not honored your mothers as women the way that I should have. I would never say willingly, but I absolutely fell short on my responsibilities to you as a provider, at times. 

“And the biggest thing that I would like to confess is that I absolutely did not live up to be the true man that I am and the father that you really have. I am responsible for the reason why each and every one of you absolutely don't know me."

Williams' children were reportedly not moved by their father's remarks.

"I just want you to know that I really don't care anymore," one of his daughters told him. "I'm just not buying it."

Williams’ series was planned to be a spinoff of his segment on Vanzant’s show, according to Variety. OWN did not comment on why the series was pulled.

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