Here we go with an update regarding Gospel Singer James Fortune, who is not at the center of a lawsuit, after severely injuring his stepson. James had the temerity to say he is shocked but the lawsuit, but the child’s biological father says he does not know why.
According to court document James Fortune punished his 4-year-old stepson but putting him in scalding hot water. This is something that James admitted to when his very evil low down tail plead guilty to the charges.
The photos, taken by investigators, of the boy back when he was 4-years old and suffered second and third degree burns are extremely graphic and heart reaching to view. According to Roderick Davenport the boys biological father said it looked as if his son had been set on fire.
“He is burned for just above his penis down to the soles of this feat and the upper portions of his buttocks and his hand up to his wrists,” saidDavenport’s attorney Toni Jones.
Roderick Davenport has rightfully filed a civil lawsuit against this creep James and his wife Cheryl Fortune, who obviously has some very serious mental issues to stay in a relationship with a man that would admit to abusing her child. Back in November of 2001 Cheryl made the dreadful mistake of leaving her son alone with James. He allegedly disciplined the 4-year-old because he colored on a table at school. Mr. Obnoxious wonders what he would have done if the little boy had really done something bad.
“The child recalls being told o take his clothe off and being whipped naked and pushing him in the tub and not letting him out of the tub,” said Jones.
“I could not believe that someone would do that to a 4-year-old,” said the boy’s father.
James had to use physical force to hold the boy down in the scalding water for him to have been burned so severely; which was confirmed by doctors that treated the little boy due to how severe the burns, however James Fortune lied and lied and said his stepson caused the injuries to himself.
The 911 recording clearly allows you to hear James say, “My son just burned himself in the bathtub. He was messing around in the bath and turned the water on hot.” During the call you can her that poor child screaming in the background.
The 4-year-old boy spent 63 days in Shriner’s Burn hospital inGalvestonafter he was flown there by live flight. Child protective services took custody away form Cheryl due to the investigationDavenportwas granted custody and Cheryl was giver visitation.
“He has had dreams that wake him at night. He remembers the helicopter,” saidDavenport. “He remembers pain. He remembers screaming. He remembers crying. The child has flashes of memory of skin and blood in the water,” added Jones.
It was in 2003 that the sleazebag James Fortune pled guilty to Felony Injury to a Child and was given six years deferred adjudication.
Deferred Adjudication is a form of plead deal available in various jurisdictions, where a defendant pleads “guilty” or “No Contest” to criminal charges in exchange fo meeting certain requirements laid out by the court within an allotted period of time also ordered by the court. Upon completion for the requirement, which may include probation, treatment, community service, or some form or community supervision, the defendant man avoid a formal conviction on their record or have their case dismissed. in some cases, an order of non-disclosure can be obtained, and sometimes a record can be expunged.
It will break your heart to hear how Roderick Davenport express how you want to be there to protect your children. “You want to be there for your child and you want to protect them as much as you possibly can and I felt I has dropped the ball that I was not there for him,” Davenport.
Davenport done extremely well to not be serving a life sentence in prison for killing James for what he did to his son. If James is capable of something like this then it is no telling what he had done to the little boy in attempts to have punished him.
Read James Fortune’s entire statement below:
“Several months ago I received a demand for payment form my stepson’s father for and injury to my stepson that occurred in 2001. In the midst of negotiating a settlement regarding that injury, I was served with a lawsuit and now my wife and I are defending ourselves in civil court. At no time in the life was I convicted of felony injury to a child. Following my step-son’s injury, there was a criminal investigation and all matters were resolved.
Since that time, my family and I, including my stepson, have maintained and continuous loving family environment. Although his father has maintained custody, Cheryl and I have enjoyed continuous uninterrupted open visitation with my step-son since 2001.
We are shocked by this lawsuit but understand people are free to use the court system tp pursue matter, whether or not they claims are baseless. We are confident through this believe in our American justice system and know that once all the fact are made transparent justice will prevail in our favor.
This lawsuit is a direct result of our desire to continue the uninterrupted love, commitment, and financial support as well as to protect the ongoing wellbeing while enhancing the current living condition of our son. We have given our stepson his is currently in our car during the summer break continuous support and understand these allegations are a direct result of not only our increased profile and financial viability but an individual desire to exploit such.
We intend to vehemently defend our right to protect our family while maintaining the character integrity and trusted core values the Fortune family has been blessed to exemplify.”
Davenport is suing for five million dollars. He says he filed the suit because now tat 15-years old his son is old enough to get plastic surgery to correct some of the scarring and Davenport says Fortune was not agreeing to pay for those expenses.
It seems that if James was a nickel’s worth of dog meat he would have gladly paid whatever his stepson’s father was asking, but he rather continue to perpetrate a fraud and make a living singing Zion songs while he over taken by a demonic spirit. If you look closely as his photos you can feel a strange and very eerie spirit looking back at you.
What mother would stay in a marriage with a man that would bring such harm to her child? Talking about a dysfunctional family what kind of circus is the Fortune household. A very deep, dark, and sick secret has been exposed on this family and James needs to be investigated to find out just what else he might has done to children. He is demonic period!