By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Wednesday, August 3, 2016
V-103 afternoon host Big Tigger denied being the father of Keshia Knight Pulliam's baby on his afternoon show yesterday.
He didn't mention her name but it's obvious who he was talking about. The former "Cosby Show" actress announced last month that she was pregnant. Then her husband and former NFL player Ed Hartwell proceeded to file papers less than two weeks later for divorce. The two sides have since been accusing the other of cheating. It's been a rather ugly, public feud and Tigger wants nothing to do with it.
Tigger dated Pulliam in 2014 but broke up with her sometime last year.
Here's what Tigger said on air verbatim:
“There’s been lots of conversation and innuendo suggesting that I might be the father of someone’s child. There is zero – zero percent chance that the child that is being alleged might be mine, is mine. Could not have impregnated a female that I have not spoken to nor seen nor been in the physical presence of… since our breakup. Any insinuation, speculation, intimation or rumor of me being the father of that young lady’s beautiful child… just not true. Furthermore, I respect the institution and concept of marriage, that’s why I have not been married. My father was married three times. I don’t want to do that. I want to get married once… Third, I find it incredibly unfortunate that any man would desert his woman, his pregnant wife. Furthermore to do so behind her back, while publicly questioning her character by asking for a paternity test to me is corny. That’s my opinion.”
Lisa Wu, Hartwell's ex and current TV One "Hollywood Divas" cast member, also addressed the issue on Instagram before deleting her item:
“I wasn’t going 2 say anything but enough is enough! It’s ironic that someone is trying 2 avoid 'this' type of media & drama when she has been the one that keeps this going. I have said not 1 word about this unfortunate situation. This type of attention & media is beneath her? I can’t tell. I do know who’s writing this humorous satire but it is comical and exhausting at the same time. I've allowed people to assume as they wish and it's been hurtful. But It's no 1's Biz & there is children involved. Not only her unborn child, but my 9 year old who can read very well."