25-year-old says he was abandoned, forced to join gang.
Mr. T is being sued by a young man who claims to be his illegitimate child, according to legal documents obtained by RadarOnline.com. The A-Team star has been slapped with a $5.4 million suit from Alexander Taylor, 25, who says he was abandoned by the actor and, as a result, suffered "low self-esteem" and turned to a life of crime.
In the legal papers, Taylor claims that the actor — real name Laurence Tureaud — walked out of his life because "he did not fit into Mr. T’s public image."
Taylor claims "Mr. T had a responsibility and obligation as a father to help provide Alexander with the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter," but instead he chose to "neglect and abuse" him during his childhood. As a result, Taylor says he went down the wrong path, wound up in juvenile hall and became part of a gang.
"Perhaps things would be different if Alexander did not know his father; Mr. T spent quite a bit of time with Alexander. For example, Mr. T would take Alexander to preschool," states the document, adding, "Then all of a sudden Mr. T walked out of Alexander’s life and never looked back."
Mr. T, a born-again Christian married for 40 years with three kids, has never publicly commented on the existence of a love child and hasn't yet responded to this lawsuit.
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