The continuing sick and sad saga of Alfie Patten of Sussex, England sickly and sadly continues.
Alfie, as you may know, is the diminutive junior stud who allegedly got neighbor girl Chantelle in the family way when he was all of 12 and she 14. The plot thickened as two other boys, Richard and Tyler, stepped up to the cricket plate to claim paternity. For details on the whole sordid mess, prior to today, see ”Update on Alfie: Sex and the Sussex Single Boys,” http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=837.
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind,” the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley optimistically wrote, just as when scandal erupts, the money can’t be far behind and it has reared its ugly head in the matter of Maisie, Chantelle’s week old baby fathered by, err, someone.
A family friend–or former friend–of Penny Steadman, the maternal grandmum, has ratted her out with his revelation that Penny instructed the mum, Chantelle, to keep mum on her trysts with Richard and Tyler and perhaps half the town’s soccer team.
Everyone following this?
Word is that Penny has already been paid about $40,000. by the British tabloid, The Sun, for the story and pictures of the happy, (very) young couple and tons more is in the works and she feared that if her daughter were painted as a painted woman her new income would dry up: http://www.parentdish.com/2009/02/18/teen-mother-told-to-keep-quiet-about-other-boys/.
That scenario is unlikely though since it would only make the scandal more scandalous and instead of a brief reality show could become an ongoing series on the telly. After all, the cast of characters, includes a bunch of real characters: at least four lusty teens, Penny–who condoned Alfie’s sleepovers–and Alfie’s dad who is said to have nine or ten kids of his own.
The incognito dad is seen here on the way to visit little Maisie in the hospital with a sign telling reporters to see his publicist for comments:
Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up, folks!