Today In More WTF News: Deadbeat Dad Fakes Death To Avoid Child Support Payments


Forget anything you’ve ever seen on Maury, this Brittish man is the King of all Deadbeat Fathers. He has eight children by eight different women, with a ninth one on the way. He faked his death so that he can avoid paying child support for the last child.

Via BossipJust when many thought the jobless layabout could stoop no lower, he posed as a friend to announce his own death by text. With a ninth child on the way, the binman’s son was desperate to avoid paying out any more than the £5 a week he currently gives towards each of his other children.

He sent a text message to his pregnant former girlfriend Clare Bryant, 22, telling her: ‘Keith is dead.’ Miss Bryant, who already has a one-year-old daughter by MacDonald, rang his mobile phone, but there was no answer. She then called the local hospitals and the police, but to no avail. Two weeks passed before Miss Bryant found out that 25-year-old MacDonald was, in fact, alive and well. He sent her a message to apologise and told her that he wanted to ‘get away from his life’.

Last night an unrepentant MacDonald admitted that he had pretended to be dead, saying: ‘I get so much hassle from everybody.’ He then tried to blame Miss Bryant for starting the rumour. ‘It all came from Clare, she started it off. I thought I may as well just go along with it.’ MacDonald, who is paid £44 a week in income support and has never held down a permanent job, denies fathering all but one of his children on the grounds that they have different hair colour from him.

It is claimed that he may have fathered up to 15 children, by 14 mothers. MacDonald, who met the majority of his conquests at bus stops, currently spends most of his benefits on lager and fruit machines. MacDonald boasts that he has slept with more than 40 women. He first became a father at the age of 15. Miss Bryant gave birth to his eighth child, Paige, last April.

Not only is this man trifling but the women who have unprotected sex with him are just as trifling and stupid. WTF!