OWN Pulls Upcoming Docuseries About Man Who Fathered 34 Children

Jay Williams - H 2015
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Jay Williams - H 2015

OWN has decided not to move forward with a planned docuseries about music producer Jay Williams, who has 34 children with 17 women, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

“OWN has decided not to move forward with the Jay Williams docuseries,” the network said in a statement. “The series aimed to follow Jay as he worked to put his life and fractured relationships in order and to hold him accountable every step of the way. The intention was to help Jay work to establish new connections with his family, his children and the mothers of his children. Production has ended and the series will not air.”

The series, which was to be produced by OWN and Evolution Media, was slated for a September premiere.

The network did not elaborate on the decision to scrap the project. Williams stirred up controversy when he appeared on another OWN unscripted series, Iyanla: Fix My Life, back in September.