After missing two court dates in the matter, rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard turned up in Kings County Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning to face charges that he is a deadbeat dad.
According to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, O.D.B. (who was born Russell Jones and recently adopted the moniker Big Baby Jesus) stepped before the judge and signed an agreement to pay $35,000 in back child support owed to Icelene Jones, the mother of three of his many children. The District Attorney says that the total amount owed was actually higher than that, but that $35,000 is the amount deemed acceptable by the family and the court. He is due back in court on July 24 to make sure that the agreement is honored.
O.D.B.'s court date in the matter was initially set for Friday, May 15, but the rapper failed to show up, prompting authorities to issue a bench warrant for O.D.B. The date was then moved to Tuesday, May 19, but the rapper missed the date once again, and yet another bench warrant was issued. Both warrants were quashed when O.D.B. turned up in court on Wednesday.
The District Attorney also noted that the rapper was in court last month to plead guilty to charges of attempted assault against the very same woman that he must now pay child support to. On April 6, O.D.B. plead guilty to the charge, and was granted a conditional release. Icelene Jones was also granted a full order of protection as part of that ruling.