James Fortune: Gospel Singer allegedly being sued for child abuse-HipHopNC
  • Recording artist James Fortune performs during BET's Celebration of Gospel at the Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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    HipHopNC- James Fortune a successful gospel singer is being sued for allegedly burning his stepson, leaving the boy disfigured with severe burns over nearly 50% of the child’s body. Fortune, who is from and still lives in Houston, Texas, is named in the lawsuit with his wife Cheryl Fortune.

    According to FOX26:
    The boy has had “numerous skin graft operations to both hands, legs, buttocks and genitals and is permanently disfigured”. Child Protective Services was called and charges were filed. That all happened in 2001. In 2003 James Fortune pled guilty to felony Injury To a Child and received 6-years deferred adjudication.

    That 4-year old boy is now 15-years old and his biological father is suing the Fortunes for five million dollars. The family says that money would be used to pay for plastic surgery to correct the boy’s disfigurement from the burns. I tried to reach James and Cheryl Fortune but I haven’t yet heard back from them. James Fortune is also the former choir director at Houston’s Higher Dimension Church.

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