Rappers and athletes aren’t the only ones out here with break babies. Apparently NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner also had a child outside of his marriage and his widow wants nothing to do with her.
According to Daily Mail reports:
She might be Eric Garner’s daughter, but she won’t be part of Garner’s family.
The chokehold victim’s widow, Esaw Garner, acknowledged Friday that a 16-month-old girl named Legacy is her husband’s daughter with another woman — but said she wants nothing to do with the tot or her mother, Jewel Miller.
“As far as her being accepted into our family, that’ll never happen,” Garner told the Daily News when asked about the baby.
Eric Garner had been living with Miller for three years before his fatal encounter with Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island last July.
The News reported Friday that a DNA test recently confirmed Miller’s assertion that Legacy is Garner’s daughter. That puts her in line for the largest share of any payout the Garner family gets from the city.
“They knew she was his daughter but they didn’t want the public to know so they could keep up the image of the happily married husband and wife together which was the farthest thing from the truth,” Miller said Thursday. “I think it was a public relations thing.”
“And Esaw is just money hungry,” she added.
An angry Esaw Garner kept mostly tight-lipped Friday.
“I know the truth. My kids know the truth,” she said. “We know that’s her baby and fine, that’s what she’s entitled to.”
She declined further comment, saying her lawyer had advised her not to talk.
Eric Garner had four biological children with Esaw, ranging in age from 15 to 25.
The family’s lawyer, Jonathan Moore, is preparing a wrongful death suit against the police officers involved in Garner’s death.
A notice of claim — the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city — filed last year listed Legacy as a potential beneficiary, in addition to Garner’s children with Esaw.
The filing said the family would seek up to $75 million for Garner’s death.
This is such a huge shame. We can understand Garner’s window’s feelings but at the same time — these women and their children are all mourning the same thing, it’s a shame they can’t come together over their loss.