The internet is dragging a woman for exposing the father of her best friend’s child in a new post going viral on social media.
A woman under the username u/festus982 posed the question to Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, “AITA for yelling at my friend because she revealed the paternity of my son to his biological father and his family after I asked her not to?” The viral post has over 10,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.
The Redditor began her story by explaining that she became pregnant and the baby was her ex’s. He was honest with her and told her that he didn’t want to be a child as he was “too selfish.” She wanted to keep the baby, and the two of them came up with a financial agreement. She expected nothing else from him. She wrote that only her family, and her best friend, “Nancy,” knows about her child and she planned on keeping it that way.
She had recently told Nancy as she thought she was able to trust her and reiterated to her that she wanted no one else to know.
“Despite agreeing not to, she ended up telling not only my ex about me supposedly hiding his baby from him, but also his entire family. It’s caused a lot of issues and my ex’s family have a lawyer threatening to take my son away from me. My ex’s family are influential and I can’t afford to fight them in court so I’m genuinely terrified of them,” she wrote.
Everyone who takes someone to court is in for what could be a tough battle, especially in child custody cases. For the best chance at winning full custody of a child, the court will look at the best interests of the child. Other things that the judge could be looking at are how the parents dress for their court date, their demeanor and how well-prepared they are, per Very Well Family.
After realizing that the Reddit user’s ex already knew about the child, she apologized to the original poster (OP).
“I told her she was a b***h and that she had ruined my life. Nancy has been getting sympathy from some of our mutual friends who think I was too harsh since she thought she was doing the right thing by telling my ex, who is like family to her, that he had a child,” she concluded.
Many Reddit users shared their thoughts on the OP’s friend.
“[Not the a**hole]. She didn’t just tell your ex but also his family. She in ‘knowing best’ has potentially created a situation for him and a huge legal issue for you which you not only can’t afford but also could result in you losing custody of your child. Yes you have the right to be angry her interfering could ruin your life,” u/Whitestaunton received the top comment with 14,000 upvotes.
“She ran around running her mouth, thinking she was doing the right thing. Did she ask if he knew? Did she approach him on her own? No, she took it to 11. She didn’t want to ‘do the right thing’, she wanted to be seen doing the ‘right thing’. You don’t need that negativity in your life,” wrote u/-siris99.
The original poster commented, “I told her he knew but she said I looked guilty so she thought I was lying and that family was important to my ex so she couldn’t believe he would abandon his own son. She told him and his family at the same time.”
U/apfreckles exclaimed, “[Not the a**hole] at all. You and your ex made a decision between the two of you that you both feel is best for your child and yourselves. If she truly felt concern for your child, and believed you were hiding this child from him she would have only told him, but instead she chose to air your personal situation to his family. Sounds like her goal was to start drama.”
“Your ‘ friend ‘ is an absolute a**hole, she should have respected the fact that you didn’t want everyone else to know something personal of yours,” u/kirigiriimpact
“She broke your trust. I would demand she pay for the lawyer that you will now need thanks to her idiocy,” u/isabelladangelo exclaimed.
“she should mind her own business,” u/DumDumGimmeYumYums added.
Newsweek reached out to u/festus982 for comment.
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