BLACK VOICES
06/21/2012 03:54 pm ET

Flavor Flav Avoids Jail Sentence, Pays $25,000 In Back Child Support

Despite owing more than $111,000 in back child support payments to the mother of three of his children, Flavor Flav has dodged serving jailing time.

According to the New York Daily News, the Public Enemy MC-turned-television-personality paid $25,000 to Mary Parker of Albany, N.Y., this week during a court hearing, avoiding a 180-day jail sentence.

Following his court appearance, Flav released a statement to TMZ:

"No matter what's in the media, I am a good father to all 7 of my children. I'll never let my family do without! I do the best that I can with what I got and I try to make it work, and any man that doesn't take care of his kids is not a real man and he doesn't get good luck. I am satisfied with the judge's decision and I thank the judge for being understanding. Operation No Doubt is now in progress!!!"

In addition to forking over the hefty lump sum, the reality star also agreed to pay an additional $1,200 per month to Parker, according to the Daily News.

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