A Pennsylvania judge has ordered attorney and television personality Sherri Shepherd to sign the birth certificate for a son born to a surrogate.
The judge found that Shepherd knowingly entered into a verbal agreement with a surrogate -- and she tried to back out of that agreement in the months before her son was born.
Shepherd's estranged husband Lamar Sally sued Shepherd to force her to take responsibility for her actions.
Shepherd, who didn't appear for the hearing, had argued that she was coerced by Sally into making the agreement with the surrogate.
The judge found that Shepherd and Sally are equally responsible for their son, and that Shepherd should sign the birth certificate.
Sally plans to take Shepherd to the cleaners in family court. Shepherd consistently makes poor choices in men, and she blames others for her failures.
From gossip tabloid TMZ:
Lamar says he's ecstatic with the ruling telling TMZ, "I want her to go on television and apologize the same way that she went on there and accused me of being a gold digger and tricking her into having a baby."
We're told Shepherd was a no-show at the hearing.
The two still need to meet in front of a judge in L.A. to sort out the child support situation. He wants her to help take care of the child.