“I made some mistakes,” sings Gospel star James Fortune in his 2008 single “I Trust You”. One of those mistake has come back to haunt him and his wife Cheryl Fortune. A multimillion dollar lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Fortune’s stepson and Cheryl’s son.

From Examiner.com:

According to an article and news video from My Fox Houston, popular Houston gospel music artist James Fortune and his wife Cheryl Fortune have been named in a five million dollar lawsuit related to the abuse of James Fortune’s stepson and Cheryl Fortune’s son.

The incident, which happened in 2001, resulted in the 4-year old child having severe burns over nearly 50% of his body. The lawsuit states that the child has had to undergo skin graft operations and is permanently disfigured. In 2003, James Fortune pled guilty to felony injury to a child and received six years deferred adjudication.

The child is now 15-years old and the family has stated that the money from the lawsuit would be used to pay for plastic surgery to correct the disfigurement from the abuse.

James Fortune is from and still lives in the Houston area. He and his group FIYA are multiple Stellar award winning artists known for the hit gospel songs “I Believe” and “I Trust You.”

Thanks to loyal reader NaijaGal for the tip!

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