Amazing ‘Maury’ Couple Arrested In A Hotel Brawl The Night Before Taping

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04.05.14 5 Comments


My first job right out of college was working for a company that made yellow pages ads, which was basically a factory and had people working 24-hours a day over three shifts — so for a couple of years, I worked second shift. During that time I got heavily acquainted with quite a bit of daytime TV, and Maury was my favorite of guilty pleasures.

So hearing this story, about a Maury couple that couldn’t be bothered to wait to get to the stage to fight, brought some nostalgic joy into my life today. John Coley, 46, and Shantae McGhee-Brown, 25, of Chicago were charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after duking it out in the Connecticut DoubleTree they were staying at the night prior to their episode taping.

Police were called to the DoubleTree, 789 Connecticut Ave., for a report of a disturbance on the third floor at 11:45 p.m. Officers were met in the hallway by McGhee-Brown, who was dressed only in a towel and initially misidentified herself, police said.

McGhee-Brown told officers that she had thrown a vase and broken a table during a fight with her boyfriend, police said. She said that the two were slated to appear on Maury Povich’s talk show, and she became upset after finding out that Coley slept with her mother, according to police. Coley was slated to take a lie detector test on the show, and the couple was supposed to be booked in different hotel rooms. At the DoubleTree, they encountered one another and began arguing.

He was sleeping with her mother because of course he was. But hey, at least he admitted it! One thing I’ve never been able to understand about Maury guests is how they’re always so adamant that they didn’t stick their dick into this person, or they know for one thousand percent that so and so is the father of their kid, when THEY KNOW FULL WELL THERE IS A TEST RESULT THAT IS GOING TO SAY OTHERWISE. Are these people really just that dumb or are they coached to say this stuff? Probably a little of column A and column B, I’d wager. Still, I’d love a Reddit AMA to clear this up for once and for all.

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