The “Paternity Court” creator’s Daytime Emmys speech that excluded host Judge Lauren Lake may have been intentional. You don’t say?
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Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal / Courtroom Program, but Judge Lake wasn’t allowed to give an acceptance speech. Instead, creator & executive producer David Armour gave a full-length speech after being presented the trophy and then failed to not only thank Judge Lake he proceeded to thank his dog, makeup artist, wife, 3rd grade teacher, children & the milkman. This would not have happened with Judge Judy, Judge Mathis or Judge Marilyn Milian. Judge Lauren Lake responded.
When the daytime courtroom series won for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program, creator David Armour took to the stage with the cast and crew and delivered a full acceptance speech thanking everyone from his 4th grade teacher to his masseuse, but failed to acknowledge Lake. Social media erupted with disappointment and anger on behalf of Judge Lake, who later addressed the bittersweet moment in a Twitter video.
“I just wanted you to know that I am fully aware of how upset you are that when ‘Paternity Court’ won the Emmy … I did not get a chance to speak to you from the stage. I want you to know that I’ve already started some very serious conversations with my team, and we’re going to be meeting in the near future to discuss this further.”
David later apologized in a post on Facebook, writing, “Congratulations to the BEST! My sister from another mister, Lauren Lake on her well-deserved Emmy win! After stumbling through a speech and not mentioning the biggest reason ‘Paternity Court’ is a huge success, Lauren Lake, I have pledged to never again make fun of people who walk on stage with a written speech…you are a dream and I hope we have the opportunity to work together and help families for many many more years to come! #FeelTerribleButGladWeWon.”
However, a source states that there was nothing accidental about Judge Lake’s exclusion.
“He did that on purpose. It wasn’t an accident. He knew ahead of time that only one person could speak. He was going to dust her anyway,” the source claims
David’s Facebook picture:
A spokesman for the National Academy of Television confirmed that nominees are told “long in advance” that there can only be one speaker no matter the size of the group.
Source: Page Six