Bad dad, Usher! So says ex Tameka Raymond, who just petitioned a Georgia court for sole custody of their two children.
According to TMZ, which obtained the papers, Tameka accuses the R&B star of a host of offenses, including denying her Christmastime with the kids and cutting off her Saks 5th Avenue credit card. Read more…The couple has joint custody of their two sons from their brief marriage, 3-year-old Usher V and 2-year-old Naviyd. Tameka says Usher kept her from seeing them as scheduled during Christmas 2010 and for two weeks last summer. She also charges that her ex failed to live up to other parts of their custody agreement, such as giving her approval of any new nannies he hires and letting her have first go at watching the boys if he has to be away from them for more than 8 hours. Raymond’s lawyer said in a statement that Usher has a history of “retaliation” against Raymond when she expresses her “concerns over his lifestyle and its effects upon their children.”
Fair enough. If Usher really is playing the heinous “use the kids as pawns” divorce game, then it’s time to put a stop to it. Unfortunately, Tameka is doing some serious cred-damage by bringing money into the mix. The court papers also say Usher cut off her Saks 5th Avenue credit card, depriving her of its “special benefits.” And because his income has seen a boost in the days since their divorce, Tameka is asking for more child support.
What do you think? Does Usher deserve to lose custody, or is this all about the money? Sound off!
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