Tameka Raymond Suspects Shady Biz Between Usher’s Lawyer And Judge

August 27, 2012  |  

We all know Tameka Raymond is not the type to back down so it should come as no surprise that the ex-wife of Usher is planning to file an appeal to the custody ruling handed down Friday in which Usher was granted primary custody of the former couple’s two sons, Usher V and Naviyd. What may be a little surprising though is the justification for the appeal. When Tameka started tweeting about how “money can buy many things” after the ruling, many assumed she was talking about Usher’s money, but Tameka seems to think Usher’s lawyer’s cash may have played a part in the custody outcome as well. As our favorite gossip site tells it:

“[S]ources close to Tameka tell TMZ, she feels the ruling was unfair. We’re told Tameka recently found out that Usher’s lawyer’s law firm threw an election fundraiser back in 2008 for the judge who presided over the trial … and she feels that connection may have influenced the ruling.

“According to the campaign contribution report for Judge Lane, the law firm that represented Usher raised $1,278 for Lane in March 2008.

“Sources tell us … Tameka is baffled by the decision because she argued in court that Usher is constantly on the road, where as she has the more stable schedule … thus it makes no sense to give him primary custody.

Being real, $1,200 isn’t a whole lot of money but it does show the law firm that represented Usher supports Judge Lane, meaning the ruling could be proof of a little “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” agreement between the parties. It’s not as though the judge didn’t have plenty of other things to base her ruling on though, considering some of the petty allegations thrown at Usher and questions regarding Tameka’s mental state. At this point, Usher’s ex-wife may just be grasping for $1,200 straws, but she could have a case if the connection between Ursh’s lawyer and the judge turns out to be as suspect as it looks on the surface. What do you think?

Do you think the contribution Usher’s law firm made to Judge Lane presents a conflict of interest?

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  • realadulttalk

    She showed herself as financially unstable with that whole Saks card incident. You want custody of children that you have no means to support!! If their father is going to support them in a certain lifestyle he might as well do it from his own home.


    This chick had these children for the money, without them, there is no money. I don’t feel sorry for this gold digging lunitic. I’m glad Ursher got his boys. Now maybe Tameka will sit her azz down and wonder what she has done not to have full custody of any of her children.

  • Everyone in the industry whispers behind her back how she’s certified crazy! Not really hard to believe! Plus, she’s completely broke without him + just blew a fortune on her son’s hospital stay from his accident, which by-the-way is the reason he died so quickly! She couldn’t afford to keep him alive, so they pulled the plug. All of these small things would’ve factored into the judges verdict.

    • Yvette

      Her son was brain dead for almost 2 weeks. Keeping a person alive in that condition would drain even the wealthiest person’s pockets. The decision to pull the plug on that precious child had absolutely nothing to do with money but everything to do with quality of life.

  • Lola

    There is a conflict of interest, no matter how small the amount of money was. If I were Tameka, I would appeal this ruling with a quickness. Usher is constantly traveling and is an admitted womanizer, something doesn’t seem right. Either way, my heart goes out to her because this cannot be easy to lose custody of two children soon after another child has passed.

  • MsV

    Poor Tameka! She is clueless how to fight to win custody battle. She needs leverage in court something so damaging to Usher’s career/reputation to force him to give her sole custody and never sue her again.
    In a dog fight you go for the throat. I can’t think of a better reason for a mother to be ruthless when someone threatens access to her children. It is time for Tameka to take off the gloves and go there.

    • Yay!

      It appears she did try to drag him in court and in the public with all the stories of him being a womanizer, a druggie, etc. There is obviously more to this story on Tameka’s end for the judge to give a busy celebrity father full custody.

      • MsV

        Tameka needs PROOF to discredit Usher. Usher is reportedly gay maybe pics of him naked with a man would give Tameka leverage..

        • Yvette

          So if he is gay he doesn’t deserve custody of his sons. Please! this is 2012. Next!

          • MsV

            And? Everyone does not support homosexuality even in 2012. If it were public knowledge Usher is gay his career would go the way of Ricky Martin.

    • realadulttalk

      Hmm-and then what type of person would that make her? And how would she be viewed in the eyes of her male children? Not to mention-this woman surely has many a skeleton lurking in the closet filled with things from Saks that her ex-husband paid for.

  • baddvixentype

    if that were true why would she just now be lookin into it. let it go, you lost!

  • Charla

    I read online that she didn’t/don’t have full custody of her sons with Ryan Glover. I wonder if that’s true? If so, there must be something about her that we don’t know. But it does seem odd that someone with a busy schedule would get primary custody {shrugs shoulders}.

    • Yvette

      I have been saying the same thing. So I guess even with all the traveling he does, the judge thinks he is the better parent which doesn’t put Tamika in a good light considering she is home more.