This is the custody battle that doesn’t end…yes it goes on and on my friends. Sing it with me now.
After Usher was awarded custody of his two sons with ex-wife Tameka Raymond and her requests for an appeal were denied I really didn’t think there was anything else to talk about regarding the Raymonds and child custody but I was wrong. Yesterday Ursh and Meek Meek appeared in court to address two motions Tameka’s attorneys filed that allowed the original joint custody order to be continue temporarily.
According to Straight from the A:
Fulton County Judge Tipton-Lane was asked to recuse herself from hearing the motion for new trial due to her “financial relationship” with one of Usher’s attorneys, John Mayou. Tipton-Lane refused to recuse herself, so Tameka’s attorney was forced to present her argument that the judge was biased.
It was argued that Tameka’s due process was violated by the judge and John Mayoue’s non-disclosure.e.
Tameka’s attorneys spoke of the inconsistencies with the judges ruling, stating the it was “inconsistent with the evidence presented” as well as that it was “inconsistent with the psychological reports obtained.” (I.e. she’s not crazy)
It was also brought to the court’s attention that Usher intentionally failed to disclose that he had secured a position on “The Voice.”
Another issue brought up to the court was that Usher had been out of the state 17 days in these 24 days of October 2012 and that it was undisputed that he would NOT be in town at least 70/80 percent of the time.
During the original trial, Tameka’s side requested Usher’s schedule and the judge never ordered him to produce it. Her attorney surmised that they needed it to prove he was lying about being able to maintain primary custody in the state.
Usher’s refusal to pay attorney’s fees was argued as well. As it was his decision to bring forth the original action seeking SOLE custody, and that Tameka had won 3 of the 5 contempt charges that were presented to the court, it was argued that her attorney’s should be paid by her ex-husband.
Usher’s attorneys argued that he had already paid $25,000 to Randy Kessler (Tameka’s former attorney), and West (Tameka’s current attorney) argued that they did so with no issues. Now that she has requested payment, Usher’s attorneys were refusing to pay additional funds, suggesting that the $25,000 should have been reallocated.
In other words, this situation is far from over.