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Massive Debt, Claims Of Child Abandonment Behind Tamika Fuller Losing Custody; Luda Celebrates Decision On IG

January 29th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We shared with you yesterday that rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges ended up winning primary custody of his daughter, Cai. This decision has left Tamika Fuller with only visitation after raising the 13-month-old as primary guardian all this time. The news was shocking to a lot of people, who expected that Fuller would be able to maintain primary custody, especially after hearing the story she shared of the rapper allegedly bribing her to have an abortion. But it wasn’t a shock to Ludacris, who seemingly celebrated the custody news by posting this meme on Instagram last night. It was about the truth:

 

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People who follow the rapper had a mixed reaction to his straightforward message:

“You ain’t shit for that.”

“I’m truly upset about this. The mother must have been doing something right if she has been raising the baby from the beginning and the baby is healthy and not hurt. Money truly is the bigger evil.”

“you are dead wrong. GOD is watching. I’ve lost respect for you.”

“Good job Luda, it’s about time men got some justice instead of getting screwed over by these gold diggers”

“Still love you eff everyone else. Karma is growing up to be a beautiful young lady so I know you’ll do great with this one.”

“You don’t interfere with a child’s right to know their father and without a toxic environment being created. Judges don’t make this move lightly but they will when it’s NECESSARY!”

Since the news broke, reasons why Fuller lost primary custody have surfaced. According to an exclusive report from Bossip (who contacted a source in the courtroom when the decision was handed down), shaky finances and questionable parenting of her first child were a big issue for presiding Judge Dorothy Downs. It was an issue of “her instability versus his stability.”

The judge said Fuller’s $800 a month salary as a housekeeping supervisor for a national hotel chain couldn’t compare to the lifestyle her millionaire rapper baby-daddy – and his new wife, Eudoxie – could provide the tot.

During the three-day trial, the judge heard that Fuller disappeared for a few years after the birth of her eldest daughter, leading to questions about child abandonment.

The judge also recommended that Fuller get a better paying job. It came out in court that Fuller’s expenses are four times her $800 a month salary.

Based on the decision, Fuller will get to see Cai 11 days out of each month, but Bridges will have her for the rest of the time.

 

Ludacris Awarded Primary Custody Of Daughter Cai, Says He’s “Gratified” By Decision

January 28th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Despite allegedly requesting that Tamika Fuller have an abortion after finding out that she was pregnant with his child, Ludacris has been designated as the most “fit and proper parent” for 13-month-old Cai Bella Bridges by a judge.

According to People, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was awarded primary custody of Cai on Monday after an ongoing court battle with Fuller. She was granted visitation. In an exclusive statement given to the magazine, Bridges shared his thoughts on the decision:

“After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter.”

But as previously mentioned from a court hearing, according to Fuller, Bridges asked her to get an abortion when she shared the news of her pregnancy:

“I told him the same day that I found out. He was not happy. He cried. It wasn’t that he wasn’t happy because he did say, ‘This wasn’t something that we planned. Let’s move forward and get an abortion. We’re not going to have a family. The baby is not going to be with the mother and the father in the same house. This is all bad.’ [He said] it would ruin his life. It’s going to ruin his career.”

Bridges would allegedly go on to try and offer Fuller thousands of dollars and a house to keep quiet, and a little over $900 to cover the cost of an abortion.

But according to People, these type of comments may have hurt Fuller. Bridges reportedly claimed that Fuller damaged his reputation as she sought increased child support payments from the rapper. He reportedly used her statements against him and public inquiries into his finances as an underlying reason why he would be able to provide a better environment for their daughter to grow up in. But there were obviously deeper reasons behind this decision, aside from a few statements here and there about him. In the end, Ludacris will be the primary guardian for their daughter, and it looks like Fuller will have to provide child support.

Fuller and Bridges conceived Cai while the rapper was in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Eudoxie. They were able to carry on their relationship despite his cheating, and after popping the question to Eudoxie in December, he married her on the same day in Costa Rica. Cai is Bridges’ second child and daughter. He has a 13-year-old daughter named Karma from a previous relationship.

“I Miss My Baby”: Kevin McCall On Not Being Able To See His Daughter Due To Drama With Eva Marcille

January 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Eva Marcille reportedly files restraining order against Kevin McCall following violent domestic dispute.

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We told you over the weekend that after feeling fed up with his situation with Eva Marcille, fed up with their issues keeping him from seeing his daughter, Marley, and being super fed up after watching Marcille flirt with Wale on Instagram, Kevin McCall found himself venting on social media. He basically said he was giving up on fighting to see his daughter, and was instead, leaving things in God’s hands:

“See you 2019 my princess [kiss emoji] God got it [praise hands] I surrender it ALL to him it is out of my hands Father in the name of Jesus I relinquish it ALL to you. Bless my children life’s not fair.”

Though he would quickly delete those comments, he left up video clips on Instagram of phone conversations with Eva. They can be heard arguing about why she won’t let him see Marley, feeling threatened by him, and a lot more.

It was overshare to the max, and in a brief chat with The Breakfast Club this morning, McCall explained his recent behavior, his troubled custody situation, and whether or not he really did all the things that caused Marcille to seek a restraining order against him.

Why He Insinuated That Wale Had Herpes, And What Made Him Apologize

I never spread a rumor that Wale had herpes. All I said was, ‘I’d never be jealous of a man with herpes. Drop the mic.’ But whoever got offended by it, that’s up to them.

I got a call from him and he came at me respectfully. So I felt like, the bigger high road thing to do was to just apologize. To not make it bigger than what it needs to be.

I insinuated it. So, this is what ya’ll gotta think about: If the shoe fits, wear it Cinderella.

Why He Lashed Out At Wale And Eva

I just been going through it with my baby. I miss my baby. I feel like Wale is one of my colleagues. I feel like with us going through our stuff in our private life, she shouldn’t be doing stuff like that. And as for him, I didn’t say anything about him. I said something to her on his page, but I didn’t say nothing about him. If I had something to say about him, I would have said it to his face. He know how I get down.

How He Will Deal If She Dates Men In The Entertainment Industry

That’s cool. They just have to deal with her baby daddy. I’m not trying to cause trouble, but it’s just gotta be a certain type of guy around my children.

On The Allegations Of Domestic Violence Towards Eva

A lot of my side wasn’t public because we made a deal that we weren’t gonna talk about it. And when that deal was broken by her representatives, you know, saying some crazy stuff about her safety and this and that, I started catching on to what was going on. I didn’t want to break my silence until I knew what was going on, because I still loved the girl at the time. I feel like family is important and you can’t let the devil come in and tear that up so I wanted to fight for mine. I felt like putting her out there too early was just gonna hurt my baby, cause that’s her mama.

Why He Said On Social Media That He Would See Marley In 2019

I said that because I had a recent conversation. I’m not going to talk about what was in the conversation. Basically, that was thrown in my face to basically hurt my feelings because I was saying ‘If you do fear for your life, let’s go to a police station and talk. Or lets sit down with mediation and talk and figure out a date or things I can do to just meet with my baby. That’s when she said, ‘Nah, you can’t see her ’til 2019.’

On The Last Time He Saw Marley In-Person

Sometimes she’ll let me pick her up and take her to church, but it’s probably been like a month or so.

How Allegations Of Abuse Have Affected Him

I wish society would stop jumping so much to the side of anyone, whether it’s male or female. Domestic violence is nothing to play with. It’s not something to just put on a man or woman. Restraining orders are not something to just play around with because it did mess up a lot of my money. And it was not true. I’m here to say it was not true.

 

Very tricky and sad situation. Hopefully they can come to some sort of medium so that Marley can have access to the both of them without drama. Check out his chat with The Breakfast Club below…

And check out his new song, “Naked Truth,” which is on this very complicated situation. It’s not bad!

Pilar Sanders Sentenced To A Week In Jail For Violating Custody Agreement

December 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Deion and Pilar Sanders will go down in the history books as one of the messiest celebrity breakups of all time. It seems like they’re in the news– mostly Pilar– bad mouthing each other or talking about their equally messy custody battle. And apparently, this week is no different. But now, someone’s going to serve some time.

According to the Dallas News, today, Pilar was sentenced to seven days in the county jail.

After hearing from witnesses and attorneys for Deion Sanders a judge found Pilar in contempt for failing to return her children to Deion after visitation and for taking possession of them when she shouldn’t have. These actions were in violation of the former couple’s divorce decree.

Initially, the judge sentenced her to 30 days in jail but then suspended that sentence for a year.

As she was being taken into custody, Pilar said she objected to the day’s proceedings. Earlier, she appeared before the judge with no attorney, saying she was there under threat, duress and coercion. She told the court,“I am not a part of the United States corporation.” Pilar had no witnesses to testify on her behalf and when the judge asked her if she had any questions for Deion’s witnesses, she said, “I stand mute.” 

The hearing pertained to two accounts violating the divorce decree and the defamation suit Deion filed against Pilar last month.

The judge ordered that Pilar remove any statements that could be construed as damaging to her ex husband from social media. That case will come to trial on March 2.

Deion testified that the NFL has investigated Pilar’s allegations, which she’s posted on social media. Sanders said the nature of the posts have threatened negotiations to renew his contract and are jeopardizing his livelihood.

The judge also ruled that Pilar should not have possession of the former couple’s three children until further notice from the court.

During the hearing Pilar cited several legal statutes, saying she did not recognize the jurisdiction of the court. And when asked to give her name on the witness stand, she said: ““I am Pilar Sanders Love El Dey Allodial Moorish American.”

Deion testified that this past summer, after her visitation with the children had expired, Pilar did not return them. A police officer testified that he made three trips to her home attempting to return the children to Deion. The first time no one answered the door, the second Pilar would not allow the deputies inside and the third time, the officer had authority to enter the home by force to retrieve the children.

The officer testified that during their interactions, Pilar said that she was a Moorish American, under the laws of Morroco and the laws of the United States did not apply to her.

Once the children were returned to Deion, she filed a kidnapping complaint with Child Protective Services (CPS), who contacted the police. Because the court ordered the children to be taken, the authorities did not pursue charges. Another CPS investigator found that Pilar’s allegations of abuse and neglect had been investigated and ruled out.

I don’t have much to say. The story basically speaks for itself. But I will say I would love to ask Deion how he didn’t see these glaring red flags before he married Pilar?

Blac Chyna And Tyga Reportedly At Odds Over Rapper Bringing Random Women Around Their Son

August 25th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you earlier this month that rapper Tyga (of Young Money) and Blac Chyna (formerly a dancer at King of Diamonds) split after linking up back in 2011. We also told you last week that Blac Chyna took to Twitter to let it be known that she was loyal to the wrong person (a “f**k ni**a” as she put it), and that she never stepped out on the rapper during their relationship.

So things between the former couple aren’t so copacetic at this point, and according to TMZ, they’re only getting worse. It’s being reported that Chyna and Tyga are at odds because she wants the rapper to keep other women that he brings around for ‘fun’ away from their 1-year-old son King Cairo.

Tyga has reportedly started throwing pool parties with all kinds of women present as their son is inside the rapper’s home. While they both allegedly told one another that they wouldn’t bring their son around people they’re not serious about, word is, Tyga’s already reneged on that.

However, sources close to Tyga are reportedly claiming that Chyna has already started spending time with new men too. Whatever is happening, things have become so complicated between the former couple that they’re threatening to take their issues with one another to court for custody of King Cairo.

Let’s hope things don’t get ugly between these two…

An Emotional Pilar Sanders Loses Custody of Her Daughter

March 20th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week reported that after a lengthy custody battle, a judge awarded Deion Sanders primary custody of his two sons. And now, we’ve just learned that the retired football star has also been granted custody of his 9-year-old daughter, whom he also shares with estranged wife, Pilar. This appears to be the final blow for the model because while she fought for her husband for custody of the boys, she retained custody of their daughter.

Pilar’s camp tells RumorFix that she was caught off guard by the decision and wasn’t aware that she lost custody until she went to pick her daughter up from school.

“Pilar’s legal team was caught completely off guard. She found out as she was driving up to pick up her daughter at school today. The whole thing is unbelievable. She has been a stay at home mother all there children’s lives,” said one of her reps.

Pilar’s publicist, Kali Bowyer struck back in the media, suggesting that the judge presiding over the case was somehow corrupted.

“Unbelievable. Whose payroll is this judge on? Certainly not the taxpayers.,” Bowyer told the NY Post.

The mother of three took to her Twitter to express her disappointment about how things went down.

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She also vowed to be the voice for other mothers who have “unjustly” lost custody their children.

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According to reports, the courts have arranged for Pilar to see her children every Thursday for two hours and on the first, third and fifth weekends of every month, she’ll have the children from Thursday to Sunday.

What do you think of the court’s decision to grant Deion primary custody of his daughter?

Pilar Sanders Lost Custody of Her Sons, But Is She Blaming Bishop T.D. Jakes For It?

March 13th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday we told you that television producer and girlfriend of Deion Sanders, Tracey E. Edmonds testified in the seemingly never-ending child custody case between Deion and his estranged wife Pilar. Today it was announced that the courts finally reached a decision. According to TMZ, Deion was granted full custody of the couple’s two sons, who are 11 and 13. Pilar and Deion will share custody of their 9-year-old daughter.

Deion quickly took to his Twitter page to celebrate his victory.

“GOD IS SO GOOD AND FAITHFUL! !!! GOD IS SO WONDERFUL! TRUTH,” he tweeted.

“Thank all of you whom prayed for me and my children. The Truth is what it is. Never doubt God! Truth”

Meanwhile, Pilar thanked her supporters, despite her loss.

“Thank U So Much 2 Every1 Who Has Supported n Prayed 4 Me & My Babies! 4 Those Who Came 2 Tell The TRUTH Thank U 4 Not Being Bullied Down,” she tweeted.

“I’ve never seen anything like this! WOWOWOW!”

She also tweeted a cryptic message to Bishop T.D. Jakes and Pastor Omar Jahwar, accusing them of committing unspecified, but underhanded deeds. Many believe it has something to do with her custody battle.

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We’re not 100% sure what that’s about, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted. So far there has been no word from Bishop Jakes or his representatives.

Are you shocked by the outcome of the case? What do you think of the shot Pilar took at Bishop Jakes and Pastor Omar Jahwar?

Mama No! Famous Women Who Lost Custody Of Their Kids

January 8th, 2013 - By M A
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It has been a rocky road for some of Hollywood’s most notable names when it comes to their children. Custody battles aren’t exactly a rarity in Hollywood, but it it’s not often that judges rule in favor of men and award them custody of their children while offering their ex-wives visitation and sometimes no rights at all. That’s the situation all of these celebrity women found themselves in as they had to relinquishment their position as sole guardian and try their best to co-parent from afar.

I’m No Cheater: Pilar Sanders Takes A Polygraph Test To Prove She Never Stepped Out On Deion

January 4th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The divorce between retired NFL star, Deion Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar Sanders has got to be one of the ugliest in entertainment history. Both Deion and Pilar have made media headlines for all kinds of things since news broke that the two would be going their separate ways, from the ugly custody battle over their children to Pilar alleging that Deion was abusive to her during their relationship. According to Diary of a Hollywood Street King, the most recent addition to the saga is that Pilar allegedly cheated on Deion with a 22-year-old aspiring singer named Derrick ‘D-Jo’ Smith and an unnamed  multi-platinum New York rapper. Pilar has since denied those claims, putting an axe to any speculations that she may have been unfaithful to Deion by taking a polygraph test in which she is questioned about her sexual conduct during her relationship. She exclusively released her results to RumorFix.

In the polygraph test, Pilar was asked some pretty intrusive questions including:

“Other than Deion during your marriage have you touched your v*g*n* to an other person?”

“Other than Deion during your marriage have you touched your mouth to an other man’s p*n*s?”

“Other than Deion during your marriage have you had sexual contact with an other person?”

To all of these questions Pilar replied “No”. The test results concluded that Pilar was telling the truth; however, I’m pretty sure there will still be some skeptics. In addition to the polygraph results, Pilar’s publicist Kali Bowyer also released a statement addressing accusations that Pilar cheated on Deion.

 “This is a feeble attempt to discredit Pilar and/or anyone who even remotely takes her side or comes to her defense. It is obviously a desperate attempt to take the focus off Deion and the abuse my client endured throughout her marriage.”

“These attempts to defame and slander are just not something Pilar, nor our team will tolerate,” Bowyer went on to say before stating that the only unfaithful party in their marriage was Deion, who was actually accused of sleeping with a teenaged girl; however the validity of those accusations have yet to be proven.

I think it’s pretty horrible that things have come to this considering the two have been married for so long. Hopefully both Deion and Pilar will put an end to this drama soon and move on with their lives.

Flip to the next page if you’re nosy and interested in seeing a copy of the actual test results. What do you think of Pilar taking and releasing the results of her polygraph test?

He Tried To Kill Me: Pilar Sanders Exposes Details Regarding Alleged Abuse and Releases Domestic Violence Photos

December 27th, 2012 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Things have been getting extremely ugly between retired NFL star, Deion Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar as their bitter divorce has not only left them fighting over their $250 million estate, but also custody of their three children. Last week, we reported that Pilar lost custody of their two sons and that she vowed to stop at nothing to get her boys back.

Since the couple’s huge blowout last year, both Deion and Pilar have made heavy accusations against one another. These accusations have ranged from mental and emotional abuse to infidelity. In an exclusive interview with Mara of Cherry Martinez’s Cherry On Top,  Pilar addresses those allegations and more. Check out some of the interview’s highlights.

On Deion being abusive and domestic violence being common in NFL households:

Most recently, every picture on the web would show that my arm was broken and he busted my thumb in attempts to knock me out, kill me, yeah. And maybe, perhaps, people will believe it more so now, that, unfortunately, they were seeing this season. The very drastic increase of athletes, football players who snap, and unfortunately, take their lives and other people’s lives with them. It’s not that far off, it’s not uncommon among athletes. It’s very, very, very not uncommon when you speak with other NFL wives, football wives, athletes’ wives.

On being accused of “jumping” Deion with her friend: 

You know what, I’m 129 pounds, okay. He has been trained all his life to play baseball and to attack people. Football, you’re running, you’re grabbing; it’s a very violent sport. What kind of sense would it make for me at 5’9?, 129 pounds to attack someone his size? That just doesn’t make sense. And for what? No, not at all.

On those alleged $10,500 child support checks she was receiving: 

I was never, ever, ever once paid child support, at all. Never once. And I’ve seen his statement saying “and I have the canceled checks to prove it,” but he never showed it, now did he? He never showed you one of his canceled checks of child support that he’s paid, did he? Absolutely not, and he won’t because he hasn’t.

On her arrest being plotted by Deion and the Collin County Police:

When the police arrived to my home, they saw blood all over me, all over our floor, they saw blood and matter, just meat hanging from my hand. They removed me, they forced myself and my friend out of the home. That was wrong right there. So on so many counts, the police didn’t follow what they were suppose to do, but it was all planned. They had been there earlier that day, talked about it. I mean there is a tape where you can hear Deion telling the police these things.”

Pilar also expressed that she believed her signature on their prenuptial agreement was forged. In addition to the bomb-dropping interview, the mother of three also penned an open letter to the public, in which she discussed her estranged husband’s deceitful ways. Check out this brief excerpt.