Tyrese Is Granted Joint Custody Of His 10-Year-Old Daughter
Tyrese came out of the nasty custody battle with his ex-wife victorious.
A Los Angeles judge ruled that Tyrese and his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell, will return to having 50/50 custody of their 10-year-old daughter, according to the NY Daily News.
Judge Shelley Kaufman also denied the domestic violence restraining order that Mitchell was seeking for her and their daughter Shayla. Mitchell was seeking this restraining order based on alleged past physical abuse against her and her daughter, including being pushed down stairs in 2004, hit her twice in 2007 and again in her face in 2011. Mitchell also alleged that her daughter told her that Tyrese hit her so hard one time that she could not sit down.
Judge Kaufman ruled on the basis that Mitchell’s accusations failed to meet the burden of proof or were too remote in time. She said that there was no ongoing pattern of abuse but definitely a pattern of “acrimony.”
Judge Kaufman also spoke on the Fast & Furious star’s social media posts, which she deemed “melodramatic.”
“He is a public figure who communicates with the public, and I don’t find this was a mechanism to communicate directly with the restrained parties,” she said in court.
Of course, he took to his Instagram to celebrate his win.
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Today is not a win for me, it is a win for our daughter, Shayla. Who unfortunately has been exposed to tension, private and public embarrassment and growing up and feeling torn between 2 parents who are no longer married…… It is a win because she gets to spend equal time with both of her parents in joint legal custody while she continues to grow in a happy and healthy environment – this has always been and will continue to be my priority. I hope all of the fathers feel encouraged by this cause if was the real “Fathers” out there who reached out and kept me encouraged along the way and for that I can’t thank you enough… – For 10 years I have been the best father I could be, all while quietly being on the receiving end of constant toxic false accusations by the mother of my child. And of course all the while being thrusted into unexpected social media storms all while trying to fight for my career and stay afloat financially. Today I am proud that the courts have put an end to Norma’s toxic nonsense, declaring that NONE of her accusations for the last 10 years against me are credible. I did not break any laws; I did not harass anyone; and most important I never engaged in violent or abusive behavior. The physical and emotional violence that Norma publicly accused of were all false and ruled to have no merit, no evidence, and was unsubstantiated in a court of law. I am forever indebted to my attorney Terry Ross who brought my truth to light in supporting me, my wife Samantha and my daughter Shayla and my team who wanted nothing more than for this 10 year nightmare of false claims and accusations to end……. God delivered on his promise that if I stand on my truth and don’t bend he will show up for me – Today is the first day of the rest of my life with MY FAMILY, my FRIENDS, my fans and supporters and my business associates and of course my immediate TEAM – God bless you….. broken but I will heal from this #ShaylaRocks.com go there now please!!!!! Google #ParentingAlianation and #PathologicalEnmeshment
The ex-couple will return to their 50/50 custody in January 2018.