Tameka Raymond Given Emergency Custody Hearing For Temporary Primary Custody

August 7, 2013  |  

According to CBS News, Tameka Raymond has been granted an emergency custody hearing for this Friday after her son with Usher, Usher Raymond V (also known to them as “Cinco”), had his arm stuck in an underwater drain on Monday. This occurred at a home in Atlanta, but it hasn’t been clarified as Usher’s or not. As we told you yesterday, the five-year-old was being watched by his aunt when he saw a toy at the bottom of the pool, decided to swim down to get it, and almost drowned when his arm got caught in the drain. According to TMZ, the aunt dove in immediately to try and pull him out, but couldn’t. The maid also tried to get him but still couldn’t. Eventually, two subcontractors, Benjamin Crews and Eugene Stachurski, who happened to be working at the house at the time, were able to go down and get Usher V out and give him CPR. Reports say that the child will be okay, but Tameka Raymond is pissed and is seeking primary temporary custody of Usher V and their other son, Naviyd..

She is not only bothered that Usher delegates his parenting responsibilities to other people because of the fact that he’s out of town a majority of the time working (she says 85%), but she also feels that the “other people” watching Usher V, including Usher Raymond’s aunt at the time of the accident, are not fully capable to do so. The two women have had issues in the past.

According to TMZ, in her filed papers, Tameka also wants the power to make decisions about the education, health care, religion, and extracurricular activities of her sons. And she’ll finally get the chance to discuss all this in court, as Raymond was granted a hearing that is set for Friday, 2 p.m. in Fulton County, Georgia. We’ll have to wait and see how this turns out at the end of the week, but definitely, a conversation has to be had. Usher is clearly someone often on the move, so I’m not sure what it would hurt to have them share custody. But all this primary stuff? I don’t know if that’s what’s best for kids, but alas, they know their situation best.

How do you think things will turn out in court? Is Tameka right for trying to seek custody after the accident?

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