Usher Claims Tameka Foster-Raymond Violent Plus Spit At His Girlfriend, Heated Custody Battle (Photos & Video Link)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: CBS Atlanta – Chicago Sun Times – Jennifer Mayerle – AP

Media Credit: Photo (Chicago Sun-Times via AP David Goldman) / Video (CBS Atlanta)

Posted: Tuesday May 22, 2012 @1:25 p.m. PST

 

 

Usher made a rare appearance in Atlanta on Monday. The Grammy award-winning singer wasn’t on stage. He was in a Fulton County courtroom.

Usher Raymond IV and his ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond are battling over custody of their two kids. Tameka wants full custody. Usher wants increased visitation.

On the stand, Usher testified about his ex going through nanny after nanny and said he worries about who is caring for his kids.

Usher also testified Tameka has a violent history. On the stand he said she sent a threatening email to a friend of his and later attacked her.

The couple married in 2007. Their marriage lasted less than two years.

CBS Atlanta’s Jennifer Mayerle was in the courtroom covering the case for The Insider.  The program will air on CBS Atlanta at 7 p.m.

According to the Sun Times,

Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond is locked in a legal battle with his ex-wife arising from a custody fight over their two sons.

The 33-year-old testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one visit. He alleged that his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn’t press charges because “I didn’t want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail.”

Tameka Raymond’s attorney claims that Usher provoked her client and that his account is exaggerated.

The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. Tameka Raymond has since fought for full custody of their two sons while Usher Raymond wants more visitation rights.

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Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond. Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, left, stands in court during a brief recess in a legal battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, right, in a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. The 33-year-old singer testified in court on Tuesday that Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn’t press charges because “I didn’t want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail.” The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. Story Credit: Chicago Sun -Times via AP / Photo Credit: (Chicago Sun -Times via AP Photo/David Goldman)
Tameka Foster Raymond, ex-wife of Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, reacts during testimony by Usher Raymond in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. Usher Raymond testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn’t press charges because “I didn’t want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail.” Tameka Raymond’s attorney claims that Usher provoked her client and that his account is exaggerated. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Tameka Foster Raymond, ex-wife of Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, walks out of court during a recess for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. Usher Raymond testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn’t press charges because “I didn’t want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail.” Tameka Raymond’s attorney claims that Usher provoked her client and that his account is exaggerated. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Tameka Foster Raymond, ex-wife of Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, looks on during a recess in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. Usher Raymond testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn’t press charges because “I didn’t want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail.” Tameka Raymond’s attorney claims that Usher provoked her client and that his account is exaggerated.Story Credit: Chicago Sun-Times / Photo Credit: (Chicago Sun -Times via AP Photo/David Goldman)

RAW VIDEO: Usher made a rare appearance in Atlanta on Monday. The Grammy award-winning singer wasn’t on stage. He was in a Fulton County courtroom. (5/21/12)

VIDEO LINK: Usher in court over custody battle.

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