Usher’s ex-wife has one serious question before her emergency custody hearing, how the hell is it possible to let a 5-year-old nearly drown if you’re supposed to be babysitting him? and only Usher’s aunt can answer it … but she’s nowhere to be found.
Sources has said that Tameka Raymond attempted to serve Usher’s aunt Rena with a subpoena to testify at the custody hearing today, where Tameka will argue she deserves primary custody of her and Usher’s two sons, but Rena couldn’t be tracked down.
Tameka wanted Rena at the hearing so her lawyers could ask about what led up to the near-drowning of her 5-year-old son on Monday … when Rena was supposed to be watching him … but without the subpoena, Rena doesn’t have to show up.
Even without Rena, however, Tameka has plenty of ammo to fight for custody and were told her biggest weapon is that there was no drain cover on the pool the day Usher Raymond V nearly drowned.
As reported, the 5-year-old got his arm caught in the drain and nearby contractors had to dive in to save him. Rena called 911.
Usher currently has primary custody of the ex-couple’s two sons … but Tameka hopes to change that today.
Usher has denied every allegation his ex-wife has made in her motion to wrestle custody away from the singer in the wake of Usher Raymond V’s nearly fatal pool accident, he’s even denied she’s a good mom.
In the docs, Usher is not specific about what he’s denying … he just denies, denies, denies.
Tameka Raymond made various allegations, including that Usher was an absentee parent for 85% of the month, that his aunt failed to properly supervise the boy at the swimming pool, and that he has said he’d prefer that the nanny raise his kids. Usher denied everything.
And there’s this, Tameka claims she’s a capable mother. Usher denied that, too.
Usher’s lawyer shot back, insisting Usher’s a great dad and the children are thriving with him, despite the recent pool accident … which, Usher argued, could have happened to anybody.
During questioning, Tameka broke down in tears talking about her son’s accident, saying she didn’t know if her child suffered permanent brain or heart damage.
For your info, Usher Raymond V is still in the hospital. Tameka claimed it’s because of lingering complications, including a low heart rate. Usher said it’s because he doesn’t want his son discharged before doctors are 100% sure he’s okay.
In the end, the judge sided with Usher, ruling the current custody order should stay in place, meaning Usher keeps primary custody, and Tameka gets a little.
After a bitterly contentious hearing and drama surrounding the near-death of their son, Usher showed an unbelievably classy move in court Friday. Hugging his ex-wife Tameka after the judge dismissed her request for primary custody.
Pretty shocking … especially considering the painfully awkward silence that preceded the hearing.