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Usher Raymond's Ex-Wife

LOSES CUSTODY WAR

8/24/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher
's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost in the former couple's bitter custody battle -- TMZ has learned, a judge has awarded Usher primary custody of their two sons.

It's a shocking development -- considering both sides were trying to strip each other of custody. Tameka felt the singer was an absentee father who was too absorbed in his career to be a good dad. She also accused him of using drugs in front of the kids.

Usher argued Tameka was inattentive and irresponsible.

The ruling marks the end of an emotional custody trial -- involving wild accusations and name-calling ... Usher even broke down at one point on the witness stand.

But today, we're told a judge sided with the singer -- awarding Usher primary custody of the ex-couple's two sons, which means the children will be spending the majority of the time with their father.

Tameka still retains some custodial rights -- but the extent to which Tameka will be able to see her kids is unclear.

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76.

Courtney    

I feel badly for her because she just lost her son in a tragic accident. I mean I would think the two of them could have worked out a joint custody agreement, because Im sure that the kids love her as well. Everyone wants to assume that Tameka is a bad mother but that may not be the case.

704 days ago
77.

dr murphy    

for my earlyer comment,i made a error it was a saks discount card tameka wanted to keep so bad over her kids.

704 days ago
78.

jaygirl    

GOOD!

704 days ago
79.

Sandra     

I'm with team Usher but this is a boring story!!

704 days ago
80.

dr murphy    

i made a error,the card was a saks discount card,that was so importantant in court for tameka to hold on to,well the judge let her have it,but to a bigger loss of little custody to her kids,feels like that tyler pery movie,

704 days ago
81.

Kenny    

Great news any time a man can win custody of his sons. I hope this happens more often.

704 days ago
82.

cece    

She'll probably end up on a reality tv show

704 days ago
83.

Pepsi Chick    

excellent work!! hopefully the judge in the halle/gabriel trial has the same common sense as this judge!!!

704 days ago
84.

Lis    

Usher slept with braidsmaids and she is being called a gold digger? Its either people are really stupid or play blind. Good luck tameka i pray for your sanity, the only mistake you made was getting invloved with clan usher, who used your wombs for the most beautful gifts he would have never had with anyone else. Hope you recover and realise you can not love self oseesed freaks who live in a bubble and are probably dangerous to themselves.

704 days ago
85.

Malishunk    

Tameka got what she asked for now she needs to move on and let Usher be happy with his boys.

704 days ago
86.

sheikwil    

Well her Bs has finally caught up with her. She has shown that she is not fit to parent these kids. Why the judge made him open back up a sake ave credit card for her is unbelievable, if this was not settled in the divorce decree, then this should have been sent Back to ghd judge who heard their divorce case unless it was settled during the divorce. He should open it and put a $5,000 limit on it. She has her own business and capable le of supporting herself. Well this will reduce her child support big time since he has primary custody.

704 days ago
87.

ReRe    

.. with enough money you can buy anything.. she never really stood a chance against the golden boy. My heart goes out to her. What kinda monster takes children away from their grieving mother. The whole custody thing shoulda been squashed. What's wrong with joint custody? If he does do drugs that'll come out sooner or later.. hopefully nothing happens to the kids on his watch... smh

704 days ago
88.

Prime Minister Pete Nice    

I'm sure she's upset that she wont get 25 grand a month to get the kids Apple Jacks.

704 days ago
89.

angie    

bull**** what you guys did what happens in vegas stays in vegas and u guys were just wrong for puttin out harrys business.....

704 days ago
90.

myopinion    

I am so happy he got custody of the children!!!!!

704 days ago
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