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Tameka Raymond

I Will Appeal

The Custody Decision

8/26/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond is PISSED over her recent loss in court and believes the ruling could be the result of a biased judge ... so she's gearing up to file an appeal, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Tameka lost a hard-fought custody battle on Friday when a judge ruled in Usher's favor and granted primary custody of their two young children to the singer.

But sources close to Tameka tell TMZ, she feels the ruling was unfair. We're told Tameka recently found out that Usher's lawyer's law firm threw an election fundraiser back in 2008 for the judge who presided over the trial ... and she feels that connection may have influenced the ruling.

According to the campaign contribution report for Judge Lane, the law firm that represented Usher raised $1,278 for Lane in March 2008.

Sources tell us ... Tameka is baffled by the decision because she argued in court that Usher is constantly on the road, where as she has the more stable schedule ... thus it makes no sense to give him primary custody.

We're told Tameka wants to fight the decision ASAP and is interviewing lawyers for an appeal.
 
We reached out to the judge for comment, but so far no word back.

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31.

Barbarascy    

Whatever happened between Usher and Tameka Raymond is between them. For her to keep dragging this matter out is selfish on her part. Plus she lost custody of her other children to her other ex. Was the judge biased there too? This is what happens when you hook up with the wrong damned woman. Usher is probably wishing he had married anybody but this woman. He is probably ready to become celibate at this point. And I really feel sorry for these poor children. There has been a death and all mom can think about is making a spectacle of herself in public. Poor babies.

725 days ago
32.

Darz    

Give up Bitch....karma is biting you in the ass!

725 days ago
33.

Myna    

I bet Usher has had a headache since 2009 when he left this chick. Tameka at least go grieve for your other son first. Plus you still have a 16 yr. old who needs a mother who is not obsessed with Usher. You should be packing to move out of Ushers mansion, not interviewing new lawyers

725 days ago
34.

Denise    

You lost girl friend..... now get a life... and oh yeah a job!!!!

725 days ago
35.

Bagheera    

Tameka, if it was all about the stable schedule, why did you lose your first 2 kids?
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Any appeal will be paid for on her Saks- I mean Usher's Saks card. In the end, it is all about taking Usher's money.

725 days ago
36.

dd    

She's insane...you weren't "HOME" when your son was killed now were you?

725 days ago
37.

Myna    

This isn't about the kids. She not only lost the kids, with them goes the money, the mansion, and her relevance. I'm so sad for her sons.

725 days ago
38.

Max    

"Tameka is baffled by the decision" Hilarious. So despite him being on the road all the time, the judge still picked him over you. Ouch.

725 days ago
39.

viktor    

Biased judge who awarded her the Saks credit card? Of course, she'll appeal; who's paying the attorney fees?
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725 days ago
40.

South Beach    

"Interviewing lawyers" meaning she doesn't want her current lawyer or they bowed out. Either way, hope she's prepared to pay his legal fees if she appeals, could happen.

725 days ago
41.

ANS84    

Oh honey, give it up and face reality.

725 days ago
42.

WHAT IN THE WORLD    

This just proves that she is REALLY crazy. Interviewing lawyers to file an appeal? With whose money? She has no job but she does have a Saks credit card that Usher pays for. Will she ever stop the madness and think about what's best for the kids?

725 days ago
43.

HumanNature    

TAMEKA


YOU DON'T HAVE A CASE FOR AN APPEAL!!!!


WHAT DOES AN FUNDRAISER FOR THE JUDGE HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN???


$1,278 COULD NOT EVEN INFLUENCE YOU!!!


YOU ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

725 days ago
44.

Mike44090    

The only thing I know about Usher, Tameka and their case is what I have read here, but if you want to see the court records and learn the entire story, you can do it here:
http://t.co/3jwoStl5
too much info for me to bother with :)

725 days ago
45.

myopinion    

Not surprised she is going to fight to the end and hopefully that is soon. Best wishes Usher

725 days ago
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