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Tameka Raymond

I Will Appeal

The Custody Decision

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

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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Do you think she is pissed because the boys will be on the road and not her? Or maybe she likes being in the news/blogs. Where is her mother/family? She needs someone to slap the piss out of her. This is ridiculous.

756 days ago


This whore jus won't learn, she is going to lose everything because of her nasty, vindictive ways. DO you know how many law firms throw fund raisers for judges? that does not mean anything, the decision was based on her incompetence and her psychological state, she does not care about those kids, she cares about trying to stick it to usher and the money that she will be missing, what a gold digging hood rat. She already had a karmic warning and she is still continuing down the same road, God don't like ugly and he WILL humble you and take EVERYTHING away, let her keep it up.

756 days ago


It is not in the best interest of the kids to watch their mother be vindictive and nasty towards their father. She has been using her kids as weapons to get back at Usher for their failed marriage. I'm glad there is at least one judge who saw through that. Usher may not have been a saint in the marriage but at least he is doing right by his kids.

756 days ago


Tameka sucks, but Usher sucks even worse. I wish they could give the kids to a different relative altogether.

756 days ago


Tameka is probably the only person who didn't see this coming. Those boys would be better off on the road (like military families, other celebrities, business people, etc.) than in the constant care of a volatile, emotionally unstable, and vengeful mother who is clearly not interested in promoting or supporting a healthy relationship between them and their father.

756 days ago


Tameka, I hope you get the boys back. i really feel bad sad for your turn of events. We know that Usher had tried to make you look like the guy but anyone with a reasonable mind can see is a lowlife and always up to no good.

Rest assure, I will not spend a dime of my good hard earned $ on anything he sales or promote.

756 days ago


Tameka, I hope you get the boys back. i really feel sad for your turn of events. We know that Usher has tried to make you look like the bad guy but anyone with a reasonable mind can see he is a lowlife and always up to no good.

Rest assure, I will not spend a dime of my good hard earned $ on anything he sales or promote.

756 days ago


If you think you are going to find fairness anywhere in the American courts, or anywhere else in America, think again. It is one big cesspool of self-serving corruption at every level of government and societal authorities. Clearly, Usher doesn't want the daily responsibility of taking care of children, and if he has it, they would be cared for by hired caregivers most of the time. What he really wants is to win againt Tameka, and he is so pre-programmed in his brain to fight and win, by the nature of American society, that he is not capable of thinking for himself outside of that brainwashing. People like Usher will even sacrifice the best interests of their children, because they don't realize that they have been brainwashed by a "fight and win" mentality that is ingrained in your culture. Grow up and realize that you are not a free-thinker. If you were a free-thinker, you would be reasonable with all people, even your enemies. You, Usher, are not a free-thinker, and you are not a reasonable man. The bully that you are to the mother of your children, is like the bully that the slave owners were to black men. Power and money does not make you a man.

756 days ago


Really? Like a law firm raising only $1,278.00 is going to influence a judge? Tameka is desperate & grasping. There's a reason why Usher was given primary custody & is you keep being the fool, Usher will end up with sole custody.

756 days ago


Perhaps the judge saw through the facade. The Saks charge was the most important thing to her and she unfairly had that reinstated. The money is all she seems to be worried about. The kids are just a vehicle to get that. One would think that in light of recent events, her priorities would have shifted to what is important. Not a Saks charge.

756 days ago


Come on Meka, let it go, your spending money soon enough you will not have number 1. Number 2 I'm sure Usher will cut back on traveling on the road in order to be home for his babies. Number 3 I'm pretty sure Usher is going to be a Fair father and allow you to see the boys as much as you need to. Stop it, You had your turn you messed up it happens, now be a big girl and let's move on with the understanding that children are not free pay checks (child support), nor are they bargaining chips. I wish you Love Peace, and Strength to get through this!

756 days ago


OMG next she'll say the judge was white, and Tam. you didn't have your other kid with ya when he got hit, you do the same thing dumbass. GO USHER, don't let the gold digger have another dime.

756 days ago


She wants to eat too.

756 days ago


I really hope that they make HER pay for her own attorney bills this time. She's decided to try to BLEED Usher dry one way or another, I don't think she should get away with it.

756 days ago


regardless of what people think of her, if Usher's lawyers threw a fundraiser for the judge a few years back, she has every right to fight that. That judge should of excused himself.

756 days ago
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