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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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61.

Michael    

She does NOT need primary custody. She needs to focus on getting mentally healthy and resolving her OWN anger issues. What a mess!

696 days ago
62.

w    

I meant to put down, Conflict of interest, she has every right to appeal, that's pretty shady.

696 days ago
63.

timmons    

Editor, the judge would be "biased."

696 days ago
64.

Blacknwild    

THIS GHETTO UNFIT MOTHER NEEDS TO KEEP HER LEGS CLOSED AND STOP HAVING KIDS TO GET CHILD SUPPORT DEALS. UGLY,MANLY FACED,NAPPYHEAD GHETTO WHORE. IM BLACK BUT I HATE MOST BLACK WOMEN. THEY ARE SO UGLY AND THEIR SMELL VERY BAD.

696 days ago
65.

Blacknwild    

I prefer white women over black ghetto nappy whores anyday. Their always looking to gold dig on someone. Ugly POS. If this b*tch was a good mother her kid would be alive right now. She wasnt even watching over him when the accident happened but instead left him with his gangster thug dad tyrome and darnell,they got high and drank hennesy and forgot kids were around sped off and hit them. Black women have been known to be stupid in their choices in men. Hence they are the most single and divorced women of any race. They have bad table manners,they are loud,ghetto,and dont know how to act in public. Thank God for white women

696 days ago
66.

HumanNature    

Lucille


WHAT DOES GOD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CUSTODY OF THOSE CHILDREN?????


AND YOU GET YOUR FACTS FROM http://hiphopenquirer.com/exclusive-raymond-v-raymond-how-a-decision-in-this-custody-case-could-affect-you-judges-order-inside/


WHICH SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOUR INTELLIGENCE!!!!!

696 days ago
67.

unicorn40    

I personally think in this case Usher is the better choice for getting custody.

696 days ago
68.

HumanNature    

APPARENTLY, PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE CHILD CUSTODY LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!!


TRY DOING SOME INTELLIGENT RESEARCH ON THE "LAW"

696 days ago
69.

Rebecca    

Umm the judge ruled in Usher's favor because after you just buried you son, you were more concern about your damn saks card than your kids.

696 days ago
70.

Rebecca    

Here's my question for the TEAM TAMIKA.....does she have custody of her other children? I remember reading somewhere that she has 4 kids before having Usher's 2 boys. What happened to them and why don't they live with her? You guys feel sorry for her yet all she cared about was that she gets $30,000/month in child support. AND not long after she just buried your son, she bitched about having a saks card for "career" reason. Yet you still feel sorry that she lost custody of her boys. I find something wrong in this case.

696 days ago
71.

Myna    

Well at least now Usher don't have to worry about her showing up at one of his concerts with one of his kids trying to get VIP access. I'm actually going to pray for Tameka. She had a plan for her life and she's fighting for it all not to crumble.

696 days ago
72.

Denise    

For all u haters whatever u say if it was u u would b upset too. Gold digger well u r wrong she was making good money before usher she has her own business and usher ask her to marry him and yes she has a right to appeal Usher's lawyer's law firm threw an election fundraiser back in 2008 for the judge who presided over the trial which mean he was bias.

696 days ago
73.

mon    

we are aware of Tamika's, "wonderful" mothering skills. It involved leaving three kids behind with their dad and breeding two more for cash with a gullible Usher who only thought with one head and it is not the one that we see. sadly her mothering skills not only stop at abandonment or breeding for cash, it has also led to tragic consequences. Therefore no surprise here that the judge awarded primary custody to usher.

696 days ago
74.

Joao    

" [Usher's] lawyer's law firm threw an election fundraiser". What's new there? That's how our judicial system works... attorney's, Hollywood studios and other rich types throw money into corrupt judges' elections and in exchange the judges rule in their favor. When you hire a good attorney, you're paying for his connections. Is this unethical and should be illegal. Of course it is. But this is America: Land of Money Talks.
If you don't like it, then vote the bastards out of office. They do what they do because the average Joe is clueless as to how the system works [make that operate]

696 days ago
75.

Glam    

Soo after she was investigated..AND evaluated..she feels that the ruling was wrong. Lady you just lost a whole son..You don't have custody of your other two kids..and you feel THIS ruling was wrong. Evidently NOT!

696 days ago
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