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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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Find another mining source, your gold digging days are long gone! LOL

790 days ago


I'm a mother of two. I could not, EVER, imagine using my children as leverage for a payout. I've said this before, I'll say it again, all you bleeding hearts that think she deserves custody of these two because she lost one, are freakin' nuts.
Her son was on child support, what was she doing? She was badmouthing Usher when he was the one that paid for her flight to be by her son's side.
She lost her son, what was she doing? She was badmouthing Usher because he wouldn't pay to keep a brain dead child alive.
She lost her son, what was she doing? She was badmouthing Usher because it was all his fault that he died because he didn't do more.
She buried her son, what did she do? She badmouthed Usher because he didn't show up for the funeral. Want to bet the farm that USHER is the one that paid for all the funeral expenses.
After burying her son, what did she do? She went right back to court to get her saks card and continue the custody fight and she was the one ACCUSING, YET AGAIN, of Usher not caring about her son. He was the one that offered her more money so that she didn't need to see a courtroom and could grieve her son. Again, still badmouthing Usher.
Caring mother? Right, and I have a bridge over troubled water in the Gobi Desert, REAL CHEAP for sale.

790 days ago


Sour Grapes, Tameka! The judge made his decision for a reason, in this case, kind of unusual. If she wants to run up a huge attorney's fee, don't expect Usher to pay for it. I think Tameka's more bummed out about not collecting all that child support.

790 days ago



790 days ago


I agree, she sucks at being a mother, especially other s***'s kiddos...agreed

790 days ago


She thinks a piddly little thousand dollars is going to be enough to pay off a judge to decide this firm's cases in their favor? Thats kind of funny.

790 days ago

Mason H    

Yes, cuz a judge wants to throw his entire life away over $1200.00! ahahahah she thinks the judge was biased cuz he didn't rule in her favor. PERIOD. Hood rat!

790 days ago

Ben from Baltimore    

It doesn't surprise me. Judge Mark Ciavarella's was thrown in jail for taking kickbacks in the PA Child Care Cash For Kids scandal. These bias things come up all the time, especially when it comes down to dirty money and politics. This is why the Occupy movement exists. While I have a so-so opinion of Tameka, I have a really bad opinion on judges and other politicians influenced by money.

790 days ago


The gravy train has hit it's last stop. It's over Tamika!

790 days ago


It might be possible but I find it hard to believe that a judge in a high profile case would make a ruling because she or he was paid off. It's not like anyone would notice, right? I think there's a lot more to this story than we hear about.

790 days ago


So why didn't she complain about this connection in the biggining??? And why would a judge risk his or her job to do someone a favor unfairly??? Plenty of people work on the road and don't lose their children.. It doesn't matter obviously something is seriously wrong with this chick for ANY judge to side with the father.. she is just a gold digging bitch that can't handle the karma she created for herself.. I hope Usher fights the **** out of this bitch and she loses again... p.s. the judge is only biased and unfair when they don't rule in your favor huh??

790 days ago


Usher and that judge are low down heartless pieces of sh!t. Who does that to someone who just loses a child and then you're going to take the last of her children that she has left. I am no Tameka fan, but wrong is wrong. I am quite sure that after what she has been through that she would have agreed to joint custody with Usher with no child support. But no he didn't want that. Tameka is right when she said that he was just being fake when he offered to fly to be with her when her child was in the hospital. Because this just shows that he hates her. He was just trying to be there so that he could look good in the public eye. That creep wouldn't even pay for an extra month of life support for her son. If it was his son he would have done it!. I don't care what this man is selling but I am never going to buy it! And by the way just because you and the baby father have arguments or you say some bad things about him does not make you an unfit mother. This girl was not unfit and does not deserve to lose full custody of her kids.If anything they should have both gotten joint custody. You all who are saying that she is a gold digger are so ignorant and cruel because money has nothing to do with a woman who is fighting to keep her kids.

790 days ago


Karma is a bitch Tameka, you was ****ing around with usher when you was married abandon your family, divorced your husband to marry Usher GOD do not like ugly!

790 days ago


Tameka karma is a bitch, you was married when you started ****ing Usher, you abandon your husband and kids, divorced your husband married Usher.

God do not like ugly!

790 days ago


Tameka karma is a bitch, you was a married woman when you started ****ing Usher you divorce your husband and abandon your three kids to get with Usher, God do not like ugly.

790 days ago
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