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Tameka Raymond

Usher's Decision Almost

Killed Our Kid

8/7/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, has filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which she blames the singer for the near-death pool accident that landed their 5-year-old in ICU.

In the docs, Tameka claims Usher Raymond V was left unsupervised in the swimming pool when his arm got stuck in the drain.  Tameka says Usher delegated his supervisory responsibilities to his aunt ... who she believes was not on the ball.

Tameka, who is asking for temporary primary custody of their two children, says it's typical that Usher delegates responsibility for their kids ... because he's out of town 85% of the time every month.

What's more, she says Usher had fired every caregiver who was on staff when he was awarded primary custody ... and she's clearly saying the replacements are not up to snuff.

In the documents, which were filed Tuesday -- the day after the pool accident -- Tameka wants decision-making power over the children's education, healthcare, religion and extracurricular activities.

The hearing has been set for Friday at 2pm ET.



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440 days ago


Here is the problem I have with her, she is not raising ANY of her children, the first 4 now 3 are being raised by the ex husband who has custody, when the other kid died in the accident while with his father, she did not run to court to get those kids back, and hey why are they with him in the first place? but an accident occurs with Usher and she runs to court for custody, how come you did not fight this hard for your young children and just let them go live with their dad, so she could run behind Usher, she is fighting for the ones that come with the money but could care less about the other, why not fight for ALL of your children? as a Mother why is she NOT raising all of her children, and to top it off she failed a psychological test and many other test and investigation by CPS, this woman is a whack job, but I blame Usher, everyone warned him not to get with this ugly she man, his mother warned him, his family warned him and he still married her and brought children into it, now you have to deal with her for 18 years at LEAST. Next time listen to your mother. It's women like this that cause men to just walk away and not be bothered with their kids, they don't feel like the constant foolsihness.

440 days ago


Hmmmm...who was watching her kid when he was hurt in the accident that lead to his death?

440 days ago

Charlie Tuna    

Pool drain suction can entrap and drown anyone. An anti-entrapment pool drain cover costs less than $10. Whose fault? Had YOU ever heard of this hazard and the cheap solution to it? Publicize this aspect of the story and save some lives! If you just want something horrifying on the subject, google "pool drain disembowelment". It's all real.

440 days ago


If its in the best interest of the child to be with the mother for now, I think that's where they should go until the matter can be resolved. I'm glad he is doing alright. The best to the Usher clan.

440 days ago


Why is it Ok for this guy to dress up like a Mexican & poke fun but it wasn't Ok for Paula Deen to privately use the n word Years ago nor Kate to dress like an Asian???? WTH

440 days ago


So, if no one else was in the home, only one son would be alive. No one neglected the kid, right?
Spare me the bullcrap.

Her other son was in the river while a family friend rode her jet ski near him and his skull was crushed.

If 2 of my sons were involved in water accidents, one dies in a preventable tragedy and another barely escapes a pool death, I'd be questiioned by police and I'd feel extremely guilty. I'd do anything to keep all 3 of my sons safe, no matter how much I don't like to communicate with my ex-husband and children about water safety.

440 days ago


Hey, I don't know them, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do to keep your kids safe!

440 days ago


wow.. these people seem to have rotten luck with kids.. but I don't think she is running on all cylinders... kids are fast and those drains are crazy dangerous.. maybe they need like a kid cap or something over it to prevent what happened..but if he can't swim well he shouldn't be in the pool first place..right?

439 days ago
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