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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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isnt she the same woman who lost her kids from another marriage? so why is she complaining? obviously she isnt a good parent herself. it was one accident that this happened. things happen..i cant count the many times things have happened to me when i was a kid.

445 days ago

Mr. Moet    

Anyone who would give that woman custody of any kids need their head examined. Tameka was out scheming to get money from Usher at the time of her oldest son tragic accident. Now she attempting to continue her con game. Usher don't get a pass either. Why wasn't the aunt/caregiver trained/certified in CPR? Cheap labor/services [child care in this case] will always cost you much more in the long run. Kile is already dead because of reckless and irresponsible behavior of the parents and the supposed caregivers, and now the near death of his brother. It does not matter if it is a sibling/relative or close friend does not mean they are qualified or responsible enough to care for your children.

445 days ago


Radar Onine's lead story is another woman has come forward saying Lamar had an affair with her and passed a lie detector test yet not one word in TMZ??????????????

445 days ago


Tameka has a Point not a very good one. Usher should have experienced Life Guards to watch the pool at all times when children are swimming who knows if the Aunt was drinking and that is why she had so much trouble.

445 days ago


both parents have their faults but usher only got custody because his lawyer donated alot of money to the judge before the custody trial stated

445 days ago


It's a cash grab. Being awarded primary custody would mean a HUGE influx of his cash into her wallet every month and she wouldn't have to lift a finger ... which was her goal all along. God, people like her make me happy I'm single. Yikes!

445 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I thought the child was being held by suction from the pool drain, was being watched and it was noticed immediately and it took two persons to free him. Children have died horrific deaths from pool drains, which is on record and you can look up. What happened was an accident because the homeowner/family was not informed that pool drains can pose a lethal danger if they are not caged off. This is all a crock of bullshlt; it can happen to anyone anywhere people aren't aware of the danger. That child is alive only because people around him were being vigilant.

445 days ago

Jo Ann    

Why would a judge grant custody to a parent that is away 85% of the time?

445 days ago


Coming from the woman whose older son was killed in a jet ski accident! Really?

445 days ago


she could not get joint custody before, I think she is just wasting the court's time on this one.

445 days ago


Gawd shes ugly what was he thinking hittin that

445 days ago


I think the judge will see Tameka for the opportunist that she is. Cinco was not left home alone or even unattended at the pool. This was an accident. No different then when my nephew fell off his scooter and broke his leg. These types of accidents happen everyday and could have happened under her supervision, as well. This is because the child was uneducated on the various dangers in the pool (beyond drowning), knowing how to swim is not enough if you get your arm stuck in a drain it should've never been in. So, as the mother, we could blame her for not educating him just as much as we can blame Usher. But, who in their right mind would blame someone for an accident?! She should be counting her blessings and praising the Lord that her son is alive not being the petty, immature, woman she has always been.

445 days ago


Usher is a jerk. He's also the reason we have to deal with this little Justin Bieber brat.

445 days ago


"I" Hope she looses...accidents happen, what if he was working a 9-5 and this happened??? Explain to me what is the difference...

445 days ago

Jamey Hunter    

Well, this poor kid wasn't being properly supervised for sure. But the ex comes off as a money hungry gold digger, so these kids probably don't stand a chance.

445 days ago
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