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Tameka Raymond

Usher's Decision Almost

Killed Our Kid

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

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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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91.

Marcia    

I love Usher as an artist, but boo boo those kids need to be with their mother. No one can nurture kids like their mother.

353 days ago
92.

SunnyAutumn    

She smells money, at the expense of her child, prime opportunity to jump on it. He had baby sitter out watching those kids. Instead of worrying about the welfare of her children, she is worried about her pocket book and finally getting that Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back.

353 days ago
93.

isa98    

Usher's mom warned him about this heffa; but he wouldn't listen... He married anyways.... Now he's gotta deal with her drama for life!!!

Seriously Tameka should have been with her kid not out looking for a lawyer; she cares more about that money than she does her own damn kids... It's a shame man.

353 days ago
94.

Nancy    

Instead of filing lawsuits, shouldn't she be with the little one in hospital helping him recuperate??!!

353 days ago
95.

Keyser Söze    

So let's see here...

This was obviously a freak accident, unforeseeable to even the most attentive supervisor; Usher's aunt, obviously, was such a supervisor, given she was in the water the second she saw her great-nephew in trouble (if she really wasn't, do not believe for a second that the kid would be alive today); the nanny too was on site, but she too couldn't get the kid out of that drain hole; and, by the grace of God, two men working in the house managed to get him out... Yet you, Tameka, are actually try to make the court believe that ALL THIS would have NEVER happen if you had custody?!?

Man... I get it. By losing your kids, you mostly lost your meal tickets to the easy life, but could you try being less obvious about it? You're a sad excuse for a woman, lady.

353 days ago
96.

Erokswife    

This bitch is crazy! So she wants to make ALL the decisions for the children, but there are 2 parents. There is a reason a judge granted Usher full custody the last time the went to court! This was an accident, not Usher's fault, he didn't stick the kids arm in the drain! According to other stories Usher was able to get home in time to ride in the ambulance with his son. This bitch is just vengful and can't stand the fact that Usher is considered by a judge to be the BETTER parent!

353 days ago
97.

tired of celeb gold diggers    

It is very sad to see a parent use this situation as a means to do a money grab. If she says it is not for the money then have her sign a contract that she agree to receive $8,000 per month ($96,000 per year) for both child. Usher pays for their private school and health insurance. If she can agree to terms like this and agree to never seek an increase, then we can see she is looking out for her kids. Since he is paying for the school and health insurance, she will need to handle their meals and place to sleep.
But that was a fairytale dream. She wants some of his money to help out her business. Sorry but an 5 year old and 8 year old can't spend $55,000 per month when their father is paying 100% of their livelihood.

353 days ago
98.

KARMA K    

If the aunt wasn't on the ball, that little boy would be dead! So I disagree with the mother! I understand why she is pissed off, however she can't blame the aunt, because that beautiful boy is alive, and any longer in that water, he wouldn't be alive! Good luck too those beautiful kids and Usher!

353 days ago
99.

lilmBIGorgan    

Tradgeic accident that the vengeful ex wants to exploit cuz she aint got Usher anymore. And there's reasons she doesnt have custody of the kids in the first place. She just sits around waiting for something to happen so she can rush right in and try to make Usher out to be unfit.


The poor kids is clinging to life and instead of rallying around him she is planning how to stick it to Usher. Go lay next to your water bowl Tameka!!!!

353 days ago
100.

Carly    

Oh My God!!! You mean he actually fired the hired help so that his children could be raised by family???Those children should be taken away immediately and given to their mother so that they can be raised by nannies the way their supposed to be raised.

As far as Usher making bad decisions as a parent, she needs to check herself. It was her decision to allow her son to be pulled on a raft behind a boat at high speeds in the presence of jet skis. It was her parental decision that lead to her childs death. What happened with Usher was just an accident caused by a faulty pool drain cover, not by a parents stupidity.

353 days ago
101.

shanice    

Tameka, the dirt didn't even cover Kile's grave good before you had his brothers back in court. My god woman, you are delusional! Usher Jr. didn't even have 24 hours in the hospital before you were back in court trying to disrupt their lives! I'm sure the Aunt feels horrible what happened but guess what, accidents happen every day. You're just looking at your opening, Tameka, to get back in to that bank account.
Pool drain accidents are more common that people think. As far as that particular pool goes, it's a death waiting to happen .. it has no fencing, the drain isn't covered correctly, etc. Usher needs to HAVE THIS POOL recovered, immediately.
It doesn't mean he or his sister are neglegent, it just means now he knows what to fix, and sadly too late.

353 days ago
102.

DeeMaree    

Usher ran straight home to his son, then to the hospital with him. His mother ran straight to her attorney. That says all that needs to be said about them as parents.

353 days ago
103.

intrigued    

Family who is imcompetent! Team Tameka!

353 days ago
104.

Quiet    

she has five kids. three with glover and two with usher/ her son kyle glover died in his fathers care on court ordered visitation withhis father she had to oblige by.
now the father of her two youngest kids messing with unsafe water toys accidents.. i would have went to the court house monday after i saw my son and not tuesday as she did.

there no reason this woman cant have her kids. she has five kids and two of her kids hurt when in fathers care.. she is not unfit or drug addict etc..

why this lil boy cant have him mommy is becuase usher has money to buy the law in his favour.

353 days ago
105.

Colleen    

I really think that this was just a tragic accident. If the Aunt wasn't supervising the child, she would not have gotten to him in time and he would have drowned. Now, his ex-wife is just bitter for having custody taken away from her and is looking for any excuse to get that child support cash back. And let's be real here - how often are mother's stripped of custody of their children? Doesn't happen very often at all; you have to be a really crappy mother to have your kids taken away from you. So, instead of being at the hospital, she's busy filing legal do***ents for custody. That shows exactly what type of person and mother she is - a ****ty one. Wait until your kid is safe and home to file legal paperwork!!

353 days ago
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