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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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1.

Kelly    

Sounds like it's the aunt's fault, unless she has some kind of mental defect that Usher ignored. There's no negligence in having the adult aunt watch the boy by the pool.

421 days ago
2.

garwilly     

It's funny she says that, but her decision cause her kid to die...so what's her excuse?!

421 days ago
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msteve    

This woman is certifiable. I honestly don't believe she even cares about those children because if she did she would have been in the hospital instead of going to a lawyer to get custody. This was an accident and things like this happen. Didn't she lose custody of her other children as well from a previous marriage. Usher should have never married this woman but since he did this is what he will have to deal with for life. She only cares about money. She was proven to be unfit and this won't change anything. She needs therapy. Every woman doesn't deserve to be a mother and men can be great single parents. I don't know why men seem to get shafted most times.

421 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Wow instead of working together through this tragic even shes going to use this against him to get custody even though it wasn't his fault.

421 days ago
5.

Azi    

Sounds like that pool needs a domed drain cover.

421 days ago
6.

Bella    

And your decision last year DID kill your kid.

421 days ago
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Mikey    

He's a dangerous menace. His extreme case narcissism has now extended to the endangerment of his children. Does he even realize he has kids?

421 days ago
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Nix    

He ALMOST killed his son, you actually killed yours~he wins.

421 days ago
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YorkieLuv    

It's sad that she is thinking more in the lines of child support rather than taking care of her child who had an accident !! That pool definitely needs a better cover like yesterday !

421 days ago
10.

Tim    

You ever notice when R&B and rap artists are married, their wives aren't good looking at all, esp compared to the girls they have in their videos

421 days ago
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Lola Marie    

This woman is pathetic! She is only after Ushers' money.

421 days ago
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Anonymous    

Funny, she says the boy was not being watched closely, but the aunt managed to see him right away, and summon the help that saved him. IF he had not been watched closely, the time would have slipped away so quickly, there would have been no chance of saving him. In other words, if they had not really been watching, he would have been dead by the time they found him.

421 days ago
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Tam    

Your child died because why? An accident? Bi$&% stfd and stfu.

421 days ago
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Jessie    

Typical of this lunatic to go after her child support checks again when her child is in the hospital. This is clearly an accident and the child will be ok. Is she forgetting that her oldest son died in a jet ski accident last year while she was in a different state? Obviously Usher was close enough that he arrived in time to ride in the ambulance with his son. I bet Usher wishes he would've listened to his mother when she told him not to marry this chick.

421 days ago
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Travonzimmerman    

I believe her child died in a jet ski accident so how is she the mother of the year this has happend to non famous kids it happens so stop trying to get a bigger payday!!!!!!

421 days ago
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