As you know, after a months long battle, a Fulton County judge ruled in the R&B superstar’s favor in the custody battle after he filed to obtain sole custody of their two young sons.
Nothing was ever proven that Tameka is/was an unfit parent, and there were mumblings online and off that Usher’s mega pockets may have influenced the outcome.
Today, Lisa West, the attorney who represented Tameka in the bitter custody battle filed a HUGE motion where she is requesting a new trial in the case…. and the facts being presented in the motion are EXPLOSIVE!
Tameka’s lawyer alleges that John Mayoue, Usher’s attorney, has won EVERY case that he has ever brought in front of Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane, the Fulton County judge who ruled in the custody case.
The legal requirement is that cases be randomly and evenly assigned to judges upon filing, since January 1, 2008, John Mayoue has had 100% of his highest profile cases before this court.
Also according to the legal documents filed today, Mr. Mayoue “garnered 83% of the contributions” made for Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane’s reelection campaign…
The Motion also alleges that the Judge did NOT disclose the fact that she had that relationship with John Mayoue prior to the start of the case. Tameka’s attorney says it’s the judge’s responsibility to disclose that information and NOT the attorney’s job to seek it.
While none of this means that a new trial will be granted, it’s interesting that it’s all being brought to light, so some answers will definitely have to be given.
So stay tuned…. the Raymond vs. Raymond custody battle saga is definitely NOT over.
[Sidebar: I’m still questioning why Usher never took that drug test (and why the judge didn’t make him) but that’s just me…]
Cue… “Confessions” (or not).
One more thing… for those smart “A”zz Usher stans in the comments section, Tameka has always had joint legal and joint physical custody of her sons with her first husband Ryan Glover. Get your facts straight… or just keep reading StraightFromtheA. ((hugs)))