Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges is back in the news again for issues involving his newest baby mama, Tamika Fuller.
As reported earlier, Luda welcomed a new daughter for the new year and he and his Fuller have been battling it out for months in Fulton County court over child support issues.
After all the drama hit the net, Luda took a page from the Usher Raymond school of child support battles and filed for full custody of his new daughter (click HERE if you missed that) and a month later he sought a gag order from the court.
Welp… a judge has shot down the rapper’s request for custody of his 4 month old daughter and also ordered him to pay his baby mama’s legal fees to the tune of $35,000!
According to Radar Online, who obtained exclusive court documents, the Georgia judge sided with Luda’s baby mama, Tamika Fuller, and he’s been ordered to pay her legal bills.
In the documents filed on March 20, Ludacris’ baby mama, Tamika Fuller, is named guardian of their 4-month-old daughter, Cai Bella, “for the purpose of representing the best interest of the child” and Chris Bridges’ (Ludacris’ real name) attempt to have her held in contempt of court was shot down.
“The Petitioner shall pay the Guardian ad Litem’s initial retainer of $7,500.00, to be replenished to the full amount when depleted to $1,500.00,” the documents read.
“The Guardian ad Litem shall be billed at a rate of $325.00 per hour. The retainer shall be paid directly to the Guardian ad Litem within 14 days of the entry of this order.”
On March 18, both Ludacris and Fuller testified in front of a Georgia judge where Fuller pled with the Superior Court of Fulton County for her attorney fees to be paid by the “Southern Hospitality” singer.
“Petitioner shall pay to Respondent’s counsel, Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), in addition to any amounts previously awarded or paid, as an award of temporary attorney’s fees and expenses of litigation,” the March 20 ruling reads.
“Said amount shall be paid to Respondent’s counsel within 10 days of the date of this order.”
And because Ludacris’ motion to have Fuller found in contempt was denied, he’s been ordered to pay an extra $2,000 in fees for that too.
Cai is Luda’s second child; he has a 12-year-old daughter named Karma from a previous relationship.
Score “1” for the baby mamas. [Sidebar: I bet that $4,000 a month ol’ girl was asking for originally is sounding real good right about now… ]
What do you think of Luda’s drama filled support/custody battle?
Was justice served or has the ‘battle’ just begun?