Just last week Fuller shared the pain of losing custody of her 19 month old to her famous baby daddy… (click HERE if you missed that) and now she’s facing another financial loss after the judge in the case ordered her to pay Ludacris’ attorney’s fees.
In an earlier decision, the same judge awarded full physical custody of 2-year-old Cai Bella Bridges to her father, rap mogul Ludacris (real name is Christopher Bridges).
In a 5-page order Judge Downs explained her reasons for denying the petitioner (Tamika) a motion for a new trial.
According to the court docs, Downs feels “the evidence overwhelmingly” shows that Luda is the proper parent to have physical custody of the minor child.
The judge also awarded attorney’s fees to Ludacris because the mother was “motivated” by her desire to “harass the father who is a celebrity” and “to cast him in a poor light.”
The court found that the father should recover reasonable costs and fees for defending himself against the mother’s frivolous motion for new trial.
As you know, Tamika Fuller set up a GoFundMe page on April 10th asking the public to donate funds to help pay her attorney’s fees and to create a foundation for single baby mamas.
As of today’s date, Fuller has raised $1,535 toward her goal of $7,000 but she may need to increase her goal after the judge’s decision to force her to pay Luda’s legal bills too!
For the record, another Atlanta custody battle involved two attorneys involved in Ludacris’ case and had almost the same outcome.
It seems Tameka Raymond and Tamika Fuller share more than similar first names, the two also share a page in the new trend where celebrity dad’s take control in custody battles.
As I’ve said before, gone are the days that baby mamas can force their celebrity baby daddies to support their extravagant lifestyles. Men these days are flipping the script and opting to take the child over ‘cutting the check’.
Tameka Raymond can certainly understand Tamika’s pain, and as a show of support, Usher’s ex-wife generously donated $100 to Tamika’s Gofundme campaign.
Awww… what a kind gesture. Tameka should donated anonymously though, but then again… it wouldn’t have made it to the blawgs.
In the meantime, I’m sure Ludacris and his new wife Eudoxie, who are also expecting a child of their own, are basking in the glow of their extended family and newfound financial freedom.