Yesterday, marked the second day of Tameka Foster and Usher Raymond’s continued bitter custody battle. It got ugly when Usher’s attorneys claimed Tameka is suffering from a mental illness…oh lawd!
The custody battle resumes just weeks after Tameka buried her son Kile following a jet ski accident July 4th weekend. Day one of the hearing allowed Usher to defend his lifestyle and explain his side of the story, day two of court allowed Foster to do the same. Raymond’s lawyers also ended their testimony.
Foster explained to the court her upbringing, saying she was poor and even had to resort to stealing and writing bad checks to survive. One item she recalled stealing was diapers. However, she wanted to reiterate that was her past, she was desperate, jobless, and is definitely not proud of her actions.
After trying to defend her image in court, Foster, made some big accusations of ex-husband Raymond; telling the court, that he only filed for sole custody of their two sons Naviyd and Usher V to stir up problems and as a publicity stunt.
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She said, “I begged him on numerous occasions to withdraw this petition. I was like, ‘it’s ridiculous, are you made at me? I don’t know why. You know your kids are fine. They’re happy… Maybe I don’t do everything perfectly, but I do the best I can.”
Raymond’s attorneys quickly tried to dispel the clean image Foster was trying to portray. His attorney’s asked Foster about an alleged physical altercation that occurred between Usher and his current girlfriend in the presence of their sons. Usher earlier in the trial said Foster had physically assaulted him.
She explained to his attorneys that she may have “pushed him” and confronted him for bringing his mistress to her home but that’s all. Usher’s attorneys closed their argument with testimony from a psychologist who believes that Tameka Foster has “moderately severe mental disorder.”
Raymond is vying for sole custody of the boys and is trying to prove to the court that Foster is an unfit mom. Foster is claiming that Raymond lives a wild lifestyle and explains that she is weary of her sons traveling from place to place with their father.
She hopes to keep their current agreement of joint-custody in place. Foster is also asking for an increase in child support to $11,000 from the $8,000 she is paid now.