According to my spy down at the Fulton County courthouse, there were major developments on Day 2 of the custody hearing between Usher Raymond and his ex-wife Tameka Foster. Usher is battling Tameka for custody of their sons, Usher Raymond V, 5, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 3.
Usher believes Tameka is an unfit mother and he is asking for full custody of his sons. Usher and Tameka currently share joint custody of the boys. Yesterday, the judge ordered both Usher and Tameka to hash out an agreement behind closed doors. But the two parties could not come to an agreement that suited them.
According to my spy, a court appointed Psychologist was called to give testimony about whether Tameka Raymond was mentally stable to keep custody of her two son’s, however Usher’s attorney filed a motion to exclude media during the testimony of the doctor, citing details of a sensitive nature that would not be in the best interest of the children if the details were made public.
We can only speculate as to what that means. Obviously, Usher is worried about Tameka spilling the beans about something personal pertaining to Usher.
My source adds that Tameka Raymond’s attorney objected to the motion to exclude the media from hearing the doctor’s testimony because she felt that there was already negative things presented to the court that portrayed Tameka in a bad light while the media was present. She complained that when it was time for the real facts to be presented by the expert witness, Usher doesn’t want the media present to hear.
Tameka’s attorney was overruled and the media was barred from the courtroom.
Following the private testimony by the psychologist, a court-appointed guardian was called to the witness stand to give testimony describing the interactions he observed between the two boys and their parents.
During the testimony of this particular witness, it was revealed that Tameka hired (and fired) 11 nannies for the boys since 2011, and Usher believes that shows signs of instability.
When Usher’s attorney asked the guardian for his recommendation as to who should have custody of the kids, the guardian recommended that Usher be awarded full custody, and Tameka Foster should be given visitation rights.
Tomorrow, Tameka’s attorney will have an opportunity to cross examine the court-appointed guardian. The testimony is expected to be vigorous.