Straightfromthea.com reports that Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane, who presided over the contentious Raymond vs Raymond child custody case, has stepped down.
In a controversial ruling in September, Judge Tipton-Lane awarded Usher Raymond full custody of his two boys, ages 4 and 5. Prior to the judge’s ruling, Raymond shared custody of the boys with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond.
Following the ruling, Foster-Raymond’s attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane’s close ties with Usher Raymond’s attorney, John Mayoue, who contributed to Judge Lane’s reelection campaign.
Sandrarose.com was the first blog to bring you the news of Judge Lane’s ties to Usher’s attorney.
After the break, watch a CBS News investigative report into the FBI probe of the Raymond vs Raymond decision, courrtesy of Hiphopenquirer.com.