Moments ago, Judge John J. Goger denied Tameka Raymond’s request for primary custody of her two sons with singer Usher Raymond.
After the judge gave his decision, Tameka and Usher hugged in open court. Tameka filed for an emergency hearing on Tuesday after one of her sons nearly drowned on Monday.
Both Usher and Tameka took the stand saying the other was unfit to raise their 2 children, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4.
But after hearing from both sides, Judge Goger let stand a previous judge’s order giving Usher primary custody of his kids.
Singer Usher Raymond smiled as he arrived at Fulton County Courthouse court in Atlanta, Georgia earlier today to face his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, in a new child custody battle after one of their sons nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident Monday.
Five-year-old Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, is still recovering at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital, according to the Tameka’s lawyer, Lisa West.
Tameka took the stand this afternoon and said she was concerned there was no pool drain cover installed in the pool as required by law. She said there have been other incidents — in addition to Cinco’s near drowning this week — that prove Usher is a bad dad.
Tameka also expressed concerns that Usher’s aunt, Rena Oden, was incapable of caring for the 2 boys. Cinco almost drowned at Oden’s house on Howell Mill Road in DeKalb County, north of Atlanta.
This email came from a credible source within the Fulton County courthouse. The email concerns Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger who is presiding over Tameka Raymond’s emergency hearing to request custody of her 2 sons with Usher Raymond.
Usher and Tameka’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, nearly drowned in his aunt’s swimming pool on Monday.
Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, is still recovering in an Atlanta area hospital. The boy inhaled chlorine water into his lungs and required respiratory support when he first arrived in the ICU.
Yesterday, Tameka tweeted a photo of herself holding Cinco in his hospital room.
In the caption she wrote:
My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing! I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident. URV had an angel named Kile Ishmael and our Lord and true savior to look after him. Words cannot express the relief and how thankful to God I truly am. Thank you Jehovah God, Jesus and Kile…also The AV worker that saved my son is my Hero!!! Period
Judge Goger is the same judge who returned a girl to her millionaire father after the father was arrested twice for abusing her.
Read the email after the break.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge John J. Goger granted Tameka Raymond’s request for an emergency hearing on Tuesday — one day after her 5-year-old son nearly drowned in his aunt’s swimming pool in Fulton County. The emergency hearing is scheduled for Friday, August 9.
Tameka Raymond is asking Judge Goger to reverse a previous court order giving singer Usher Raymond primary custody of their two sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely, 4.
On Monday, singer Usher Raymond’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, almost became another tragic pool drain statistic.
The boy was playing in the pool with his aunt when his arm became caught in the pool’s drain. His aunt, a nanny, and a housekeeper were unsuccessful in pulling the boy from the drain.
Sound technician Eugene Stachurski, who was installing AV equipment in the house, heard the women’s screams and dived into the pool. Stachurski pulled the boy from the drain and performed CPR on him. CNN reports that the child was “conscious, alert and breathing” when an ambulance transported him to a hospital. He was kept overnight for observation.
“My son is OK, but I have no further comment at this time,” the boy’s mother Tameka Foster told CNN Tuesday. She answered “I have no comment” when asked about media reports that her lawyer filed an emergency injunction to remove her two sons from Usher’s care on Tuesday.
Usher and Tameka were lucky. Their son was saved by a quick thinking contractor. But an inexpensive pool drain cover could have prevented the near-tragedy from happening.
911 Audio: Usher’s Oldest Son Nearly Drowns; Youngest Son Naviyd Screams Hysterically, “He’s Faking!”
TMZ has obtained a copy of the 911 call placed by Usher’s frantic aunt Rena Oden after Usher’s 5-year-old son nearly drowned in a swimming pool at a private residence on Howell Mill Road in suburban Fulton County on Monday, Aug. 5.
Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, was pulled from the pool unconscious after his hand became stuck in a pool drain when he dived in to retrieve a toy. His aunt and a maid tried unsuccessfully to free the boy. Two men working inside the house heard the women’s screams and dived into the pool. The men were able to rescue the child.
Bad luck seems to follow Usher Raymond and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, everywhere.
One year after her son, Kile Glover, died in a boating accident on Lake Lanier, another son, Usher Raymond V, is in a hospital ICU after nearly drowning in a pool at Usher’s Alpharetta home, TMZ reports.