Tyrese Calls Abuse Allegations From His Ex-Wife “Gross & False” (UPDATE)
UPDATE (9/15/2016 at 13:01 p.m. ET): Tyrese has released a statement in response to abuse allegations from his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson.
Norma recently obtained a temporary restraining order against Tyrese for herself and their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.
She also has temporary physical and legal custody of Shayla.
"After nine years of working extremely hard to co-parent our child, I am disappointed to learn that the mother of my daughter has made gross and false accusations against my character in a shameful attempt to ruin our co-parenting efforts," he said in the statement, according to theJasmineBRAND.com.
"There is nothing I love more in this world than my daughter and I would never do anything to harm her well-being or happiness," he continued.
"Co-parenting is tough and it's unfortunate when your partner tries to sabotage the situation with hurtful lies and irrational behavior."
Read on to learn more about Norma's allegations against Tyrese.
Original story (9/14/2017 at 2:57 p.m. ET):Tyrese Gibson’s ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, wants him to stay far away from her and their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.
Norma claims Tyrese physically abused Shayla multiple times, and also alleges he abused Norma when they were together.
Now she has successfully obtained a temporary restraining order against him, but Tyrese denies all allegations.
The temporary order gives physical and legal custody of Shayla to Norma temporarily, TheJasmineBRAND reports.
Additionally, Tyrese must stay 100 yards away from both Norma and Shayla, and can’t go near Norma’s home.
He also wasn’t granted visitation rights before the hearing date.
According to court documents, Norma accuses the 38-year-old of hitting their daughter “between 12 and 16 times.”
She also alleges Tyrese “pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other.”
The ex also claims the Fast & Furious actor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as manic behavior by three psychotherapists, which he denies.
She also alleged Tyrese hit her multiple times, including when she was pregnant with Shayla.
The former couple was married for two years, until they split in 2009. Tyrese recently got remarried to Samantha Lee on Valentine’s Day this year.
In an Instagram post, in which he shared a slideshow of photos of himself, Norma, and Shayla, the model claims Norma’s allegations come from her being “bitter” about him finding new love.
“Norma I know you can see this, I’m sorry I got re-married, I’m sorry we didn’t work out I’m sorry you haven’t been able to find another man since we separated [sic],” he wrote.
“Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don’t work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you.”
“I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be… Being bitter, resentful and just felt [sic] out mean will has never been good for our daughter,” he continued.
“But I see the attacks just won’t stop so I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth.”
“I just simply wanna co-parent and raise Shayla to be a respectful, decent, smart angel that I know she is,” he said. “Paint your picture but God knows the truth.”
All I wanna do is co/parent nothing else...... Please.... Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt...... I've only prayed that your heart heals and we live our lives separately and peacefully on behalf of our daughter...... There's someone out here for everybody - Norma I know you can see this, I'm sorry I got re-married, I'm sorry we didn't work out I'm sorry you haven't been able to find another man since we separated...... Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don't work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you....... I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be... Being bitter, resentful and just felt out mean will has never been good for our daughter .... But I see the attacks just won't stop so I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth..... I want you to know I still love you and wish you the best in all that you're looking to do... I just simply wanna co-parent and raise Shayla to be a respectful, decent, smart angel that I know she is... Paint your picture but God knows the truth...... if I was a bad dad I wouldn't of went from 80/20 to 70/30 to 60/40 to 50/50 custody in my favor...... All of the honorable fathers and parents out here keep fighting the good fight you may embarrassed at times but in the end the kids will always run into the arms of the ones who really has their backs in a great father not because I'm famous with money but because I am - that's my story and I'm sticking to it.... More truths coming soon....... Child custody family issues are the worst.......
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