August 9th, 2013
12:18 AM ET

Usher, ex-wife set for custody battle

Lawyers for Usher Raymond and the singer's ex-wife plan to wage a fresh child custody battle in court Friday, days after one of their children nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident.

Five-year-old Usher Raymond V is recovering from Monday's accident at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital, according to the lawyer for his mother, Tameka Foster. A breathing tube inserted after the accident has since been removed, attorney Angela Kinley told CNN.

Foster said Wednesday on Twitter that her son was doing "much better."


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  1. banasy©

    Great parenting techniques.
    Glad the boy is all right...but please, part of parenting is actually watching your children.

    August 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    While i do agree with that statement @ banasy, i do have to acknowledge the man does have a career. And this was an accident that could've happened to anyones child. Just as the accident that took his ex-wifes son. Does she think THAT made HER a bad parent???

    August 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      In no way was I blaming either parent; that being said, little kids need to be watched constantly ~ especially when there is a swimming pool near by.
      The man is wealthy; I agree with SM. Hire full time competent help. As in, 24/7.

      August 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    By now you know he has custody, she has lost, they have another date in court soon. Repeat where she wants more time with the children. I agree with you chrissy, maybe a nanny that follows the children to both of the parents homes?

    August 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Yup kids are quite devilish and very sneaky. But i believe he did have a nanny. But really, there must be a good reason that Usher had full custody in the first place don't you think? Most cases primary custody goes to the mother. In any case in my opinion the mother is just shooting for her 15 mins of fame and/or being vindictive. And right now it would be better if she just concentrate on her son, since shes already lost one.

    August 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      money? power? and bribes?
      cold impersonal email speaks volumes people...

      August 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |