Tameka Raymond Gets Small Victory in Custody Battle as Judge Steps Down

Photo Credit: @tamekaraymond Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Tameka Raymond made it clear after the courts ruled in Usher’s favor during the nasty custody battle that she was not giving up without a fight. And silently behind the scenes, Tameka and her attorney have been doing just that. Unhappy with the judge’s decision to grant Usher primary custody, Tameka and her attorney filed for an appeal. The appeal was not granted, but an investigation into the judge and others who have alleged relationships with certain attorneys, brought a lot of pressure on Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane. Tameka’s attorney claims that Tameka did not get a fair trial, especially since the judge has a friendship with Usher’s attorney. Usher’s attorney is even said to held a fundraiser for the judge a while back. And supposedly Usher knew this would be to his advantage as Tameka claims that Usher called her the night before the decision was made and confidently told her he had won and taunted her about losing her kids. The conversation is said to have been recorded by Tameka.

Well it appears the investigation has put things into Tameka’s favor. According to Atlanta blogger Straight From The A, Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane has stepped down from the case. By stepping down, it’s now possible that Tameka will now get a fair case and get a decision from an unbiased judge. This may also void the decision that was made a few months ago, and basically set the child custody war back to stage one.

Tameka has not said anything about her small victory, but we can imagine that she’s extremely happy to get some sort of victory out of this whole thing.

As far as Usher is concerned, nothing has been released by his camp either, but we’re sure these two will be back in court soon. We can imagine he’s not too happy about this.


    1. If you’re going to call Tameka evil, you might need to take a look at Usher’s resume too. Be fair. He’s no saint.

      1. She doesn’t have stans. She has supporters who want a woman who was a wife and mother to have a fair trial. That’s all. Now Usher is the one who has stans, and stans will blindly worship and cosign a celeb even when they are doing evil things. Open your eyes and let this woman fight for her kids. What would you do if you were in her shoes?

  1. I’m honestly happy about this. But I would really be happier if they could just share custody. That’s what is best for the kids. No more fighting, just two mature adults doing what’s right for the kids. But I guess that’s too much to ask.

  2. Yes! This just made my day. I really want her to get some justice and I want Usher to see that he can’t keep using his money to tear this woman down. She is themother of his sons and his ex wife. Show her some damn respect!

  3. Aww I’m happy for her. But it won’t be easy. She better be ready this time. Usher will get the nastiest lawyer he can get. Again.

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