Tameka Raymond is not letting her son’s pool accident go unnoticed, as she has now filed for primary custody of both Naviyd and Usher V. TMZ reports,


Usher’s ex-wife has just filed legal docs asking for an emergency hearing later this week … to wrestle child custody away from him, on grounds he’s creating a dangerous environment…Tameka Raymond filed the docs in Fulton County, Georgia, claiming Usher is abdicating his parental responsibilities by letting other people care for their 2 kids — people who she claims are not on the ball.

In the docs, Tameka claims Usher Raymond V was left unsupervised in the swimming pool when his arm got stuck in the drain. Tameka says Usher delegated his supervisory responsibilities to his aunt … who she believes was not on the ball.

Tameka, who is asking for temporary primary custody of their two children, says it’s typical that Usher delegates responsibility for their kids … because he’s out of town 85% of the time every month.

What’s more, she says Usher had fired every caregiver who was on staff when he was awarded primary custody … and she’s clearly saying the replacements are not up to snuff.

In the documents, which were filed Tuesday — the day after the pool accident — Tameka wants decision-making power over the children’s education, healthcare, religion and extracurricular activities.

The hearing date has not been set.

Usher V was being supervised poolside by his aunt while at home on Tuesday (August 6) when his arm got caught in pool’s drain. The little one, who nearly drowned from being underwater too long, was given CPR onsite and rushed to the hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Usher was not present during the time of the incident.

Usher and Tameka wed in 2007, and welcomed the birth of  Usher V in November of the same year. The couple divorced in 2009, and Tameka was awarded limited custody of her and Usher’s two sons in 2012.



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