Tyrese Denies Child Abuse Allegations: ‘I Just Simply Wanna Co-Parent’ [PHOTO]
Tyrese is going through some major child custody drama. According to Gossip Cop, the actor-singer has been ordered to stay away from his 10-year-old daughter, Shayla, after her mother filed a temporary restraining order against him.
Tyrese’s ex-wife, Norma Gibson, is accusing the singer of abusing their daughter, whom they share custody. According to Norma’s complaint, the dispute is over a piggy bank in which Tyrese allegedly “went into a rage, 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.” It’s also alleged that Shayla was begging for mercy while Tyrese continuously beat her and she couldn’t sit afterward “due to the pain she was experiencing.”
Norma also fears that Tyrese might kidnap their child and move to Dubai where he spends a lot of time there.
A judge has issued a temporary stay-away order against Tyrese, which bars him from seeing and contacting his daughter or his ex-wife until their next court hearing, which is scheduled for Oct. 2.
On Wednesday (Sept. 13), Tyrese went on his Instagram page to deny the allegations that he's abusing his daughter. The lengthy statement reads in part:
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 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... 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......."