Teddy Riley Denies Assaulting Daughters

Published December 30, 2009

After reports of legendary producer Teddy Riley allegedly attacking his daughters surfaced on TMZ, Riley himself released a statement refuting the claims.

TMZ previously reported that Riley’s 18-year-old daughter Taja was granted a restraining order after claiming that her 43-year-old father– a member of R&B groups Guy and Blackstreet, and widely hailed as the creator of the New Jack Swing sound in music – attacked her and her older sister by “stomping, punching and bashing them” in his Los Angeles home December 23. Taja claims to have received several injuries following the incident, including “bashes to the temple," a “contusion on the face” and “pain in the knee.”

The turmoil then spilled onto Twitter, where Teddy, Taja, Riley’s 21-year-old daughter Deja and Teddy’s girlfriend Bita, publicly bickered on the popular social networking site.

However, Teddy is now denying the accusations. Releasing a statement to TMZ, Riley goes on to say that while he loves his daughters, perhaps he “should have been a stronger disciplinarian as they were growing up. I worked very hard so that my children would want for nothing.

“Instead of being appreciative and realizing how fortunate they are,” Riley continues, “my children have an inflated sense of entitlement and expectation without having to work or earn their way. However, my ‘children’ are no longer children, they are adults and I am trying to instill in them values and a work ethic of their own. My mother always told me “too many grown people can’t live in one house” so I encourage them to have their own homes if they cannot abide by the rules of mine. I am not an uptight dad, I am as hip as they come but I will not tolerate being taken advantage of or disrespected, especially in my home.”

More on this story as it develops.

Written by Meka Udoh

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