The child abuse claims against Tyrese Gibson just got serious. Now, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is involved.
Last month, Tyrese ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson filed court documents claiming that on August 19, the couple’s 10-year-old daughter was staying with Tyrese when he 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.”
She claimed the incident began when Tyrese accused the young girl of “stealing her own piggy bank money that she received for her birthday.”
The request for protection was granted by a judge, which bars Tyrese from directly or indirectly contacting Norma or his daughter.
See Tyrese’s Instagram post about the accusations below.
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 was hoping by now you got over what we used to be... Being bitter, resentful and just felt out mean will has never been good for our daughter .... But I see the attacks just won't stop so I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth..... 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... Paint your picture but God knows the truth...... if I was a bad dad I wouldn't of went from 80/20 to 70/30 to 60/40 to 50/50 custody in my favor...... 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.......
Their attorneys were in court today and TMZ is reporting Norma is asking for full physical and legal custody. "She's worried Tyrese will take their daughter to Dubai, where he has business ties, and not come back. She also wants Tyrese to take domestic violence courses." Norma's attorney revealed DCFS has launched an investigation on Tyrese, but TMZ notes, "It's not uncommon for DCFS to launch an investigation as a precautionary measure."
Tyrese's lawyer, Terry Levich Ross, already clapped back to TMZ, saying, "She's a lying piece of s***. Tyrese is devastated. He's a good guy and I will prove that." Well, damn.
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