Belfast Telegraph

Usher wins child custody battle

A judge in Atlanta has dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.

Tameka Foster Raymond had requested the hearing earlier this week after their five-year-old son got caught in a pool drain while in the care of the Grammy winner's aunt.

After a hearing in which both Usher and Raymond took the stand, Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger dismissed her request for temporary primary custody and decision-making authority.

Raymond's court filing had said their son "suffered a near-death accident" while left unsupervised at Usher's home on Monday.

Usher and Tameka Raymond married in 2007 and divorced two years later. They went through a lengthy child custody battle, and Usher was awarded primary custody of the boys last year.

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