A year after he was awarded primary custody of his two young sons, recording star Usher Raymond IV, better known simply as Usher, is facing a new custody battle after one of his boys nearly drowned in a swimming pool. The singer’s ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, is accusing the star of creating a ‘dangerous environment’ for their two children—four-year-old Naviyd, and five-year-old Usher Raymond V.
After losing a bitter divorce in November 2009, Ms. Raymond was permitted limited custodial rights. But that could change in light of the near tragedy that occurred at her ex-husband’s home, when her older child, Usher Jr., got his arm stuck in the drain of the outdoor pool. Although still in intensive care, the child is expected to make a full recovery.
After asking for an emergency hearing in a Georgia court, the star’s ex-wife alleged that Usher is ‘abdicating’ his parental responsibilities by allowing others to care for their kids. The father was not at home at when the accident occurred. He did, however, rush to the hospital to be with his son as soon as he learned of it.