50 Cent and ex Shaniqua Tompkins added the next chapters in their convoluted legal battle, as both parties have filed lawsuits against each other today.
Tompkins struck first this morning receiving a temporary restraining order against 50.
The order also places restrictions on 50s access to the former couples son, 11 year-old Marquise.
Until further notice, 50 is only allowed to pick up and drop off Marquise at curbside, as he must not be on any premises where Tompkins is present.
Finally, the rap mogul must forfeit any firearms currently in his possession.
Tompkins lawyer Paul Catsandonis revealed that his client plans to pursue a permanent restraining order at a subsequent court hearing next month.
50 responded this afternoon by filing an enforcement order of visitation with the NY State Family Court.
In the order, 50, real name Curtis Jackson, states that Tompkins has refused to allow the petitioner to see his son or visit with him.
On June 11, 2008, the respondent (Tompkins) did permit the practitioner (Jackson) to speak with his son, the order details. However, upon information and belief, the respondent was hovering over Marquise, monitoring the conversation and, after a short while, she interrupted the conversation by taking the phone from Marquise and yelling at the petitioner. The petitioner was constrained to terminate the call.
50s lawyer Brett Kimmel released a brief statement on behalf of his client.
Outside of courtrooms and lawyers offices, Mr. Jackson hasnt seen nor spoken with Ms. Tompkins in a year and a half and he has no interest in doing so now, Kimmel explained. The petition is little more than a tactic and a vindictive response to the petition Mr. Jackson filed seeking an order holding Ms. Tompkins in contempt of court for refusing to permit him to see his son.
50 also filed a separate $20 million dollar defamation lawsuit against Tompkins in response to her statements implicating the rap mogul in the fire that destroyed his Dix Hill, Long Island home in May 2008.
Todays lawsuits continue a month of bitter legal wrangling between Jackson and Tompkins.
On June 10th, Tompkins successfully petitioned the NY State Supreme Court to freeze 50s insurance payout from the destroyed home pending the results of an arson investigation.