(AllHipHop News) Tyrese Gibson is currently caught up in public controversy. The Fast & Furious actor is being investigated for abusing his daughter Shayla.
According to TMZ, the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is looking into accusations by Tyrese's ex-wife regarding the treatment of their child. Norma Gibson claims the singer "beat" the 10-year-old girl at least a dozen times and the spankings were so severe she could not sit down.
Tyrese responded to the reports on Instagram, by writing:
Urgent read my full post thank you.. One day we're going to sit down over tea and laugh about how they tried to turn us on each-other and what they didn't know is that it only solidified our lifetime #DaddyDaughterBond that will never ever ever be broken........ Praying for you everyday angel I love you and I'm holding onto every laugh and every moment....... Love and light...... Watch how your father rose above and stayed centered in the middle of this unexpected storm - A set back is merely a set UP for many many amazing things to come...... #ForgiveThemFatherGodForTheyNotKnowWhatTheyDo #Amen I need you to google #ParentingAlienation and #Enmeshmentit's mind blowing how accurate this all is...
Norma is reportedly attempting to secure a permanent restraining order which will prohibit Tyrese from physically disciplining their daughter. She is also supposedly seeking full physical and legal custody.
In a September 2017 IG post, Tyrese directly addressed his former spouse over the ongoing custody battle. The 38-year-old R&B vocalist stated:
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...... Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don't work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you....... 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.......