Tyrese Gibson is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Last month, his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, filed documents in court claiming that Tyrese pinned his 10-year-old daughter on the ground and beat the girl with her other arm.
BET reported that on the 19th of August, Norma stated Tyrese “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.”
According to the ex-wife of the Fast and The Furious star, Tyrese accused the young girl of “stealing her own money” from a piggy-bank that belonged to her. However, these allegations appear to be nonsensical, so there must be another side to the story.
The judge granted Norma Gibson and her daughter the restraining order which stops Tyrese from directly or indirectly contacting his ex-wife or child. In an Instagram post, Tyrese defended himself with a long message which you can see 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…… 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…….
TMZ stated their respective attorneys-at-law were in court today battling it out for physical and legal custody. Norma is seeking full possession of their ten-year-old daughter.
The report alleged that Norma “is worried Tyrese will take their daughter to Dubai.” The paper states Gibson has “business ties” in the country, and she’s afraid he won’t come back. She also wants him to take “domestic violence courses.”
The lawyer representing Norma stated the DCFS (Department of Child and Family Services) started an investigation into Tyrese’s behavior. However, it’s not “uncommon for the DCFS” to launch an inquiry just as a “precautionary measure.”
The actor’s lawyer, Terry Levich Ross, spoke out to TMZ, saying, “she’s a lying piece of s***. Tyrese is devastated.” Gibson’s attorney claims he is “dedicated” to clearing his client’s name.