It’s Déjà vu for singer, Usher, and ex-wife Tameka Foster, the two are headed back to court for yet another nasty custody battle. Foster filed an emergency motion on Tuesday in a Fulton County, Georgia, court, and she’s asking a judge to give her custody of their two children after the oldest suffered a “near-death accident.” The ex-couple son, Usher Raymond V, nearly drowned in a swimming pool this past Monday and he’s currently in the intensive care unit of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital.
Usher filed for a divorce from Tameka in 2009 after nearly two years of marriage and won primary custody of their two children Usher V, 5, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4, last year after a bitter court fight in which Foster accused the singer of being an absentee father.
Her motion alleges that Usher is away from Atlanta 85% time of each month—where she and the kids live. She argued that “Usher is not capable of proving a safe haven for their kids including daily care giving and supervision.” She further concluded that he “excessively travels, utilizes third-party caregivers to supervise the minor children rather than personally exercising parenting time and providing supervision for the minor children.”
Usher’s aunt was in charge of the children when the oldest son “suffered a near-death accident while left unsupervised in a swimming pool.” “I need an ambulance,” his aunt, Rena Oden, told an emergency operator in a call to 911.”My nephew was in the pool, and I couldn’t get him, I tried to get him.” A recording of the call was made public by police Tuesday.
The aunt, a housekeeper and another woman were “unsuccessful in pulling the victim from the pool drain,” but two men who were installing sound equipment in Usher’s home rushed to help, the report said.
“They’re doing CPR on him now,” Oden told the operator. “Is he coming around? He’s breathing!”
Sound technician Eugene Stachurki rescued the child from the drain and used CPR to revive him on the side of the pool, the police report said.
About five minutes into the recording, Oden told the operator that paramedics had arrived at the home and had taken over.
The child was “conscious, alert and breathing” when the ambulance took him to a hospital, where he was kept overnight for observation, the police report said.
In July of 2012, Foster’s, son and Usher’s, stepson, Kile Glover, 11, was fatally injured by a watercraft in Georgia’s Lake Lanier and died two later due to the injuries caused by the incident.