Tyrese Releases Statement
Tyrese Gibson has released a statement, addressing allegations that his ex wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, made about him physically abusing their daughter. The “Fast & Furious” actor states,
After 9 years of working extremely hard to co-parent our child, I am disappointed to learn that the mother of my daughter has made gross and false accusations against my character in a shameful attempt to ruin our co-parenting efforts.
There is nothing I love more in this world than my daughter and I would never do anything to harm her well-being or happiness. Co-parenting is tough and it’s unfortunate when your partner tries to sabotage the situation with hurtful lies and irrational behavior.
As previously reported, Norma was granted a temporary restraining order against the actor. According to reports, physical and legal custody of Shayla was temporarily granted to her. Tyrese is to stay 100 yards away from both Norma and their 10-year-old. He is also ordered to say away from Norma’s home. He was not granted visitation rights before the hearing date.
In court documents, Tyrese’s ex accused him of of abusing their daughter on Aug. 19. She alleges the actor hit their kid “between 12 and 16 times” and
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.
Norma also claimed that Shayla told her,
Mum, Dad beat me so hard that it hurts when I sit down.
Norma also alleges Tyrese was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder as well as manic behavior by three psychotherapists — which she said he denied. In her declaration, she also claims that he had hit her
a number of times in the past including when I was pregnant with our daughter.
Earlier this week, Tyrese posted a lengthy open letter to Norma.
Tyrese and Norma were married for two years up until 2009. Tyrese is now married to Samantha Lee.