Tyrese Gibson Lashes Out at ‘Bitter’ Ex-Wife After She Alleges Child Abuse In New Docs

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Tyrese Gibson and ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson wed in 2007. (Andreas Branch/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Tyrese is fired up over his ex-wife’s new abuse allegations and he’s not taking the resulting custody battle well.

“All I wanna do is co/parent [and] nothing else,” he wrote in a lengthy Wednesday, Sept. 13 Instagram post. “Norma [Mitchell Gibson], I know you can see this. I’m sorry I got re-married, I’m sorry we didn’t work out, I’m sorry you haven’t been able to find another man since we separated…… Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don’t work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you……. I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be… Being bitter, resentful and just [flat] out mean will has never been good for our daughter …. 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…”

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 I'm sorry you haven't been able to find another man since we separated…… Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don't work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you……. I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be… Being bitter, resentful and just felt out mean will has never been good for our daughter …. 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…….

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Tyrese, who is remarried, concluded by encouraging dads to fight for their children and promised more “truths” will be forthcoming.

The new truths his ex-wife has espoused in court filings obtained by People magazine don’t paint the actor in a positive light.


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Mitchell Gibson claims her ex-husband, to whom she was married from 2007 to 2009, hit their 10-year-old daughter “between 12 and 16 times.” As a result, she alleged Shayla told her [Mitchell Gibson] she was unable to sit as a result. Gibson also claimed the singer “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.”

The claims led a court to grant a temporary restraining order against Tyrese, mandating he remain 100 yards away from his ex, her home and their daughter. Meanwhile, Mitchell Gibson was given tentative physical and legal custody of Shayla.

A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2.

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