Raymond was awarded custody of sons Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3, but Foster has vowed to appeal the case, according to a report by TMZ. Foster feels the ruling was unfair and thinks a connection between Raymond’s lawyer and the judge might have influenced the decision. According to the report, the law firm that represented Usher held a fundraiser for Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane in 2008 that raised $1,278. Foster even alluded to money being a factor in the decision on her twitter page after the decision was announced.
“A woman’s loyalty is tested when her man has nothing. A man’s loyalty is tested when he has everything!” she tweeted. “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you. Fear the fake friend that hugs you. There’s not much worse. Money can buy many things. But in the end. Truth & goodness will prevail. I must continue to believe this. Stand firm.”
Word is Foster was shocked at the decision because she argued in court that Usher’s tour schedule would prevent him from being able to effectively raise the children. As of press time, Raymond retains primary custody of the children and Foster has some visitation rights.
This is the latest of hardships for Foster. This decision came less than a month after she buried her 11-year-old son Kile Glover, who died after sustaining injuries in a jet-skiing accident. At one point, Foster even accused her ex-husband of using Glover’s death to prolong the case and called his expressions of sympathy “bogus.” Other accusations against Raymond included infidelity and him taking drugs in front of his son. Raymond was also held in contempt of court once for cancelling Foster’s Saks Fifth Avenue credit card and had to reinstate it after she argued that she needed the card to fulfill her duties as a stylist.