Dallasblack.com: Report: Judge Rules That Tyrese’s Own Daughter May Testify Against Him In Child Abuse Case


Friday, October 13, 2017 9:22 AM

Report: Judge Rules That Tyrese’s Own Daughter May Testify Against Him In Child Abuse Case

By: Monya Fleming

Report: Judge Rules That Tyrese’s Own Daughter May Testify Against Him In Child Abuse Case
Tyrese Gibson's 10-year-old daughter, Shayla, will be allowed to testify in court about child abuse allegations filed against him by her mother.

Norma Gibson was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband last month, after claiming he had abused both her and their daughter Shayla. 

She also claimed Tyrese had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Norma, who was married to the "Fast & Furious" actor from 2007 to 2009, is asking the judge to grant her a permanent protective order. Tyrese's ex-wife also wants their custody agreement to change. 

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She petitioned the judge to request her daughter be allowed to testify in the child custody court proceedings. 

Tyrese had hoped to spare his daughter from testifying because he believes it will have "drastic, long-lasting implications for the child’s wellbeing and psychological welfare."

However, the judge overseeing the case has ruled in Norma's favor, giving her permission to have Shayla testify. 

The former couple are scheduled to head back to court on Oct. 24.

Last month, Tyrese was accused of spanking his daughter so hard that she was unable to sit down.

Norma obtained a temporary restraining order after their daughter returned home and told her mother that, "Dad beat me so hard that it hurts when I sit down."

Norma claims the beating came after Shayla took money out of her own piggy bank. Gibson's ex claimed 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."

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The actor has insisted he only spanked Shayla one time on the bottom, but the allegations were enough to lead to an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Tyrese initially defended the child abuse allegations by painting Norma as a bitter ex-wife.  Gibson accused Norma of acting out because she was jealous over his new marriage to Samantha Lee.

The actor has maintained his innocence on social media, writing, "I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth."

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