By Oluwatobi Opusunju
American Actor, Tyrese Gibson who is facing court trials at the moment over child custody with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson has penned an open letter to her.
Norma had claimed in new court documents that the actor beats his 10-year-daughter Shayla Somer Gibson while she and her mother were staying with him and at the moment she is seeking a restraining order from the court.
The restraining order request was granted, meaning Tyrese isn’t allowed to have any direct or indirect contact with Norma or their daughter until Oct. 2, when the hearing is scheduled for. Norma was also granted full custody with no visitation rights for the actor.
The “Fast and Furious” star then took to Instagram to write an open letter to his ex-wife, exonerating himself from the allegations levied against him in court by his wife.
Read his words below:
“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 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 have gone 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…….”
The actor was married to his ex-wife, Norma for two years before the couple separated in 2009 and have only one daughter, Shayla together. The couple got separated over issues of domestic violence.