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Tyrese Gibson has been hit with a restraining order after his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, claims he abused their daughter. In court papers obtained by People, Norma says the singer/actor “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.”
She also adds he hit Shayla “between 12 and 16 times,” leading the child to allegedly later tell her mother that she couldn’t sit down due to pain and saying, “Mum, Dad beat me so hard that it hurts when I sit down.”
In her declaration, Norma claims Tyrese was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder as well as manic behavior by three therapists which she said he denied. She is also “deeply concerned” he will take their daughter to Dubai, where he has allegedly threatened to travel in the past, adding he did not return their daughter’s passport to her when she requested.
Norma also states in the documents that he tends to “beat on the people he is in conflict with” and that he had hit her “a number of times in the past including when I was pregnant with our daughter.”
Norma was granted temporary physical and legal custody of Shayla and Tyrese was ordered to stay 100 yards away from both of them, including Norma’s home.
He posted several times on Instagram regarding the issue, denying the accusations and calling Norma bitter. One posting is a photo of him and his ex-wife and their daughter:
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…… Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don't work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you……. 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…….
A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2.