Tyrese Has Been Ordered To Pay Over $600K In Child Support And Legal Fees

April 26, 2023 / Posted by:

It’s no secret former Coca-Cola bus vocalist Tyrese Gibson has terrible taste in women. His contentious divorce from his first ex-wife Norma left his mind so fractured he began singing sexy slow jams to their daughter Shayla, and that definitely was not a good look. Now, years later, Tyrese has discovered his second ex-wife Samantha Lee must have checked his bank statements prior to their divorce because the dollar signs grew inside her eyes like she was Scrooge McDuck. Their divorce ordered Tyrese to pay $10K a month in child support for their daughter Soraya, to which Tyrese responded: “Good luck with that!” Now, after a new hearing and futile attempt to get people to rally behind him, Tyrese must pay over $600K in combined child support and legal fees.

Tyrese isn’t very happy with the way this legal shakedown ended, but there were many factors that lead to this decision. One of the most damaging came after he accused the judge appointed in his case, Kevin Farmer, of being a racist. So Tyrese took to Instagram to pair a clearance rack Wakanda Forever dashiki with a $5 Dead Presidents skull cap to request support from civil rights superheroes Dr. Ben Crump, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III to sit with him as this egregious injustice against his dwindling bank account takes place. Black Enterprise reports he also reached out to the media to attend the hearing as well.

The actor wants the judge removed from the case and requests Farmer recuse himself. [Tyrese] also wants media outlets to attend and witness the case, asking to file a rule 22, permitting the press to attend and record all proceedings.

His post continued: “They just put him BACK ON MY CASE….. meet me at the courthouse at 8:30 am FATHERS for a PRAYER!!!!!!!! Please tag all BLOGGERS, PRESS, AND MEDIA in Atlanta; you guys need to file a RULE 22 motion to be in the actual courtroom with your cameras on IG, FB LIVE, and or the media in itself…..”

Unfortunately for Tyrese, his sad attempt of flashing his Bat-shit crazy signal failed to entice the warriors of justice to appear at his court hearing. He would have probably had better luck requesting them to set up a GoFundMe for the money he’s about to pay because TMZ reports the price tag for his racist accusations and chronic poor wife choices are going to cost him somewhere in the neighborhood of $650K.

Inside court, the judge fired back at Tyrese for his failure to cough up the money he’d been ordered to pay, and held him in contempt of court. He could have been arrested, but the judge cut him a break.

Tyrese was ordered to pay a total of $237,944 in back child support for their daughter Soraya and $399K for Samantha’s attorney fees. He also has to foot a $17K bill for the special master … a referee, of sorts, appointed by the judge to handle minor disputes during the case.

Luckily his lawyer Tanya Mitchell Graham plans on filing an appeal and motioning for a new trial next month, so Tyrese better start holding yard sales for the next few weeks just in case the motion gets denied. And somehow, a part of me believes once Tyrese heard the amount of money he has to pay, he turned to Judge Farmer with tears in his eyes and asked, “How you gonna act like that?“.

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