Judge Steps Down From Usher and Tameka’s Case

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Tameka Raymond’s complaints about the presiding judge in her custody fight with Usher have finally been heard. According to Straight From The A!, Fulton County’s Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane, the Fulton County judge that ruled in Usher’s favor during Raymond’s bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, has stepped down from the case.

The news reportedly comes on the heels of “speculation and controversy regarding the fairness of her legal decision, and after an investigation was launched regarding alleged inappropriate activity between Usher’s counsel and the judge.”


Lisa West, the attorney for Tameka Raymond, reportedly filed another motion asking the judge to turn over some unspecified emails and her request caused a firestorm down at Fulton County.

Due to the details in the motion, Judge Lane unceremoniously recused herself from the Raymond vs. Raymond case and an order was issued containing the following directive:

Court administrator is hereby directed to reassign this case to ANOTHER JUDGE.

Do you know what that means?

That means, Tameka will finally get her day in court under a judge that (hopefully) isn’t financially connected in anyway to the legal counsel for her ex-husband.

And from what I understand, all orders previously issued under Judge Lane, (ie the order for Usher to maintain “Primary custody”) will be re-tried under another judge.

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