Tyrese Gibson gets joint custody of daughter Shayla

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2017 15:51 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], November 19 (ANI): After an ugly court battle with ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson, actor Tyrese Gibson scored a major victory over custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.

The 38-year-old rapper and actor had been a part of a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Norma Gibson, who was seeking to obtain a permanent restraining order against him after alleging that he had pushed their 10-year-old daughter Shayla to the ground and beat her in a rage.

According to People Magazine, after a court hearing on Friday, a judge denied Norma's request for a permanent document, and granted the 'Fast and Furious' star joint custody of Shayla.

Both Tyrese and Norma will split custody of Shayla 50/50, in an agreement which is set to begin in January.

Earlier this month, Tyrese was forced to go it alone in the court, after his former attorney Terry Levich Ross, filed documents stating a substitution of attorney in the case, meaning Tyrese was left to make a case for himself.

Gibson's representative previously confirmed that child's services had closed their investigation and would not be seeking criminal charges.

Norma claimed Tyrese should be kept away from them both as a result of his alleged abuse, but he insists the accusations are false, and his former spouse is just bitter because of his marriage to social worker Samantha Lee Gibson, which took place earlier this year.

The 'Transformers' star insisted that the only recent domestic violent incident involving them was when Norma texted him saying she wanted to have his fingers cut off, something which she previously admitted in a court declaration. (ANI)