R&B singer and actor, Tyrese Gibson couldn’t get out of court Fast enough after hearing what the judge had to say on Tuesday. After the ruling, Tyrese took to Instagram to respond to what transpired in the courtroom at his recent child support hearing.
According to TMZ, the Baby Boy actor had to take a significant cut to his bank account when the judge ordered him to pay a total of $237,944 in back child support. Tyrese must make the payment to his former wife, Samantha Lee Gibson for their shared daughter Soraya. The singer must also pay an additional $399,000 for Lee’s attorney fees. But wait, there’s more! The judge stated that he will also shell out $17,000 for the special master appointed to the case.
That’s more than half a million dollars ($653,944) he must fork over to Lee.
It wasn’t reported if Tyrese’s call for the judge to be removed factored into the judge’s decision, but when Tyrese took the stand on Tuesday, he told Judge Kevin M. Farmer that he felt the $10,000 a month he was previously ordered to pay was excessive. He said Lee makes a good salary herself. Yet, Tyrese never paid the $10,000 per month he was ordered to give Lee back in August 2022.
Farmer did acknowledge that Tyrese was paying $2,236 monthly since the ruling. The $237,944 figure that was handed down represented the difference in payments he was required to make plus interest.
Tyrese did respond to the earlier day’s ruling on an Instagram post to his account.
“It’s all the process, right? Is anyone really surprised the outcome?”
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In his post, Tyrese did acknowledge the fathers who came out in support of him that were turned away from the courthouse.
“I feel bad for all of the fathers that were turned away and not allowed to pray with me today… But I appreciate you guys carving out time to be there this morning….”
Tyrese did say that he plans on appealing the ruling and wants to bring change by way of legislature. He stated that he intends to join other fathers to go to Congress to “get some new laws put in place” so they can that they won’t get screwed by the family law court system currently in place.
“For any fathers advocate groups, anyone that can represent me to get some new laws put in place that can go into Congress. I am ready along with a whole lot of other fathers who continue to get f**ked over by the family law court system…. I’ve never been the type of man to sit on my hands quietly bitch and moan at home about everything…. I stand UP a and speak UP a and OUT about injustice.”
Tyrese Ordered to Pay $636K to Former Wife for Back Child Support and Attorney Fees, Responds to Ruling