Fast X cast member Tyrese Gibson has requested that media, civil rights leaders, and Black fathers meet him in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
Tyrese has taken to his Instagram to enlist help in his upcoming custody battle against his ex-wife, Samantha Lee who is also the mother of his child. The r&b singer is accusing Judge Kevin M. Farmer of being racist. He also stated that the judge referred to Lee as a bitch in front of his attorney, Tanya Mitchell Graham while in his private chambers.
“Now listen, we ain’t together no more, we have our share of issues,” Tyrese stated. “But I have never referred to the mother of my child as a bitch. To hear this man, this white man, on the bench, wearing a black robe, who is supposed to represent the law, to refer to my ex-wife and the mother of my child as a b**ch… why is he still on the stand?””
The actor wants to remove the judge from the case. He is making the request after asking Farmer to recuse himself based on the previous actions Tyrese and his attorney claims that he has done during the case between Tyrese and the mother of his baby. He wants media outlets to come to witness the case. He has requested that they file a rule 22 which will allow the press to witness and record the proceedings.
“WE HAVE A RACIST JUDGE IN ATLANTA WHO CALLED MY EX WIFE AND THE MOTHER OF MY CHILD A BITCH….
“We tried to get him thrown off the bench…. They kept him on and not only THAT??
“They just put him BACK ON MY CASE….. meet me at the courthouse at 8:30am 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…..”
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The case is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, GA. Courtroom 4D is where the litigants will be. But, before the case goes underway, Tyrese has also asked that several prominent Black figures pull up in support and prayer. Those include civil rights attorney, Benjamin Crump, legendary Atlanta civil rights leader, Andrew Young, and Martin Luther King III.
He states that he is doing this as a fight for other fathers who aren’t judged fairly in this system.
He said he isn’t asking to gain an advantage in the case but he wants it to be done fairly and in accordance with the legal agreement his former wife sign with him before they got married. He is also requesting that other judges and/or anyone who can do so, look over past transcripts of Farmer’s cases to see how his actions were in previous custody cases.
Tyrese Requesting Black Fathers And Civil Rights Leaders Join Him In Protest Against Judge in Child Support Case