Tyrese Gibson Investigated by Child Services Over Daughter Abuse Claims
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Tyrese Gibson Investigated by Child Services Over Daughter Abuse Claims


Tyrese Gibson is reportedly being investigated by child protection services over claims he hit his daughter so hard she couldn’t even sit down.

The allegations first came to light last month when his ex, Norma Gibson, accused the actor of assaulting both her and their 10-year-old daughter, and obtained a temporary restraining order against him.

Now, TMZ has reported that Tyrese is “under the microscope” of the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services.

The 38-year-old has vehemently denied all of the allegations against him, releasing multiple statements via social media professing his innocence.

His lawyer, Terry Levich Ross, told TMZ today, “She’s a lying piece of shit. Tyrese is devastated.

“He’s a good guy and I will prove that.” 

Norma claims Tyrese physically abused Shayla multiple times, and that he abused her while she was pregnant with their child.

According to court documents, she accused him of hitting their daughter “between 12 and 16 times.”

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She also alleges the Fast and the Furious actor “pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other.”

She added that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as manic behavior by three psychotherapists, all of which Tyrese also denies.

After Norma obtained the temporary restraining order in September, which gives her physical and legal custody of Shayla, the star released a statement, saying:

"After nine years of working extremely hard to co-parent our child, I am disappointed to learn that the mother of my daughter has made gross and false accusations against my character in a shameful attempt to ruin our co-parenting efforts." 

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He continued, "There is nothing I love more in this world than my daughter and I would never do anything to harm her well-being or happiness.

"Co-parenting is tough and it's unfortunate when your partner tries to sabotage the situation with hurtful lies and irrational behavior."

The former couple was married for two years, until they split in 2009.

Tyrese recently got remarried to Samantha Lee on Valentine’s Day this year.

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In an Instagram post, in which he shared a slideshow of photos of himself, Norma, and Shayla, the model claims Norma’s allegations come from her being “bitter” about him finding new love.

“Norma I know you can see this, I’m sorry I got re-married, I’m sorry we didn’t work out, I’m sorry you haven’t been able to find another man since we separated [sic],” he wrote.

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“Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don’t work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you.

“I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be…

"Being bitter, resentful and just felt out mean [sic] has never been good for our daughter,” he continued.

“But I see the attacks just won’t stop so I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth.

“I just simply wanna co-parent and raise Shayla to be a respectful, decent, smart angel that I know she is,” he said.

“Paint your picture but God knows the truth.”

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