Judge sides with Usher in child custody battle

In this photo combo, R&B singer Usher, left, poses for a picture after a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in New York, Wednesday, July 3, 2013; and at right, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond looks on during a recess in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, David Goldman)
In this photo combo, R&B singer Usher, left, poses for a picture after a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in New York, Wednesday, July 3, 2013; and at right, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond looks on during a recess in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) – A judge in Atlanta has dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher’s ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.

Tameka Foster Raymond had requested the hearing earlier this week after their 5-year-old son got caught in a pool drain while in the care of the Grammy winner’s aunt. After a hearing in which both Usher and Raymond took the stand, Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger dismissed her request for temporary primary custody and decision-making authority.

Raymond’s court filing had said their son “suffered a near-death accident” while left unsupervised at Usher’s home Monday.

Usher and Tameka Raymond married in 2007 and divorced two years later. They went through a lengthy child custody battle, and Usher was awarded primary custody of the boys last year.

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