Usher's Ex-wife asks for Emergency Custody Hearing
8/8/2013, 11:29 a.m.
ATLANTA (AP) - Usher's ex-wife has asked for an emergency custody hearing after one of the pair's sons nearly drowned in a pool at the singer's Atlanta home.
A lawyer for Tameka Foster Raymond filed the request in Fulton County Superior Court Tuesday. It says the boy "suffered a near-death accident" while left unsupervised in a pool at the Grammy winner's home.
A judge has set a hearing for Friday.
Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said in a report Tuesday that 5-year-old boy Usher Raymond V fell to the bottom of pool and became stuck in the drain. Campos says it happened Monday afternoon behind a home in downtown Atlanta.
Campos says the housekeeper tried to get to the boy, but was unable to pull him from the drain. The boy was eventually pulled from the pool, and given CPR by a man who was working at the home as an audio-visual subcontractor.
Campos says the boy was "conscious, breathing and alert'' when firefighters arrived before 4 p.m. He is at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite.
The singer was awarded primary physical custody of his two sons last year.