Judge sides with Usher in child custody battle

R&B singer Usher waits for a child custody hearing to begin, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Atlanta. A judge in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in the child custody battle between Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, who requested the hearing earlier this week after the former couple's son got caught in a pool drain while in the care of Usher's aunt. (AP Photo/David Goldman) David Goldman

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.

  • CBS News Staff

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