Anyone in New Hampshire who has gone through a divorce is likely aware of the potential conflict that the process can create. Unfortunately, couples who share children together must continue to interact with one another as they make decisions together. However, some parents are left in an unfortunate situation where they feel it is in the child's best interest to have no more contact with the other parent. Such appears to be the case with the ex-wife of Tyrese Gibson, who has accused him of child abuse.
The couple was married from 2007 to 2009 and share a child together. However, the woman recently accused Gibson of abusing their daughter. Specifically, she claims that he held the child to the ground, pressing his knees in her back while he grabbed her hands with his and struck her with his other. She claims that he struck the approximately between 12 and 16 times.
She further claims that Gibson suffers from bipolar disorder, and she is concerned about threats she claims he made about taking the child out of the country. Gibson denies the claims, arguing that his ex-wife is simply resentful and bitter because their romantic relationship fell apart. However, a temporary restraining order was granted against him; a hearing is scheduled for a day in early October, but in the meantime, the child's mother was temporarily awarded full physical and legal custody.
Parents are often forced to make difficult choices, but ultimately they must make the decisions that are in the best interests of their children. If child abuse is suspected in New Hampshire, parents have legal options to help protect the safety and well-being of their children. An attorney with experience with such allegations can help with the process.
Source: New York Daily News, "Tyrese Gibson's ex-wife granted temporary restraining order after accusing star of abusing their daughter", Nicole Bitette, Sept. 14, 2017