Tyrese Hit With Defamation Lawsuit From Ex-Wife, Allegedly Shared Private Info About Daughter

BYGabriel Bras Nevares558 Views
Link Copied to Clipboard!
66th GRAMMY Awards - 2024 Recording Academy Honors Presented By The Black Music Collective
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 01: Tyrese Gibson attends the Recording Academy Honors presented by The Black Music Collective during the 66th GRAMMY Awards on February 01, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
The suit reportedly concerns some social media posts that Tyrese made about their disagreements and how they make allegedly false claims.

According to legal documents reportedly obtained by TMZ, Norma Mitchell issued a defamation lawsuit against her ex husband, Tyrese Gibson, in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday (May 7). Moreover, the suit claims that he, who was married to Mitchell from 2007 to 2009, defamed her and revealed private info about their teenage daughter Shayla via IG posts from April 30 to May 7. The issue stems from Tyrese's issues with his ex over their daughter's school tuition, which Mitchell says he publicized.

This included allegations of "slamming Mitchell with a cruel barrage of derogatory and defamatory posts, including false accusations she has committed blackmail, extortion, death threats, tax evasion, forgery, bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering," the reported lawsuit reads. Supposedly, Tyrese shared his family court motion online through a Google Drive file link in his Instagram bio. According to these claims, it provided excessive detail about the school, Shayla, and her mother, and specifically mentioned a May 1 post's caption as an example of things he shouldn't have shared. "Before they make me delete this post and the link with the full 167 pages of court documents with details [ receipts ] to back up everything GO THERE NOW," the caption read.

Tyrese At The 2024 AAFCA Special Achievement Awards Luncheon

Tyrese Gibson speaks onstage at the AAFCA Special Achievement Awards Luncheon held at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on March 3, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

"I am done with living in fear… I got 1 TYRESE!" the still-public post reads, which Norma Mitchell requested the court to order the immediate removal of, along with other posts. "Just 1.. and I am going to protect my name and legacy and family until I take my last breath." This adds onto other legal and relationship issues that he's facing as of late. For example, there's the actor and singer's ongoing divorce with his second ex wife, Samantha Lee.

That's also been quite the nasty process, and on top of that, there's another lawsuit from 2023 involving alleged rental property damage. Tyrese remained steadfast in his denial of any and all wrongdoing, or at least, in his case against his former partners and other parties. It's unclear what will become of all of this, especially considering the back-and-forth nature of it. For more news and the latest updates on these situations, come back to HNHH.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.