Tyrese accuses ex-wife of death threats, extortion and fraud

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Tyrese accuses ex-wife of death threats, extortion and fraud

Tyrese has been embroiled in a messy divorce and child support battle with ex Samantha Lee for some time, but it’s his ex-wife from a prior marriage that is currently the subject of his vitriol.

In a long Instagram post on Wednesday (May 1), the singer/actor lobbed a myriad of accusations against Norma Mitchell Gibson, with whom he shares 16-year-old daughter Shayla, and asserted that he’s no longer going to live in fear of what she may do next.

“I’ve got nothing to lose but my mind and my reputation… And neither one of these are no longer up for grabs..” he began. “I get it, I get it… We are living in the TIMES UP and ME TOO ERA! And as soon as a man goes public about the abuse and trauma inflicted on him by a women we are shamed into silence? I’m past that…Be yourself in my comments! STFU , MAN UP! Stop putting your personal shit out there on the timeline…. Be more private?

“Did you tell my ex to be more private in 2017 when her accusations rocked my life, my career, my marriage and every opportunity imaginable that was in motion was killed instantly? After a FULL TRIAL in 2017 with her testifying over 120 LIES was documented UNDER OATH…Did you shame her into silence? No!”

He concluded: “I’m done living my life in fear of what she might accuse me of next… I’m done with anyone having power over my life to make ALL THAT I HAVE BUILT crumble…. [ for those of you who will say ‘Cry me a river, you rich alpha MALE’…. That’s cool.

“Extortion, death threats, blackmail, tax evasion, domestic and international wire fraud, skipping 3 FULL YEARS of tuition of our daughter’s schooL OVER 25k in the rears 167 pages of the full on court documents link in bio ] …25 years of my life and me being a committed father…. No one will EVER HAVE POWER over my life and career…. Ever….”

Back in March, Tyrese filed court documents asking the court to shut down Samantha’s attempt to have him found in contempt of not paying child support.

Lee had filed a motion earlier this year alleging that the actor had been refusing to pay the full $10,000 per month he had been ordered to pay. Instead, she said he paid her less than half in December 2023 and January 2024.

She then pointed to multiple trips overseas he’d taken to say that he had the money and was just not using it for child support.

In his filed response, Tyrese’s lawyer noted that his income has been significantly impacted in recent years – especially because no Fast & Furious movie has been made as of late.

His lawyer noted the 2023 Hollywood actors and writers strikes impacted his income as well. In addition, the attorney claimed the vacations in question were inexpensive because the flights were paid for with miles and he stayed with friends overseas.

A judge has yet to rule on the matter.