'I’m gonna hold you in contempt': Judge slaps down Tyrese Gibson after he questions order to pay ex-wife $10K per month in child support

Judge Kevin M Farmer scolded Tyrese Gibson for ranting in court, saying, 'that’s enough. … If you do it again, I’m gonna hold you in contempt'

'I’m gonna hold you in contempt': Judge slaps down Tyrese Gibson after he questions order to pay ex-wife $10K per month in child support
R&B singer Tyrese Gibson was scolded by the judge when he tried to argue that he couldn't fork up the hefty monthly child support (Wire image/Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The R&B singer Tyrese got into a back and forth with a judge over his finances when trying to determine how much he should pay in child support. The disagreement began when the attorney representing his ex-wife Samantha pointed out that the 'Fast and Furious' star made $2.221 million in 2018, despite claiming that he was “financially in shambles” that year.

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Tyrese Gibson is now legally single, and the judge told him to not regard the court order as a "punishment" and urged Tyrese to regard the $10,000 per month he will be required to pay in child support as a substantial investment in his child's future. However, Tyrese's reaction to this had the judge threatening to hold him in contempt.

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The judgment was announced Tuesday during a hearing in Fulton County, Georgia. Tyrese who was in divorce proceedings with his estranged wife Samantha Lee Gibson, with whom he shares a 3-year-old daughter named Soraya Lee. As seen in video published by TMZ, the hearing became tense after Samantha’s lawyer claimed Tyrese made $2 million in 2018 and asked how that squares with his claim to have been experiencing financial hardships. 

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“Sir, I’m asking you, because I don’t do the CFO thing,” Tyrese fired back at the attorney at the one-minute mark below. He added “here’s a question to you, smart person” before being cut off by Judge Kevin M. Farmer, who scolded the Fast and Furious star for his behavior. “No. Hey, that’s enough. … If you do it again, I’m gonna hold you in contempt. You don’t ask any questions!” the judge is seen saying in a raised voice. “That’s not how this works!”

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Gibson looked less than thrilled after hearing the judge's decision. (lovesamanthalee/instagram)
Gibson looked less than thrilled after hearing the judge's decision. (lovesamanthalee/instagram)

According to the outlet, Tyrese will pay Samantha $10,690 per month in child support and will split the cost of childcare and school. He also needs to maintain his health insurance policy. Tyrese reportedly pays his ex-wife Norma Mitchell $10,690 a month in child support; The two have a 15-year-old daughter, Shayla, who lives in California.

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Judge Farmer told Tyrese, “This is not a punishment for you.” “Put that money in the child, where it belongs. … I want you both to love your child, and I want you both to tell your child to love the other parent, because That’s how we find successful people. Here no one wins and no one loses. The child is lost, because his parents are not together. Minimize the impact of that loss. Minimize it in every way, shape and form Whatever you can do."
TMZ reports that child support payments were also backdated to 2020, when Samantha filed for divorce. The judge reduced the lump sum amount from $209,000 to $169,000 because Tyres has been paying off Samantha’s car for two years. He declared Tyrese and Samantha legally single and denied spouse support for each party.

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