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Judge dismisses claim; Usher keeps custody of children

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A judge on Friday dismissed an emergency custody claim filed by the ex-wife of singer Usher. Tameka Foster Raymond was attempting to get temporary custody of their two children after one son nearly drowned in Atlanta on Monday.

Usher's 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, got his hand stuck in a pool drain on Monday afternoon at a home that the celebrity singer is renting on Howell Mill Road.  Neither the child's aunt nor a maid was able to free the boy, who was pulled out by two workers at the home.

Tameka Raymond had claimed that Usher had made a series of bad judgment calls that have put their children in danger. Raymond said that the aunt, Rena Oden, should not have been watching the children.  

That whole scene just was chaos. It was chaos," Tameka Raymond testified. "I'm wondering, my question is: if she does CPR and she has all of this experience, why was she on the phone and not administering CPR to her nephew, my child."

The ex-wife also claimed that the singer did not do a good job of communicating the children's whereabouts and who was watching them.

"I don't know where my children are. I don't know who my children are with. I don't know that my children are dis-enrolled in one school and enrolled in a new school. I don't know the phone number to his house," she said.

Usher testified that he sends his ex-wife information about the children's schedule each week.

Usher said that he had CPR training, along with any nanny hired to work with the children and, he said, Oden.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger said that pool incident was an accident that could have happened to anyone.

Usher and his ex-wife hugged each other after the ruling.

Usher told FOX 5 that his son will OK and he expected him to be released from the hospital on Sunday.

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