Tyrese Gibson thanks his wife as abuse investigation dropped by child service officials
Tyrese Gibson is thanking his wife Samantha Lee Gibson for her support during his contentious battle with ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson over custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.
The 38-year-old actor posted a loving message to Samantha on Instagram Saturday, days after The Blast reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services had closed their investigation in Tyrese’s alleged beating of Shalya and would not be seeking any criminal charges against the actor.
“When your 1st charge get dropped your wife’s mind will finally REST!!!!!” the Fast and the Furious star wrote, captioning a photo of Samantha Lee lying in bed, sleeping. “Thank you Jesus for sending me a fierce and strong wife who is educated and resilient that was able to stand with me so far though this unexpected storm… We stress so that our wives and kids can rest.”
“When you wake up, I’m sorry Baby. I’m so sorry for posting this,” he added.
Child services initially launched their investigation into Tyrese after Norma — who was married to Gibson from 2007 to 2009 — accused Gibson of abusing their daughter on Aug. 19, alleging in court documents that the actor “pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other.” She also alleged in court documents that her ex hit Shayla “between 12 and 16 times,” leading the child to allegedly later tell her mother that she couldn’t sit down due to pain.
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Someone snapped this pic of us in prayer….. it’s amazing how powerful love is….. Agape love…… Kiss your queen on the forehead love….. Get to my Facebook right now @voltronchefforbes has been praying for Shayla and working non-stop and now his back is hurting so I️ gave him the week off after sending him to the chiropractor- God is the greatest and what HE has created let no man or women come in between – When we got married we had at least 30 pastors around us….. FaceBook.com/TYRESE go there now Shayla we love You and can’t wait for you to come home one day!