The stalker in question is Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw, a 26-year-old woman with disputable mental health. She first trespassed on Usher’s property in late June, yelling and beating on his door until she was led away by the police. Usher filed a restraining order, but she returned to the scene less than a week later, this time claiming to be his wife.
She was arrested and admitted to a psych ward, but Tameka Raymond is using her repeated break-ins to claim that Usher’s security is too lax, posing a threat to the safety of their children.
“Tameka is scared for her kids’ safety,” sources confirm, adding that the stalker was able to make it all the way to Usher’s front door even though he lives in a gated community guarded by a security team.
This is only the latest in Tameka’s attempts to prove Usher an unfit parent, previous claims citing everything from his marijuana use to his tour schedule. However, custody law is on her side: The children’s safety always comes first.
In Colorado, for example, a custody-seeking parent must prove they can meet the needs of their children in all manners of “mental and physical health.” A Denver child custody attorney could successfully claim that Usher’s stalker presents a clear and present danger to his children, so even if a delusional fan isn’t his fault, it could affect his right to custody. His own restraining order claimed the star was “in reasonable fear for his own safety and/or the safety of his immediate family.”
Usher and Tameka are due back in court later this summer for the next stage of their custody battle.