- Publish Date
- Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:13AM
It's been an emotional time for Tyrese Gibson.
The model-turned-actor, 38, vented on social media about a number of ongoing issues in his personal life, making a weepy appeal to see his 10-year-old daughter Shayla, after saying he'll withdraw from the Fast & Furious 9 if Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson remains involved.
The actor posted a video Wednesday in which he made an emotional appeal to retain some custody of his daughter, as his ex-wife Norma Gibson seeks a restraining order against him and full custody of their child.
"Don't take my baby please, don't take my baby," he said through tears. "This is all I got, this is all I got, this is all I got. Don't take my baby, OK?
"I've been away from my baby for two months. I just want my baby and no one's listening because no one is in the court room."
The Los Angeles native groaned about the legal fees he's racked up in the custody battle, saying, "I'm at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?"
He said he was disappointed by a lack of support from some of his well-heeled "millionaire and billionaire" friends he's made, asking, "I've been there for you, why aren't you there for me?"
Tyrese also noted the custody battle - which has included accusations of child abuse against him - has left him hurting professionally, as he said, "Nobody wants to hire me, Norma! Congratulations!"
A source close to his ex wife told the New York Post that "The video speaks for itself," adding, "He is nuts."
The Baby Boy actor's contentious custody battle over his daughter Shayla with ex-wife has heated up over the past month, with the Los Angeles County of Department of Children and Family Services investigating his ex-wife's claim that he beat the child at least a dozen times, TMZ reported October 3. The actor struck back saying that the child was coached to say certain things, according to the website, which reported that he and his daughter had a pleasant visit Sunday that included a social worker on hand to supervise.
A Wednesday court hearing was to feature testimony from the child's nanny, according to the site.
On Tuesday, Tyrese made ripples in other areas, as he vowed in an Instagram post he'd quit the Fast & Furious series if Johnson remained in it. He said, "I'm sorry to announce that if [Dwayne] is in Fast9 there will no more Roman [Pearce] - You mess with family and my [daughter's] survival I mess with [your's]."
He went on to call Johnson a "clown," "selfish champ" and lauded people who "get big naturally," adding the hashtag, "#NoJuice."
In the post, which was accompanied by a shot of he and Vin Diesel embracing with Johnson on the side, Tyrese went on to infer that Diesel likes him better, writing, "Notice who's got his arms around my shoulder and who's standing alone."
This article was first published on dailymail.co.uk and is reproduced here with permission.