Tyrese Gibson says ex-wife’s domestic abuse claims hurt job prospects

On Monday, he announced on social media that he was stepping away from the spotlight for awhile for "spiritual maintenance."

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Tyrese speaks onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images )

Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson is blaming his financial woes on his former wife, charging that her accusations of domestic abuse has left him struggling to find a job.

In a new legal filing obtained by The Blast, Gibson’s documents claim he’s “been unable to find work in the entertainment field” since Norma Gibson made what he called “false” allegations against him.

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To prove his point he points out that he is only been taking home $51,000 per month over the last year, a significant decline from the $180,000 per month he was previously earning before the accusations.

According to TMZ, in October 2017, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services opened an investigation after Norma Gibson made claims that her ex-husband “beat” their 10-year-old daughter on between 12 and 16 occasions and once even spanked her to the point where she was in too much pain to sit.

A month later, that investigation was dropped by the organization and a Los Angeles judge restored Tyrese’s joint custody of his daughter later that November.

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Now that his name has been cleared of any wrongdoing, Tyrese doesn’t want to risk being ordered to pay his ex-wife’s legal fees. He claims in the new legal filing that he’s already had to spend $200,000 to finance his own defense against her “false and baseless domestic abuse allegations.”

The actor is also reportedly claiming to only have $130,000 left to his name, most of which comes from royalties and residuals, in addition to making occasional appearances.

Monday, the singer announced on his social media that he was stepping away from the spotlight for awhile for “spiritual maintenance.”

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