Fantasia Barrino Sued By Brandel Shouse For Custody Of 13-year-Old Daughter Zion

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Fantasia Barrino Custody Battle

By Michael Lewittes

Fantasia Barrino Custody Battle

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Fantasia Barrino has been sued by Brandel Shouse for custody of their 13-year-old daughter Zion. It should be noted that Shouse has had nothing to do with Barrino and his daughter since the girl was a baby. In fact, Barrino’s ex-boyfriend from high school pleaded guilty to having punched her in the face.

Shockingly, Brandel claims in court papers filed in Mecklenburg, North Carolina that he would be a better parent to Zion. Of course, at the heart of this lawsuit is Brandel seeking child support from the “American Idol” winner. Gossip Cop is fairly certain this is going to backfire on Shouse in a very big way.

Assuming it goes to court, as scheduled in 2015, it will be established that not only didn’t Shouse attempt to have a relationship with his daughter when Barrino was just another teen mom, but his suit will also ironically highlight how he’s been a deadbeat dad for the past 13 years — and is only coming out of the woodwork now that Barrino’s a big-time singer.

Barrino, who’s also the mom to a nearly three-year-old son named Dallas Xavier Barrino, has yet to comment on the lawsuit. Tell us what you think about this custody lawsuit in the comments section below.

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