The Fast and the Furious actor Tyrese Gibson told his fans that he’s “actually OK” on Wednesday following the release of a Facebook video that features the actor crying over his ongoing custody battle involving his 10-year-old daughter.
Hours after posting the emotional post on Facebook, Gibson took to Instagram to assure fans that he is fine.
“Contrary to what some of y’all may believe, I’m actually OK,” Gibson says to the camera. “And I’m not putting this up to calm people down. If people are having conversations about what’s going on in my personal life… my private life has always been private. Do your research. Anybody who’s ever been in my life will tell you, ‘I’ve never seen him cry that way, I’ve never seen him have a meltdown.'”
He continued: “I’m not a singer, I’m not an actor, I’m not a producer, I’m not a writer, I’m not a celebrity. I’m a father. OK? I’m a father, it’s a universal thing. So please, ladies, I love y’all. Our angels wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for y’all. But this is not about men vs. women. This is men vs. liars.”
The original Facebook video posted on Wednesday, featured Gibson talking about his ongoing custody battle for his daughter, Shayla, with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson.
In the video, Gibson was saying that he doesn’t want his daughter taken away from him. “Don’t take my baby, please, don’t take my baby,” Gibson says in the video as he cries. “I’ve been away from my baby for two months. I just want my baby and no one’s listening cause no one’s in the courtroom.” Gibson is wearing a hoodie in the video that reads “Shayla Rocks.”
Gibson continues to cry and walk around the room before he starts talking directly to Norma in the video.
“I’m at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?” Gibson says as he begins to cry again. “I don’t hate you, Norma. I don’t know why you hate me, but I don’t hate you. But you just can’t wake up on September 11th and accuse me of something I didn’t do!”
Norma accused Gibson of abusing their daughter on Aug. 19, alleging that he “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.” In court documents, she alleged that Gibson hit their daughter “between 12 and 16 times.”
Gibson previously said in a statement that Norma’s allegations were “hurtful lies.” Gibson and Norma were married from 2007 to 2009.
In an Instagram post, Gibson criticized Johnson and threatened to drop out of the next Fast and the Furious film if he had to share credits with Johnson.