News: UPDATE: Teddy Riley Addresses Daughter Assault Accusations
Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 9:30PM
Blackstreet's Teddy Riley has responded to recent accusations claiming he struck his daughter multiple times with a video game guitar and was given a court ordered restraining order earlier this month.
According to Riley, he would never use violence against his children.
"Due to recent events, I am compelled to respond in detail to accusations made against me, by my daughters," Riley wrote in a statement. "I love my Daughters, but I will not allow my children to disrespect me in my home. Contrary to what I have been accused of, I would never beat my children. Perhaps, I should have been a stronger disciplinarian as they were growing up. I worked very hard so that my children would want for nothing. In hindsight, I see that it was a mistake to give them everything they wanted so that they could have the childhood I never had. Unfortunately, they have taken me, and the privileged life I have given them, completely for granted...However, my 'children' are no longer children, they are adults and I am trying to instill in them values and a work ethic of their own...I've been working since the age of 14, I bought my first car by myself. Nobody gave me a car. My kids don't even remember their first car. I grew up with 6 of us in an apartment fighting over one bathroom. My kids have never had to share a bathroom, let alone a bedroom. I'm asking everyone to let this one go... I'm only being a good parent. I'm a great father and everyone who knows me, knows this is true." (TMZ)
Details on the alleged incident landed online yesterday (December 29).
The order request, filed and granted in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses the singer of "stomping, punching and bashing" his daughters on December 23 and then lifting a Rock Band guitar and threatening to kill them with it. (Examiner)
Taking place at his Los Angeles, California home, Taja Riley's injuries have been publicly revealed.
Taja says that at one point, Teddy, "lifted a Rock Band guitar and threatened to kill person(s) w/ it." Taja claims that she suffered several injuries from the alleged incident, which include, "bashes to temple, contusion on face" and "pain in knee." Teddy has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Taja. The next hearing is set for January. (On The Fix)
The singer is known for playing a large role with boy groups Blackstreet and Guy.
Teddy Riley, often recognized for his work with Blackstreet and Guy, is also noted for producing hit singles for the likes of Michael Jackson and Bobby Brown. (Singersroom)
No further details have been released as of now.