Tyrese Wins Defamation Suit Against the Woman Who Trashed His Mother in Her Book

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01:  Tyrese Gibson arrvies at the "Furious 7" - Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Tyrese Gibson scored a major victory against the women he says took advantage of his mother — and that victory was worth $83,000.

via TMZ:

Cynthia Banks wrote a book about Tyrese’s mother and her struggles with alcoholism. Tyrese didn’t support the project and publicly shamed the author … who then sued him in Texas for defamation. She initially won a judgement in the case because Tyrese never responded.

Tyrese fought that ruling by filing to have the judgment tossed, and he won it on Monday. He was going to have to pay Banks $83k … but now he’s off the hook. 

Tyrese went to Dallas for the verdict, but had to leave his mother’s hospital bedside. We’re told she’s currently in critical condition … and on a ventilator in an L.A. area hospital.

Good for him. Tyrese’s mother’s personal struggles aren’t any of Cynthia’s business anyway.

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