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Ne-Yo Pleads With Court to Gag Ex Sade Bagnerise From Talking About Custody Battle Weeks After Her Child Cruelty Arrest Was Exposed

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Source: MEGA; FULTON COUNTY JAIL

Ne-Yo pleaded for the judge to prohibit his ex from talking about the case.

Oct. 9 2023, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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Ne-Yo asked the court to order that his ex Sade Bagnerise not be allowed to speak about their court battle publicly — days before he was found to be the biological father of her 2 sons, RadarOnline.com has learned.

According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Ne-Yo [real name: Shaffer Smith] pleaded for a confidentiality order and for certain filings to be sealed in his paternity lawsuit.

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Crystal and Ne-Yo reached a private deal which he didn't want the public to see.

As we previously reported, earlier this year, Ne-Yo filed a paternity lawsuit against Sade asking to be recognized as the father to Braiden (born in 2021) and Brixton (born in February 2023).

He did request a DNA test be done on Brixton to confirm he was 100% the father. In addition, Ne-Yo requested joint physical and legal custody.

The entertainer agreed to pay child support but asked the judge to set the amount.

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Sade has fought back against the criminal charges.

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Sade responded by countersuing Ne-Yo where she demanded primary custody of the 2 kids but agreed to share legal custody, which would allow the singer to have a say in important life decisions for the children.

In her countersuit, she suggested Ne-Yo be awarded visitation every other weekend. She also agreed with her ex that he should pay child support.

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Last week, the court declared Ne-Yo was the legal father to the 2 children.

RadarOnline.com has obtained the motion that Ne-Yo filed days before the development. He said he is an “international recording artist” which led to the lawsuit being examined closely.

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Source: MEGA

Ne-Yo finalized his divorce from Crystal Smith earlier this year.

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Ne-Yo argued it would be in the best interest of his children to seal information about his finances, the location of his homes, the amount of child support he will be paying and the entire settlement agreement.

Further, he asked that Sade be prohibited from, “discussing the proceedings and any aspect of the proceedings in the media to include but not limited to social media, print media, internet, radio, and or television media in further directives held under the Domestic Relations Standing Order.”

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At a recent hearing, where both parties were present, Sade agreed to the order which will prevent her from speaking about the case to the media.

Despite the custody/support case being settled, Sade still has to deal with felony child cruelty charges.

As we first reported, on March 28, Sade was arrested on charges of cruelty to children 1st degree, cruelty to children 3rd degree, and battery.

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Source: FULTON COUNTY JAIL

Sade's mugshot after she was accused of helping her son fight his classmate.

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Sade stands accused of helping her son attack his classmate at a bus stop.

In court documents, the mother of the alleged victim said Sade kicked and placed “my son in a chokehold prior to spraying him in the face with pepper spray.”

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Sade denied all allegations of wrongdoing. She claimed her son was the victim of bullying, not the other way around.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, earlier this year, Ne-Yo reached a divorce settlement with his ex-wife Crystal.

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Source: MEGA

Ne-Yo with his ex-wife Crystal Smith.

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Per their deal, the singer paid Crystal a $1.6 million lump sum, provided her with 1 property, and $20k to help her move.

Ne-Yo agreed to pay $12k per month in child support for their 3 children. The two agreed to share joint physical custody.

Crystal will receive an extra $3k per month in spousal support for the next 3 years.

On top of the court drama, Ne-Yo has been accused of owing $3 million in back taxes to the IRS.

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