Teddy Riley Issues Statement: ‘They Have Taken Me, Life For Granted’

After taking hits for allegedly beating one of his daughters with a guitar gaming device, Producer/singer Teddy Riley is admitting fault — not related to the alleged attack but for mistakes made when raising his 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,” Riley says in a statement released Wednesday. “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. Instead of being appreciative and realizing how fortunate they are, my children have an inflated sense of entitlement and expectation without having to work or earn their way. ” As previously reported, Riley’s daughter, Taja, won a temporary restraining order this month. Claiming to have sustained injuries from an attack December 23, Taja told officials her father “lifted a Rock Band guitar and threatened to kill person(s) with it”. While a post to his Twitter account, prior to its deletion, features Riley stating “I did it for a reason, and i would do it again for them to get it. don’t disrespect the hand that feeds you,” Riley says tells TMZ the allegations are false. “Due to recent events, I am compelled to respond in detail to accusations made against me, by my daughters. I love my Daughters, but I will not allow my children to disrespect me in my home,” says Riley. “Contrary to what I have been accused of, I would never beat my children.” Claiming to be a great father, Riley now asks that everyone let this situation go. “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.(read his complete statement HERE)” Riley is reportedly due in court next month. He has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his daughter.


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