Judge Farr awarded Branscomb sole custody of their daughter, and blasted Knowles for turning his back on his own flesh and blood.
“The court notes that Mr. Knowles has zero interest, and in this court’s consideration on the evidence, zero capability of being a positive role model in the child’s life,” Judge Farr wrote.
In his defense, Knowles claimed he was too broke to pay back child support but shouldn’t have to because he already paid Branscomb the $225,000. Knowles also said he’s not responsible for back child support from when Koi was a baby because he paid for Branscomb to have an abortion – and believed she did – until they met up shortly after the baby was born.
But the judge wasn’t buying it.
“By way of findings to the issue of retroactive child support,” Judge Farr wrote, “the court notes that it has considerable doubts concerning the veracity and credibility of Mr. Knowles’ testimony based on numerous observations at trial.”
The judge is scheduled to make the ruling permanent during a hearing next week.
We’ve reached out to Knowles for comment.