Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Ne-Yo Denied Request to Gag Estranged Wife

Last month R&B singer Ne-Yo asked a judge to order his estranged wife, Crystal Renay, to remove the Instagram post announcing their divorce and branding him a cheater claiming she cost him endorsement deals [click here if you missed that].

Too bad...

According to court documents obtained by, last week, a hearing was held as part of the divorce after Ne-Yo filed an emergency motion. The judge found Crystal was not in willful violation of the court order.
Further, the judge did not order Crystal to remove social media posts that accused Ne-Yo of cheating on her.
In his initial motion, the singer said after Crystal filed for divorce, she trashed trashing him online. He claimed his job as a professional entertainer was dependent on his public image.
Ne-Yo’s lawyer said his client’s “earnings and earning capacities are directly affected by the manner by which his image is received and considered by the general public.”
Ne-Yo accused Crystal of speaking out in an attempt to garner public sympathy. He said her remarks led to him losing $400k in wages associated with public appearances, professional bookings, and promotional efforts related to the promotion of his new musical project.
Ne-Yo demanded Crystal be ordered to remove all the social media posts about him and an order prohibiting his estranged wife from talking about him publicly.
While the judge did not order Crystal to remove any posts, he instructed both parties to refrain from making public statements or derogatory statements on social media, podcasts and other platforms.