Tyrese was within spitting distance of ending his restraining order and abuse case involving his 10-year-old daughter and ex-wife ... but ultimately decided he didn't want to admit to any wrongdoing and carry the stigma of being labeled an abuser.
Sources close to the case tell The Blast that Tyrese, Norma Gibson, and their lawyers were all in court on Tuesday where they went in front of a voluntary settlement conference judge.
We're told lawyers from both sides hammered out a settlement proposal where Tyrese would "get the help he needs," including acknowledging what he did and working through his issues.
According to our sources, if Tyrese showed improvement after three months, custody would return to normal.
But ultimately, we're told, Tyrese wouldn't go for it. Our sources say Norma's side believe Tyrese is unwilling to admit what he has done and is willing to take his chances in court.
The two sides are due back in court this afternoon.