'Family Matters' star Darius McCrary accused by ex-wife of partially dislocating 2-year-old daughter's arm

Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on Family Matters for nearly a decade, is involved in a nasty custody dispute with his estranged wife.

In court documents obtained by the Blast, Tammy Brawner accused the 42-year-old actor of partially dislocating the arm of their 2-year-old daughter, Zoey. The incident allegedly occurred in March 2018, and Brawner attached medical records that describe the injury. At the time, Brawner apparently told doctors that Zoey was taken by her father to the bathroom and he “grabbed her arm.” McCrary denied that accusation, claiming he only “grabbed one hand to lift her up and immediately grabbed the other.”

Zoey was reportedly diagnosed with nursemaid’s elbow, or a “pulled elbow” in which a child’s elbow partially dislocates. The doctor’s report noted that she was in pain and “cried when attempting to move the arm.” Doctors performed a procedure, which went well, the medical records said.

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to a representative for McCrary but did not immediately receive a response.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Darius McCrary attends Remy Martin Crowns the Winner of Producers Series Season 5 with Big Sean & Mustard on September 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Remy Martin )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 31: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2nd Annual Bossip 'Best Dressed List' event at Avenue on July 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - MARCH 14: Actor Darius McCrary attends the celebration of the music for FOX's new series 'Star' at iHeartRadio Theater on March 14, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Darius McCrary arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Empire' held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on January 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 12: Actor Darius McCrary attends the Television Academy and SAG-AFTRA Presents Dynamic & Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on August 12, 2014 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
VAN NUYS, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Darius Creston McCrary performs at the 1st annual Balboa Music Festival at Lake Balboa Park on September 15, 2012 in Van Nuys, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actor Darius McCrary arrives at the Charity Holiday Ball Benefiting The Nonprofit Urban Born Youth Center at W Hollywood on December 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Actress LisaRaye McCoy (R) arrives with actor Darius McCrary (L) at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards held at the Directors Guild Of America on August 31, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)
Darius McCrary and Vanessa Williams, presenters during BET Awards 2007 - Press Room at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
FAMILY MATTERS - Cast Gallery - Shoot Date: September 16, 1996. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DARIUS MCCRARY
FAMILY MATTERS - Cast Gallery - Shoot Date: September 16, 1996. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BACK ROW:MICHELLE THOMAS;JALEEL WHITE;DARIUS MCCRARY;JOMARIE PAYTON;REGINALD VELJOHNSON;KELLIE SHANYGNE WILLIAMS FRONT ROW: ORLANDO BROWN;ROSETTA LENOIRE;BRYTON JAMES
FAMILY MATTERS - 'Till Death Do Us Apartment' - Airdate: October 7, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) MARITA STAVROU;SHAWN HARRISON;KIMBERLY RUSSELL;DARIUS MCCRARY
FAMILY MATTERS - Cast Gallery - Shoot Date: August 8, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DARIUS MCCRARY
FAMILY MATTERS - Cast Gallery - Shoot Date: August 8, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHAWN HARRISON;DARIUS MCCRARY;KELLIE SHANYGNE WILLIAMS;JALEEL WHITE;BRYTON JAMES;ROSETTA LENOIRE;REGINALD VELJOHNSON;JOMARIE PAYTON
FAMILY MATTERS - 'Presumed Urkel' - Airdate: February 4, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JALEEL WHITE;DARIUS MCCRARY
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Brawner also alleges in the documents that McCrary went on the radio and “stated that I have been telling and coaching our 2-year-old daughter to lie and say that ‘Dada hurt her.’” She also declared that the actor has not been following court orders regarding the custody of Zoey and that he has blown off mandated co-parenting classes.

“I cannot co-parent by myself,” Brawner reportedly stated. “I have gone above and beyond to parent with Mr. McCrary, but he appears to be too bitter and too much of a tyrant to parent with me.”

Brawner filed for divorce in March 2017, citing irreconcilable differences. She sought legal and physical custody of Zoey, claiming she feared for their daughter’s safety. She also requested that McCrary “attend alcohol/drug abuse and batterers’ intervention classes.” Their split was contentious, with both getting restraining orders against the other, each claiming to be a victim of spousal abuse.

In recent years, McCrary has appeared on seven episodes of Star and in various TV and film projects. In June, he was ordered to pay Brawner $29 per month in child support because he had fallen on tough times financially.

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