JENNIFER HUDSON SPLITS FROM DAVID OTUNGA & GETS PROTECTIVE ORDERNovember 17, 2017
The Oscar winner has also gotten a protective order against the WWE wrestler.
“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” Jennifer’s rep told People. “Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son. Please respect her privacy at this time.”
Engaged since 2008, Hudson and Otunga share eight-year-old son, David Otunga Jr.
The protective order allows Hudson sole possession of the family home and forces Otunga to stay away from their son.
In the protective order, Hudson claims her ex showed “aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior toward me.”
But Otunga is lashing out at Hudson and claims she only obtained the protective order for theatrics.
“David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child’s primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute,” Otunga’s lawyer said in a statement.
The statement continued: “As a result of Mr. Otunga’s career in the WWE, Ms. Hudson felt that she could give an award winning performance in court to portray herself as the victim. Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son, and it is unfortunate, especially in today’s climate, that she would feel the need to make these false allegations against him. Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties’ only child.”
Both Hudson and Otunga are seeking primary custody of their son.