Jennifer Hudson has received an order of protection from her longterm boyfriend David Otunga as well as temporary exclusive use of their home while the need for the protection order is investigated.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hudson claims on November 15, Otunga pushed her while she was in their master bathroom, holding their child.
Wait what? I am having trouble visualizing this. Let me first point out that the minor child is an eight year old boy. What the hell is an eight year old boy doing in his parents bathroom in the first place? Let’s assume that perhaps JHud called him in to talk to him about something while she was doing her makeup. At what point does she have a need to pick up an 8-year-old boy? That seems kind of old for a mom to be picking up a kid. How much does an eight year old weigh? This description immediately struck me as very odd.
JHud’s statement went on to read, “I am afraid that D. Otunga will continue to physically intimidate and abuse me. He has a history of physical and emotional abuse, and I am afraid that his physical attacks will continue to escalate, especially due to the contentious nature of our parentage proceedings.”
This seems weird to me. Then, David Otunga’s attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo released the following statement:
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.
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.
It does seem likely to me that David is the primary caregiver to their son. He clearly lives with the boy and Jennifer has been in the UK doing The Voice and is now doing The Voice here. It would seem to me that David is probably the stay at home dad.
I just saw the TMZ article where David is pretty much saying exactly what I was thinking. Also his lawyer has reviewed the court documents and given another statement.
Mr. Otunga has now had the opportunity to review the Petition for Order of Protection that Jennifer Hudson filed on November 16, 2017 and he wants to make it very clear that he denies each and every allegation contained in that petition.
Mr. Otunga is now and has always been the primary caregiver of the parties’ son. On November 15, 2017 Ms. Hudson thought it was appropriate to have their son at a recording studio until 12:30am on a
school night. Mr. Otunga’s only concern that evening was putting the child to bed so that he could be well rested for school. At no time did Mr.Otunga “physically push” Ms. Hudson as she has alleged. Everyone who knows Mr. Otunga in his personal life can attest to the fact that he is a highly educated, sophisticated, and non-violent man, and that his primary concern in life is caring for the parties’ son.
Ms. Hudson is much less available to care for the child as a result of her constant travelling, but Mr. Otunga has always notified Ms. Hudson of the child’s activities and whereabouts. Mr. Otunga does not own a firearm, and the gun referenced in Ms. Hudson’s petition was a prop that he used for an audition, just as he told her it was at the time she saw it in their house. It is unfortunate that Ms. Hudson has filed this petition in a calculated manner to not only have Mr. Otunga removed from the family home, but also in an effort to insert herself as the child’s primary caregiver. Despite the fact that Mr. Otunga has been represented by counsel in the custody dispute for many weeks, Ms. Hudson and her attorney failed to give Mr. Otunga and his counsel notice of the filing of her petition, so that Mr. Otunga could be present in court. Mr. Otunga only learned of the Order of Protection when the local police removed him from his home in the presence of the child at the direction of Ms. Hudson or her attorney. While the next court date in this matter has been scheduled for December 7, 2017, Mr. Otunga is going to petition the court to have the hearing date advanced to November 21, 2017, so that he can spend Thanksgiving with his son.
Wow, this is not a good look for Jennifer! The latest TMZ story also says that David was separating from Jennifer a couple of months ago when he suspected her of cheating. What do y’all think about this?