Thursday, May 26, 2022

Jennifer Hudson and Ex David Otunga Custody Battle Set Headed to Trial

engaged for nine years
Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga

*Jennifer Hudson’s custody trial with her ex-fiance David Otunga is back on they after failed to reach a private settlement over the care of their nine-year-old son, David, Jr.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the trial will begin on August 5, and it could last for up to five days. Hudson and Otunga are expected to testify in court to argue their case.

The former couple were previously set to face off at trial in March (19), but their lawyers agreed to hold off on the court date as they attempted to strike a deal between themselves. Clearly that didn’t work because now they are ready to go before the judge.

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Via The Blast:

Otunga also recently filed a motion for sanctions against Hudson but the filing is sealed, so it’s unclear what he is accusing the singer of doing.

Back in 2017, Jennifer Hudson filed for an emergency order of protection accusing Otunga of pushing her while holding their son David. The court granted the temporary request but Hudson would later drop the petition altogether. Otunga has always denied the allegations.

Since dropping her petition for an order of protection, the two have engaged in a legal war”with each filing motion after motion in court accusing the other of playing legal games,” The Blast writes.

After being engaged for nearly eight years, Jennifer and David called it quits on their relationship back in 2017.

According to court documents, Otunga says he was the primary caregiver to their son during the marriage. Hudson denies this claim, saying her ex actually spent much of his time on tour wrestling with the WWE.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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