David Otunga Responds To Jennifer Hudson's Physical Abuse Allegations

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  Jennifer Hudson  arriving at the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium on November 9, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

David Otunga Responds To Jennifer Hudson's Physical Abuse Allegations

This split is already getting ugly.

Published November 17, 2017

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga were never married, but this breakup is starting to sound like a divorce. The news broke this morning that the couple broke up and the Oscar winner filed a protective order, alleging physical abuse. Otunga just responded.

Take a look at the couple in happier times in the BET Breaks video above.

In a statement to TMZ, which was sent from David's lawyer, he denies all allegations, specifically that he pushed Jennifer Hudson, saying, "At no time did Mr. Otunga 'physically push' Ms. Hudson as she has alleged."

In court docs, Hudson claimed that David was angry she was at the studio with music producer Mali. However, Otunga's lawyer claims he was upset their 8-year-old son was at the studio so late — reportedly, it was 12:30 a.m. — on a school night. TMZ also reports, "David says he's been their child's primary caregiver since birth because Jennifer's on the road a lot, and he scoffs at her new claim in legal docs that she's the primary caregiver."

David's lawyer will be headed to court to undo the order of protection so that Otunga will be able to spend Thanksgiving with his son. 

Written by Renee Samuel

(Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage)


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