Jennifer Hudson Gets Protective Order In Split From David Otunga

Danny Woods
November 20, 2017

Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiancé David Otunga have launched legal action against one another in their custody dispute over 8-year-old son David Jr.

In an exclusive statement to People, Hudson's rep explained, "They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months".

Jennifer Hudson arriving at the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium, Nov. 9, 2017 in London. What's worse, Hudson has reportedly requested and received a protection order against him.

According to TMZ, Hudson is claiming in the protective order that Otunga displayed "aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior toward me" and that she is "now living in fear of further action David might take".

"Please respect her privacy at this time", the statement concluded.

Allegedly, on Wednesday, Jennifer Hudson was at the recording studio and David could not reach her.

"Ms. Hudson is much less available to care for the child as a result of her constant traveling, but Mr. Otunga has always notified Ms. Hudson of the child's activities and whereabouts", Rizzo says on behalf of Otunga.

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"David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now", the statement read (h/t to The Mirror).

Mom and son: Hudson and her eight-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr.

"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", Tracy M. Rizzo said to PEOPLE.

Earlier this year, Jennifer revealed David "saved her life" in 2009 when her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were shot in Chicago, while Her seven-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found dead in the backseat of a vehicle.

'I've never said that before, and I can't believe I just said that now.

Otunga, a Harvard Law School graduate, will seek primary custody.

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