By Ryan Velez
Many people may have hoped that the ongoing drama between Jennifer Hudson and ex-fiance David Otunga came to a close, or at least a truce, with the legal decision that Otunga would have primary custody of their son, due to the fact that Hudson’s schedule means she will be travelling a lot for the near future. No such luck, as Madame Noire says that she is now accusing him of leaking false information to the press in an attempt to make her look bad, specifically regarding the custody situation.
The Blast obtained an emergency motion filed by Hudson that claims Otunga has been telling the media that he has won primary custody of their son. It’s a story she says is false. According to Hudson, she says she only agreed to drop the order of protection, not for custodial reasons but so Otunga could vacate the home. She notes that her income over the past decade is primarily responsible for the couple’s financial solvency, and calls Otunga’s career goals “voluntary underemployment.”
Otunga is a Harvard Law graduate, but currently works for WWE. He was an in-ring performer for some time, but now primarily works as a commentator. While top WWE wrestlers do make good money, Otunga is relatively lower on the totem pole. As a result, Hudson likely has a point about being the breadwinner.
Hudson is requesting that the courts ban Otunga and his associates from speaking to the press or posting anything about the court and custody battle on social media. Hudson alleges that Otunga signed a confidentiality agreement back in August but has since denied the authenticity of the signature.
She also wants Otunga to issue a statement saying that he was never granted full custody and that the reports he contributed to were false. A judge has yet to rule on the petition. From the outside looking in, this case is getting more and more difficult to unravel. In our initial coverage of the custody situation, Otunga alleged that Hudson was lying about him being abusive in order to make him look like an unfit parent. Now, we have Hudson saying no such custody arrangement was made. Until someone finds the actual truth, chances are that we will be reporting on this story for a while. For the sake of their son, David Jr., hopefully the two manage to find some sort of co-parenting arrangement.