Jennifer Hudson’s ex-fiancé David Otunga will not face domestic battery charges, according to a new report
The Dreamgirls star’s representative confirmed the couple had split up in November, after it was revealed the singer had obtained an emergency restraining order against her ex, a former wrestler, claiming it was “in the best interest of their son”, eight-year-old David Daniel Otunga, Jr.
She subsequently filed court papers accusing her former fiancé of displaying “aggressive, threatening and harassing behaviour” towards the Oscar winner – allegations David vehemently denied.
Jennifer later agreed to drop the restraining order and name Otunga as the primary caregiver of David Jr., as part of a temporary custody deal.
According to TMZ, Otunga will not face legal action over a November incident in Illinois, following which Jennifer reportedly claimed David grabbed their son by his hand and pushed her during a disagreement. Jennifer reportedly filed a police report in Burr Ridge, Illinois, but the investigation is now closed.
If the news is true, it comes days after it was reported that Otunga accused the singer of being in contempt of a court order preventing her from making public comments about their child
On 11 December, David filed an emergency petition seeking sanctions after claiming that police officers had forcibly removed him from the family home in front of the couple’s son, while Hudson was onstage in Chicago, Illinois.
The feuding couple is due back in court to discuss the matter in the near future.
The singer and David became engaged in September, 2008, after less than a year of dating, and they welcomed their son in August, 2009.