Why Jennifer Hudson is heading to court

Jennifer Hudson at the GLAMOUR WOMAN of the YEAR AWARDS at Berkeley Square – London – 6th June 2017 (BANG MEDIA)

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga’s custody battle is heading to court.

The “Voice” coach has been locked in a bitter dispute with her former fiance over the care of their 9-year-old son David Jr. and now they will face one another in court for a five-day trial starting on March 11, 2019, in order to resolve the questions of who should have a greater share of custody of the youngster and who should pay support.

According to The Blast, things are so bitter between the former couple, they have even been fighting over the choice of school bus stops.

Last year, she filed for an emergency order of protection after accusing the WWE commentator of pushing her while holding David Jr. and though it was granted by the court, the 37-year-old singer later dropped the petition altogether.

Both Otunga — who denied pushing his former partner — and the Dreamgirls star have filed a number of motions against each other, accusing one another of playing legal games.

At one point, Hudson said she was worried he would kidnap their son, while he accused her of trying to defame him.

He argued she had made creative negative press about him her priority, rather than protecting their only child.

In court documents, he claimed Hudson issued an exclusive statement to People about their split, saying her actions were “solely taken in the best interest of their son,” at the same time he was being served with an emergency order of protection.

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