Jennifer Hudson responds to David Otunga’s demand she pay for his housing

Jennifer Hudson performs at Reggae Sumfest 2015 during International Night Two of Reggae Sumfest at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica. (Photo credit: Sistarazzi for Steed Media Service)

The legal battle between soul singer Jennifer Hudson and ex-boyfriend David Otunga just took a turn for the worse as the language between the two has turned nasty.

Otunga is demanding that the “American Idol” alum fork over the money to pay for his housing since he believes he is the primary caregiver of their 9-year-old son, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

The Academy Award-winning Hudson, 37, countered Otunga’s request by telling the court that he has been on the road a lot with WWE. She also accuses Otunga of trying to pursue “a career path identical to Jennifer’s evidenced by his promoting himself for his role in Madea’s Family Funeral.

The “Spotlight” singer dismisses the claim that Otunga should have primary custody of their child and “denies that her working and David either not working or professing not to work makes him more fit to personally care for the child in the city where the child attends school,” The Blast reports.

Hudson continues in the legal docs, saying, “To accept David’s proposition that because he is present he is a better parent would be to do a disservice to working parents in general and to Jennifer in particular.”

J Hud also says Otunga could afford his own place if he’d just get up and get a job. “Nothing entitles David to live in a home identical to Jennifer’s,” she reportedly said.

She also “denies that the child support should extend to housing subsidies for David when the parties were never married,” according to court documents. And to finish off her proclamations, the court documents went on to say:

“Having a child with a celebrity should not be the basis to treat David like someone who has given birth to a child and who has no means of supporting the child. Jennifer is the one who gave birth to the minor child, who had the minor child with her as she travelled prior to the difficulties the parties experienced in their relationship.”

The former lovers were scheduled to go to trial toward the end of this month, but that has been delayed as both sides try to hammer out an agreement. Instead, the hearing is set for next month.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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