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WWE News: David Otunga & Jennifer Hudson's domestic abuse incident comes to a close

Johny Payne
6.54K   //    12 Jan 2018, 01:54 IST

David Otunga and Jennifer Hudson have been involved in a highly-publicized legal battle since November of 2017
David Otunga and Jennifer Hudson have been involved in a highly-publicized legal battle since November of 2017

What’s the story?

Per TMZ, the police have completed their investigation concluding that the two-time WWE Champion David Otunga won’t be charged.

While Otunga was accused by his partner—award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson—for domestic battery, he has now been cleared of any wrongdoing.

In case you didn’t know…

Otunga was recently involved in an incident that saw his partner of about 10 years Jennifer Hudson accuse him of domestic battery.

Hudson alleged that Otunga lost his temper, in a fit of rage grabbed their son David Otunga Jr. by the hand, and shoved her out the bedroom. Hudson also spoke about Otunga emotionally/mentally abusing her by placing what appeared to be a firearm within a touching distance of her despite being aware of her fear of guns.

The heart of the matter

Jennifer Hudson subsequently filed for a temporary restraining order against David Otunga and was granted one a few weeks ago. The WWE had suspended Otunga until the case played out, with company policy strictly stating that if he was found guilty of domestic violence his WWE contract will be terminated immediately.

While Hudson filed a case with the police in Burr Ridge, Illinois, the authorities have now finished investigating the case; deciding that they will not charge Otunga.

Resultantly, although Hudson’s temporary protective order against Otunga may still play a factor and turn into a permanent one, the latter has now been cleared of the domestic battery allegations, and the case is closed.

What’s next?

David Otunga and Jennifer Hudson are presently in the midst of a legal battle over the custody of their son David Otunga Jr.

With Otunga now cleared by the law, he’s eligible to continue his duties in the WWE.


Author’s take

Domestic violence or any violence for that matter is a terrible thing.

It’d be unfair to pass any kind of judgment in such cases, as what happens behind closed doors often has both opposing sides narrating different accounts of the same incident. Here’s wishing David Otunga, Otunga Jr. and Jennifer Hudson good luck from this point moving forward. 

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