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David Otunga’s attorney issues statement denying Jennifer Hudson’s claims of abuse and harassment


Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The People’s Choice AwardsFollowing reports that Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga have split, Otunga’s attorney has now released a statement in response to Hudson filing a protective order against him.   

The dispute is over the couple’s eight -year-old child, David Daniel Otunga Jr. 

The statement, obtained by ABC News, begins, “David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now.” 

“However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child’s primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute.” 

The statement adds that David “never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son, and it is unfortunate, especially in today’s climate, that she would feel the need to make these false allegations against him.” 

“Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties’ only child.” 

As previously reported, a rep for Hudson said in a statement to ABC News that the couple have “been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months.”   

The two had been engaged since late 2008. 

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