David Otunga says Jennifer Hudson is a liar when she grouses to the judge in their custody war that he needs to get a job because he says she knows he already has one.
According to TMZ, Otunga fired back in legal documents, responding to Hudson’s claim he essentially sits on the sofa at home and needs gainful employment so she doesn’t have to pay support.
Otunga feels that Hudson’s claim to the judge is ironic. He claims that she gave him an ultimatum five years ago to choose either wrestling or his family. Otunga ceased being an active full-time wrestler for WWE and became a “legal advisor” before eventually becoming a commentator.
Otunga actually stopped wrestling full-time for WWE in March 2013. He would not wrestle again until April 2014, competing in a battle royal at WrestleMania 30. He then worked two house shows loops in January 2015. He wrestled one last match in July 2015 (which was close to where he lives in Illinois), losing to R-Truth.
Otunga is still employed by WWE and is often a panelist on the pay-per-view pre-shows. He appeared on WWE television as recently as the kickoff show of the Royal Rumble this past Sunday. In addition, Otunga has been involved in acting projects.
Otunga also says it’s nervy for Hudson to complain about money when she makes between $8 million and $13 million per season just for The Voice. He also says she’s focused on money while he’s focusing on taking care of their 8-year-old son.
The couple split last November after dating for 10 years. Otunga’s attorney released this statement to People following the split.
“Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son [8-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr.]. 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. As a result of Mr. Otunga’s career in the WWE, Ms. Hudson felt that she could give an award winning performance in court to portray herself as the victim. Mr. Otunga has 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.”