Jennifer Hudson Cops Throw David Otunga out of Family Home After She Gets Order of Protection

11/17/2017 6:44 AM PST

Jennifer Hudson Gets Order of Protection Claiming David Otunga is Threat to Her and Child

EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Hudson had the cops come to her Chicago-area home Thursday night and throw baby daddy David Otunga out ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ, Hudson went to court Thursday without telling Otunga and got an order of protection, claiming he is a risk to both her and their 8-year-old son, David Jr.

The police came, allowed Otunga to pack a bag and ordered him out.

Sources tell TMZ the catalyst for the order of protection is turf and custody war. Our sources say the couple has been broken up for several months ... after David allegedly found out Hudson was dating someone else.

David stayed in the family home -- which is owned by Jennifer -- partly because he's been the primary caregiver since she's on the road a lot. We're told the couple has been negotiating a custody arrangement for the last few weeks, but the negotiations broke down after both David and Jennifer dug in ... each wanting primary physical custody of their son.

Our sources say Jennifer demanded that David leave the home, and when it became apparent he wasn't going to comply she went to court for the order of protection. She's also filed a petition for full physical custody.