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David Otunga Jennifer Hudson Did Me Dirty Throw Out Her Restraining Order!

11/17/2017 2:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Hudson played super dirty by sneaking into court to get an order of protection against baby daddy David Otunga to get a leg up in their custody dispute ... so claims Otunga's lawyer.

Attorney Tracy Rizzo just filed legal docs asking the judge to throw out the order of protection a judge granted Thursday, forcing Otunga out of the family home and requiring him to stay clear of Jennifer and their 8-year-old son, David Jr.

Rizzo says she and David were blindsided by the order of protection and Hudson's lawyer never gave them any notice of the hearing. She says Hudson's endgame was to "gain an unfair advantage" in their custody negotiations which reached an impasse Wednesday, trying to make David look like the villain.

In the new docs, David is clear ... "All of the allegations ... are false. I have never physically pushed J. Hudson or in any other way harmed or threatened J. Hudson or our son."

Rizzo wants a hearing next Tuesday to vacate the order of protection, and David wants to be with his son for Thanksgiving. 

David claims he's been the primary caregiver of David Jr. since birth. Jennifer says she's been the primary caregiver.

Jennifer Hudson Confronted by David Otunga ... Over Cheating Allegations

11/17/2017 10:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga broke up after he confronted her, claiming she was secretly dating music producer Mali Music ... TMZ has learned.

Hudson denies having any relationship with the producer, but Otunga believes Hudson and Mali Music were having a secret affair for months before the confrontation.

We're told Jennifer and Mali Music met a few years ago, when she hired him to perform at a party. They became friends and we're told they have been in the studio together a number of times. She told Charlamagne Tha God back in 2014, "My favorite artist is Mali Music. See, y'all don't even know who he is. Y'all gotta look up Mali Music, trust me."

Mali Music was deep into gospel but crossed over into secular music. She calls him her "dream artist."

TMZ broke the story ... cops kicked David out of the family home Thursday night after Jennifer got an order of protection claiming she feared him, he had gotten physical with her and he was a threat to her and her son. David vehemently denies the allegations.

We reached out to Mali Music, so far no word back.

Jennifer Hudson Claims David Otunga Got Physical with Her ... He Denies It

11/17/2017 7:15 AM PST
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9:25 AM PT -- Cops tell us they have opened a domestic battery investigation and it's classified as a misdemeanor.Jennifer Hudson claims she's in fear of baby daddy David Otunga -- afraid he will physically harm her -- something Otunga vigorously denies.

TMZ has obtained the order of protection Hudson got Thursday. She claims David has exhibited "aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior toward me." She says, "I am now living in fear of further action David might take."

She claims on Wednesday she was at a recording session in Chicago with their son, David Jr., and David made a series of phone calls to reach her. When he couldn't get her, he asked their son to record the scene. Hudson says David wanted their son to show she was dating one of her producers ... something she denies.

She says when she got home David was visibly angry, grabbed David Jr. by the hand and physically pushed Hudson out of the master suite. She claims their son, a makeup artist and an assistant all witnessed the incident.

She says this was just the most recent in a pattern of escalating and threatening behavior and she says she's especially concerned because David is a 6'3" 240 lb professional wrestler.

Hudson goes on to say in legal docs, on occasion David left a gun and holster on their kitchen counter. He said it was a movie prop, but Hudson says, "David knows that I am and have been very sensitive to firearms after my mother and my brother were murdered by a firearm." She says, "I believe that he left it out to taunt, intimidate and frighten me, which he absolutely accomplished."

As we reported, Hudson got an order of protection and got cops to remove David from the family home.

And as we reported, Jennifer and David, who broke up several months ago, have been negotiating a custody arrangement but each want primary physical custody and the negotiations have fallen apart.

The order of protection gives Hudson exclusive possession of their residence and orders David to stay away from her and their son.

Jennifer's custody petition, which she also filed, asks the judge to give her "significant decision-making responsibilities." Her petition says she's been "solely responsible for making all major decisions" for their son. Our sources say David says it's exactly the opposite.

David was not present in court when Jennifer got the order, and he says she has made up all of her allegations to gain an advantage in their custody dispute.

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

11/17/2017 6:44 AM PST
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.

Jennifer Hudson Splits With Fiance Who Says She's Afraid She'll Lose Custody

11/16/2017 8:58 PM PST
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Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have split after nearly 10 years -- and Jennifer was granted a restraining order -- but David's attorney says it's only because Hudson's afraid to lose their kid.

Otunga's attorney, Tracy Rizzo, tells us, "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."

Rizzo continues, "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."

In a statement to People, Hudson's rep says Jennifer requested the protective order, "in the best interest of their son." The statement never accuses Otunga of getting physical with Hudson, but we're told Otunga wanted to make it clear, he never touched her.

Hudson and the former WWE star got engaged in 2008 after less than a year of dating -- soon after welcoming their son, David Daniel Otunga Jr. -- the two never officially tied the knot.

Jesse Williams Gets Overnight Visits with His Kids

11/16/2017 11:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jesse Williams scored a victory in his child custody dispute with his estranged wife, Aryn Drake-Lee -- he's going to begin having overnight visits with his kids.

According to a new order in the case, Jesse will get their kids overnight if his scheduled visit with them falls on a weekend. In other words, Friday and Saturday night PJ parties at Dad's place!

In the docs, the exes also spell out a bunch of other terms:

- No Uber or Lyft rides for the kids.
- Both parents must child-proof their homes.
- Both parents have to make sure the kids wear helmets while skateboarding or riding bikes and scooters.

Tech N9ne Divorce Finalized

11/16/2017 7:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Tech N9ne and Lecoya LeJeune can pour out all the Caribou Lou they want ... their 22-year marriage is officially over.

The couple's divorce was finalized earlier this month ... according to court records. The divorce judgment says Tech walks away with his 49% of Strange Music as well as his management company.

Lecoya gets various bank accounts, and Tech will make an asset equalization payment to her of $150k. He'll also pay monthly spousal support of $5,555.55 for 6 years. Nines woulda been way cooler ... although more expensive.

They separated in 2005, but Tech didn't file for divorce until 2015. No child support or custody issues because their 2 kids are now adults.

'Little Women: LA' Star Breaks Up with Cheating Husband

11/10/2017 3:05 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Little Women: LA" star Briana Renee was fed up with her hubby's cheating ways, so she's finally called it quits ... TMZ has learned.

A source connected to the former couple tells us Briana broke up with Matt Grundhoffer last month because there was no way of resuscitating their 3-year marriage. We're told they found it impossible to bounce back from Matt's constant cheating and flirting -- some of which was seen on the show.

Matt copped to straying at times, and it sparked multiple fights.

Now, the hard part. Briana and Matt have a 16-month-old son together, and 2 kids from previous relationships. They're still living together while they figure out new arrangements, but they sleep in separate rooms.

We're told there's zero chance of reconciliation, and divorce is looming.

Mel B, Stephen Belafonte Settle Major Divorce Issues

11/9/2017 9:16 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte have settled the domestic violence portion of their nasty divorce.

We're told the 2 have reached an agreement and Mel has withdrawn her domestic violence restraining order against Stephen.

The implication ... it opens the door for Stephen to see his 6-year-old daughter Madison.

We're also told Mel B and Stephen settled a portion of their property division.

There has been no resolution of the Lorraine Gilles matter -- she's the former nanny who claims Mel B pressured her into having 3-ways with the couple. However, we're told they're close to reaching a resolution. 

Vincent Herbert I'm Not a Killer But I'll Fight FOR Tamar

11/3/2017 2:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tamar Braxton's estranged husband, Vincent Herbert, is stunned by his mother-in-law's strong insinuation he's an abusive man capable of killing her daughter ... and he totally denies it.

A source close to Vincent tells TMZ ... he has no idea why Evelyn Braxton told us she's fearful his impending divorce from Tamar could get deadly because he's no abuser -- he loves Tamar and would never hurt her.

We're told Vincent's upset over Evelyn's comments because he feels this type of story could negatively affect their 4-year-old son when he's older. Our source says Vince doesn't want beef with Evelyn ... he says he's going to pray for her.

Our source says Herbert still plans to fight to win Tamar back and reconcile their marriage despite what her family wants ... and be a good dad in the process.  

Laurence Fishburne Strikes Divorce Deal w/ Gina Torres

11/3/2017 11:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres hashed out a divorce deal before he went to court to make it official ... TMZ has learned.

Laurence filed divorce docs and they confirmed what TMZ reported Friday -- Laurence and the "Suits" star likely spent the last year divvying up assets. They announced their split last September but list October 14, 2016 as the date of separation.

In docs obtained by TMZ ... Laurence says, "the parties have entered into an agreement in disposition of property which will be submitted for approval" ... as in waiting for the judge to sign off on it.

Laurence cites irreconcilable differences for why he wants out. They were married on September 22, 2002. He checked the boxes for joint legal and physical custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Delilah, ... and wants to block the judge from giving either of them spousal support.

Tamar Braxton's Mom Go Away, Vince ... Before You Kill My Daughter

11/3/2017 10:22 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Evelyn Braxton just worried out loud her daughter's estranged husband, Vincent Herbert, is capable of killing Tamar.

Tamar's mom didn't hold back at LAX Friday ... sending a loud and clear message to Vince to keep his hands off her child. Evelyn is genuinely fearful that the impending divorce between Tamar and Vince could get deadly and desperately wants him to stay away from her.

We broke the story -- Tamar filed for divorce from Vince after nearly 9 years of marriage ... but he still hopes to reconcile. Evelyn clearly doesn't think that should happen.

Kerry Rhodes & Nicky Whelan Our Marriage is Over ... After Less Than 6 Months!!!

11/3/2017 11:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former NFL star Kerry Rhodes and actress Nicky Whelan have called it quits in their marriage ... after less than 6 months!!!

The 2 filed divorce paperwork Wednesday together ... and it looks like it should be a pretty smooth process. They both gave up their right for spousal support and say they have no community assets together.

Kerry and Nicky were wed on April 14, 2017 and list their date of separation as October 1. The Australian actress wants her last name back, too.

Rhodes last played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 ... and dabbled in acting himself after leaving football.

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