Former WWE superstar and current commentator David Otunga was facing charges of domestic battery against long-time partner Jennifer Hudson – who also filed a restraining order against him.
But according to TMZ.com, police included their investigation and will not be charging Otunga with domestic battery. Hudson alleged that Otunga shoved her away after grabbing their son, David Otunga Jr. The two are in a custody battle for the child, and Hudson also filed a restraining order against Otunga.
Last month, Hudson also accused Otunga of leaking false information, and trying to “ruin her career.” Hudson also alleged that Otunga signed a confidentiality agreement over the summer to stay quiet about the incidents.
Had Otunga been charged, he would have been suspended indefinitely by the WWE, as per the company’s domestic violence policy. A criminal conviction also would have had him fired, effective and immediately.
Otunga and Hudson had been together for nearly a decade. Though he proposed to her in 2008, the couple never got married – but stayed together and had their son in 2009. It was reported in November that the two had broken up.
A former standout in the Nexus alliance, Otunga was widely considered an up-and-coming young superstar in the WWE. He won two tag team Championships and won two Slammy Awards, but never became the main event draw many had envisioned.
Otunga’s last match was during a live show against R-Truth on July 5, 2015. Otunga then retired from wrestling, and became a commentator and host for the WWE shortly thereafter.
Otunga now works as a commentator for the Raw brand, having moved over from Smackown following last year’s Superstar Shake-up. With the charges dropped, he’ll be able to continue his WWE career. Of course, the battle for custody of his son is an ongoing process, so this saga is far from over.
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