Wendy Williams' Son Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting His Father Kevin Hunter
Wendy Williams' son pleads not guilty to assaulting his dad Kevin Hunter.
Wendy Williams’ son Kevin Hunter Jr. has been pleaded blameworthy to assaulting his father Kevin Hunter, as per various outlets.
Kevin Jr., 18, showed up in a New Jersey court on Tuesday for his arraignment after he was arrested last month, TMZ and Page Six revealed.
Kevin entered a not guilty plea, according to TMZ. His attorney Ray Hamlin tells PEOPLE he is seeking “forward to resolving this case favorably and believe that the case will be resolved in that manner so that my client can enter into his Sophomore year of college with no distractions.”
The lawyer additionally disclosed to TMZ that Hunter Sr. holds no aspiration to bring charges against his son.
Kevin Jr., though, may qualify for a state-wide contingent dismissal program to clear his name, TMZ reported. He, however, must remain out of trouble, the outlet detailed.
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The prosecutor Joseph Wenzel additionally requested more time to survey the case. He will likewise consider Kevin Sr. not wanting to press charges.
Wenzel told 'it does factor into his determination, but at the end of the day, he has to make the call about what’s in the best interest of justice.'
Kevin Jr. is set to appear in court again on July 9.
A representative for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey affirmed to PEOPLE that an episode occurred at 9:50 p.m. on May 21.
Kevin Jr. was accused of simple assault, as indicated by the spokeswoman, following a brawl in West Orange. He was handled and released by West Orange Police Department the same evening and was not taken to an area prison.
TMZ reported that Williams’ estranged husband Hunter and Kevin Jr. got into a brawl that resulted in officials being called.
Hunter said he loves his son very much and things are not always how they appear.
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According to the sources, Williams dropped Kevin Jr. off at her house, not realizing Hunter was there. In spite of the fact that she wanted to return in a matter of seconds, Kevin Jr. and Hunter reportedly ended up making a speedy trip to a nearby store in the meantime.
While standing in the parking lot of the store, the two allegedly got into a verbal squabble about his separation from Williams. Hunter claimed Williams was endeavoring to “brainwash” their son, reports TMZ.
The fight immediately escalated, with Hunter supposedly putting his child in a headlock. Kevin Jr. allegedly battled back by punching his dad in the face.
A source with information of the incident revealed to PEOPLE Hunter was attempting to calm his son down and keep the situation from getting worse by setting him in the headlock.
Williams sought legal separation from Hunter in April. Their split came in the midst of the news that he had allegedly fathered a child with his escort. Hunter ended his silence on the divorce in a statement to PEOPLE, addressing the cheating scandal and conceding the fact he was “not pleased with my ongoing actions.”
As per a source, they’ve “had next to zero connection” since then, and Williams “has nothing to say to him.” She has also cut ties with her ex professionally; he was expelled as the official producer of 'The Wendy Williams Show', and she broke down The Hunter Foundation, the non-profit organization the couple established in 2014.
An insider recently told PEOPLE that Williams has “actually been in really good spirits” since calling it done with Hunter and has been ever focused into her work.
The source insisted Williams is taking over her empire and was kept out of the loop a lot. She’s an executive producer on the show as well, but also a talent one. Kevin was the one carrying out a lot of the behind-the-scenes and being a go-between for her and the show.
Williams has also moved on romantically, too: She’s been dating Marc Tomblin, a 27-year-old convicted felon, for a couple of weeks.