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Assault Case Dropped Against Wendy Williams’ Son After Fight With His Father
"Things happen in families at times, unfortunately, but they are good now,” Kevin Hunter Jr.'s lawyer said of the 18-year-old's relationship with his father.
Wendy Williams’ son will not face charges after getting into a physical altercation with his father — Williams’ now estranged husband — earlier this year.
Kevin Hunter Jr. was arrested in May after getting into a fight with his father, Kevin Hunter, in a store parking lot, prompting authorities in West Orange, New Jersey to take the 18-year-old into custody on a simple assault charge. He was released that same day and pleaded not guilty the following month.
It seems the teen's legal troubles will end there, however. The case against Hunter Jr. was dismissed on Tuesday, his attorney Raymond Hamlin confirmed to E! News.
“The police were not witnesses to what happened and they came onto the scene after the fact,” Hamlin said. “If you don’t have a first-hand historian you can’t prosecute and the father never wanted to prosecute his own son. They have reconciled since. Things happen in families at times, unfortunately, but they are good now.”
Hamlin went on to say that the father and son appeared in court together on Tuesday, according to the outlet.
“They came in together and left today,” he said. “They were laughing and joking around with each other.”
Representatives for both Williams and Hunter declined to comment, People reports.
The father and son scuffle stemmed from conflict between Hunter Sr. and Williams, who are currently in the midst of a divorce, TMZ previously reported. Hunter has reportedly requested that his estranged wife pay him spousal support, which Hunter Jr. is alleged to have had an issue with, leading to a heated confrontation between the pair. Hunter Jr. is alleged to have punched his father in the nose after Hunter Sr. placed him in a headlock.
However, Hunter Jr. was not taken to county jail, but was instead processed and released, according to People.
Hunter Sr. previously said that he had no intention of pressing charges against his son.
“I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally,” he told TMZ. “Things are not always how they appear.”