Wendy Williams’ son Kevin Hunter Jr. was arrested earlier this week after allegedly getting to a fight with his father, Kevin Hunter.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Kevin Jr. was arrested on Tuesday night. Police in West Orange, New Jersey took the 18-year-old into custody and charged him with simple assault after the teen and the elder Hunter got into an altercation at a store at around 9:50 p.m., the outlet reports.
TMZ reports that the father and son got into a physical altercation in a store parking lot over Hunter’s relationship with Williams. The couple is reportedly in the midst of a divorce, with Hunter having reportedly requested spousal support from his estranged partner. It’s this request that led to the argument with Kevin Jr., according to TMZ.
Hunter reportedly accused Williams of “brainwashing” their son, and pressured Kevin Jr. to find a path to success independent of his famous mother. The disagreement is said to have taken a dramatic turn, however, when Hunter put Kevin Jr. into a headlock. Kevin Jr. punched his father in the face in an attempt to get out of it, TMZ reports.
“Kevin Jr. was a bit aggressive towards his father and his father tried to control the situation,” an anonymous source told Entertainment Tonight. “Kevin Jr. then punched his father in the face and the cops were called sometime later. Kevin Sr. and Kevin Jr. have always had a great relationship. Not everything is as it appears and Kevin Sr. looks forward to moving past this.”
Following his arrest, Kevin Jr. was not taken to jail, with police instead deciding to release him later that evening, People reports.
Hunter confirmed to TMZ that he does not plan to take any legal action against his son.
“I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally,” he told the outlet. “Things are not always how they appear.”
The situation is set to be addressed in family court, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Williams, 54, filed for divorce from Hunter in April after more than 20 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences between the parties which have caused the breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months,” Entertainment Tonight reports. Rumors of infidelity have persisted, and Hunter is alleged to have welcomed a child with his mistress in March, according to Page Six.
Hunter was formerly an executive producer on “The Wendy Williams Show,” but he was fired in April, Entertainment Tonight reports.
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