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Wendy Williams' Son Arrested After Punching His Father to Get Out of a Headlock

Kevin Hunter Sr. will not press charges against Kevin Hunter Jr. following an alleged physical altercation.

By Tamara Palmer
Wendy Williams' Son Arrested for Punching Dad Kevin Hunter

It's another bad week for Wendy Williams and her estranged husband Kevin Hunter as more unfortunate drama plays out in the public eye. Her 18-year-old son, Kevin Hunter, Jr., was arrested Wednesday in a New Jersey parking lot for allegedly assaulting his father. 

"I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. Things are not always how they appear," Kevin Hunter Sr. told TMZ, which reported the altercation followed an argument about Kevin Sr. seeking spousal support and resulted in father putting a headlock on son, who allegedly punched him to get out of the headlock. Reportedly Kevin Sr. has "urged his son for a long time to carve his own path to success," saying that Kevin Jr. "needed to work hard on his own and without Wendy's handouts."


Williams filed for divorce from her husband, who allegedly had a child with his mistress of more than a decade, after 21 years of marriage. Though there's been speculation she may be secretly working to repair her relationship, it looks like that may have just gotten a little more difficult.

This week, Williams announced on The Wendy Williams Show she was dissolving the Hunter Foundation, which she started with Kevin Sr.

"Wendy Williams has been, and remains, committed to helping others in the struggles of life," she said, reading a prepared statement. "While accepting her new reality, many things in her life have changed including the dissolution of The Hunter Foundation. Wendy's giving spirit will continue through her work with other foundations. Thank you."

Kevin Sr. announced in a statement to Entertainment Tonight that he will start his own foundation.

"Although The Hunter Foundation in its current form will dissolve, the important work will live on," reads his statement. "I plan on launching a new foundation in the near future to continue the important mission in helping those struggling with drug addiction and substance abuse. In regards to the partnership with T.R.U.S.T. and the resource hotline 888-5HUNTER, the call center will go on a brief hiatus beginning May 31st. Since launching in early-March, the hotline has received over 13,000 phone calls and has connected nearly 900 individuals to some level of treatment and care. We will work to partner with other reputable organizations to get the hotline back up and running so that we can continue changing lives."

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