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Wendy Williams' Son Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged Assault against Dad Kevin Hunter

Claudine Varela
Jun 26, 2019
06:49 A.M.
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Wendy Williams' son may never be tried for assault charges after pleading not guilty in court this week. The case of the 18-year-old who punched his father in the nose may just be resolved without tainting his name.

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It looks like Wendy Williams’ son, Kevin Hunter Jr. will be off the hook after recent reports suggest prosecutors may dismiss his assault case. The 18-year-old previously punched his father, Kevin Hunter Sr. during an altercation. This led to his day in court, though his father didn’t press charges. 

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THE PUNCHING INCIDENT

Following the end of Wendy’s tumultuous marriage to Kevin Sr. after learning he fathered a child with his long term mistress, her son reacted violently against his father. The incident occurred last month at a parking lot outside a store near their New Jersey home where the two argued over the repercussions of Wendy and Kevin Sr.’s divorce. In the heat of their confrontation, Kevin Sr. reportedly put his son in a headlock and his junior responded by punching him in the nose. 

In the clip below shared by TMZ revealing the events that transpired inside the courthouse, Kevin Jr. showed up without his parents and pled not guilty.

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THE RESULTING ARREST AND REPERCUSSIONS

Though Kevin Sr. opted not to press charges against his son, police arrested the boy and proceeded with the investigation prompting prosecutors to charge him with simple assault. However, during a hearing on Tuesday, it was revealed the case may be resolved.

...the incident between father and son helped ease the tension between Wendy and her estranged husband. Even with the divorce process ongoing, there is still enough love between them to remain friends.

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THE PRELIMINARY HEARING

In the clip below shared by TMZ revealing the events that transpired inside the courthouse, Kevin Jr. showed up without his parents and pled not guilty. According to TMZ, Wendy and Kevin Sr. didn’t appear in court because they didn’t need to and didn’t want to create a spectacle there. However, they were spotted together in a car outside the courthouse. They are reportedly united in support of their son, a surprise turn in their relationship considering the trouble in their marriage. 

...the teen may qualify for a state-wide dismissal program to clear his name...

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THE IMPACT ON WENDY AND KEVIN'S RELATIONSHIP

According to the publication, the incident between father and son helped ease the tension between Wendy and her estranged husband. Even with the divorce process ongoing, there is still enough love between them to remain friends.   

THE FATE OF KEVIN JR.'S CASE

The hearing reportedly lasted for just a few minutes with no actions taken. According to Kevin Jr.’s lawyer, Ray Hamlin, he expects the case to be fully resolved. TMZ adds that the teen may qualify for a state-wide dismissal program to clear his name seeing he has no previous record and as long as he stays out of trouble

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