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Jennifer Hudson: 'Half-brother's arrest has nothing to do with me'

Jennifer Hudson has spoken out to distance herself from her half-brother's legal troubles after he was arrested for allegedly stabbing a love rival in the face.

The actress/singer's relative, Steven Simpson, 45, was taken into custody in Michigan on Tuesday (19Aug14) following an alleged altercation with a man involved in a relationship with his estranged wife.


Simpson faces charges of home invasion and attempted murder, while the victim, who was stabbed in the face, chest and arms, is expected to make a full recovery.


The incident comes six years after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were shot dead in 2008 by William Balfour, the estranged husband of the star's sister Julia, but the Oscar winner is adamant she does not want to be associated with the fresh drama.


In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Media pls (please) stop reporting shhh (s**t) that has absolutely nothing to do with me! Very offended."