Monday, May 20, 2024

‘GET OUT!’: KeKe Palmer files domestic violence restraining order against alleged abusive ex-boyfriendp


KeKe Palmer has filed a domestic violence restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson, alleging that he grabbed her by the neck, knocked her over the couch, and slammed her on the stairs, among other violent acts. She provided still shot images from her security footage inside her home to support her claims.

Darius Jackson and KeKe Palmer

Palmer and Jackson were in a relationship from June 2021 to October 2023, but things took a turn when Palmer danced with Usher at his Las Vegas residency in July.

Jackson publicly shamed her for the outfit she wore to the concert.

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In the restraining order filed by Palmer, she told the courts that she was concerned for her son Leo’s safety, given Jackson violent and jealous nature. She said Jackson has made comments to her that have caused her grave concern.

She told the court that Jackson had been abusive throughout their entire relationship.

“The abuse during our relationship was not just physical, but emotional and manipulative. Darius would “love bomb” me and make me feel like I was the most important woman in the world, only to get extremely distant and cold over a perceived insult to him,” she wrote in the restraining order.

Just before 11 a.m. on November 5, Palmer informed the courts that Jackson showed up at her home unannounced, burst into her bedroom, and demanded to take their son to a football game, as stated in the restraining order filed by Palmer.

Palmer stated that she did not agree before alleging that Jackson “lunged at me, grabbing at my neck and face, knocked me backwards over the couch, stole my phone out of my hands, and then ran out of the house.”

Photos obtained by Radar Online show still shots of the incident below:

Photos KeKe Palmer submitted to the courts attached to domestic violence restraining order. SOURCE: Radar Online
Photos KeKe Palmer submitted to the courts attached to domestic violence restraining order. SOURCE: Radar Online
Photos KeKe Palmer submitted to the courts attached to domestic violence restraining order. SOURCE: Radar Online

In another incident from February 2022, Palmer recalled an episode in which she stated that Jackson “choked me and body slammed me onto the stairs in my home after becoming violently jealous and irrationally angry over a bikini picture.”

The photos show Jackson with his hands seemingly around Palmer’s neck.

Photos KeKe Palmer submitted to the courts attached to domestic violence restraining order. SOURCE: Radar Online

She said she showed him the bikini photo, but that wasn’t satisfying.

“On the drive home, I was worried that we would get into an accident because of how angry he was. Darius spent the rest of the night yelling at me, not letting me sleep so he could keep yelling at me,” she said.

Palmer also stated in her domestic violence order that Jackson slapped her while they were in the bedroom, slammed her to the floor, and also slapped her head from side to side.

“The next morning, he was standing at the bottom of the stairs near the front door, screaming at me as I was coming down the stairs,” Palmer said. “When I was almost at the bottom of the stairs, he grabbed me around the neck and body slammed me back onto the stairs.”

A judge granted Palmer’s restraining order late Thursday afternoon, ordering Jackson to stay 100 yards away from Palmer and their 8-year-old son, Leo.

The judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court also granted Palmer temporary custody of the child until further notice. Jackson is not allowed to visit until further notice.

A hearing has been scheduled for December to determine whether the domestic violence restraining order will be made permanent.

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  1. I really feel bad for her. To go a head and answer the question WHY she stayed or WHY is she just now making these “claims” against him?
    Because abusers make it hard to leave no matter who you are or what status you hold in society. Leaving or trying to leave is the most unsafe and dangerous time in a violent situation especially without full cooperation/assistance from law enforcement and the court system. There is also to safety of the child(ren) to think about as well as we have seen time and time again and more recently than before. When the violent parent has access to the child(dren) (visitation supervised or unsupervised) there is always a chance that the child(ren) may not make it back to you either they kidnap them and run or they kill them both with intent to mentally torment the victim. Visitation also gives them access to the victim and we have to remember that manipulation come with abuse and children are 90% more likely to be used as pawns to manipulate the victim into “working things out” and dropping whatever protection order they were given which is why it is very important to include the child(ren) in protective orders. You have to be selfish in a sense to protect you and your child so fck him being in the child life if he wanted to continue to be in his childs life he would have kept his hands to himself and not been abusive at all. As long as he is a danger to the victim he is a danger to the child.
    Fyi sleep deprivation is a form of both physical and mental abuse as well.


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