Back in July, Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson’s relationship hit the headlines after he publicly shamed her for wearing a sheer outfit that exposed her “booty cheeks” onstage at Usher’s concert.
The two share a baby son, and at the time, Darius said that he had an issue with Keke’s look “because she’s a mother.”
After being heavily criticized by fans for mom-shaming his partner, Darius doubled down as he tweeted, “This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.
“We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is,” he added in the now-deleted post.
On Thursday, Us Weekly revealed that Keke had filed for the temporary order earlier that day, in conjunction with requesting sole legal and physical custody of their son.
In court documents that have been obtained by Page Six, Keke alleges that there have been “many instances of physical violence” with Darius, including him “destroying” her personal property, throwing her belongings on the street, and throwing her car keys to stop her from leaving.
Keke alleges that Darius has hit her and verbally abused her in front of their son and threatened to kill himself with a gun if she left him. The papers also detail examples of alleged “harassment” and “other physical and emotional abuse.”
Keke has provided the court with security footage from as recently as Nov. 5 that allegedly shows Darius trespassing into her home without her “knowledge or consent” before physically attacking her.
Per Page Six, according to the court documents, in the footage Darius can be seen “lunging for [her] neck, striking [her], throwing [her] over the couch and stealing [her] phone when [she] told him [she] was going to call the police.”
Screengrabs from the security footage have since emerged online.
In addition to sole custody of their son and a restraining order, Keke is said to want Darius to complete a 52-week “batterer intervention program.”
Confirming the timeline of their relationship, Keke said that she and Darius started dating in June 2021, and their relationship “ended for good” in early October — “primarily due to the physical and emotional abuse.”
“It is because of our son, Leo, that I was finally able to end my relationship with Darius once and for all and escape the abuse,” Keke purportedly writes in the paperwork. “Leo is the most important thing in the entire world to me; he needs and deserves to be safe and grow up in an environment free from violence.
“Unfortunately, ending my relationship with Darius has not ended his abuse — if anything, he is even more unhinged, volatile and dangerous to both me and our son,” she goes on to claim.