Keke Palmer Obtains Restraining Order Against Darius Jackson For Domestic Abuse

Keke Palmer has obtained full custody of her 8-month-old son and a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson, for domestic abuse.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Palmer alleges that Jackson physically and emotionally abused her throughout their two-year relationship. She cites “many instances of physical violence” with Jackson that include “destroying [her] personal property, including diaries and prescription eyeglasses, throwing [her] belongings into the street, throwing [her] car keys to prevent [her] from driving away, hitting [her] in front of [their] son, spewing profanities about [her] to [their] son, threatening to kill himself with a gun if [she] left him, harassment, and other physical and emotional abuse.”

The full custody of their son and an order to prevent child abduction were granted on Thursday, along with the restraining order. The restraining order prohibits Jackson from coming within 100 yards of Palmer or contacting her in any way. He is also required to wear a GPS monitor so that his whereabouts can be tracked.

According to THR, A hearing has been set for Dec. 5 to determine if the temporary restraining order will become a permanent one.


Thursday’s legal action comes after several months of speculation about the status of Palmer’s relationship with Jackson. Back in July, Jackson publicly criticized Palmer’s outfit at an Usher concert. “It’s the outfit tho … you a mom,” Jackson wrote via X (formerly Twitter).

Following online backlash, Jackson doubled down on his opinion before deleting his social media accounts. “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 at the time. “This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”

The two were rumored to have split after that, but they dispelled any rumors of a breakup when they were pictured together at the Los Angeles stop of Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour. During an interview on Today With Hoda & Jenna, Palmer brushed off a question about whether she was still dating Jackson. “Yes, Life is good. I have nothing but gratitude. Honestly, seriously. I’m gonna take a page out of my girl Beyoncé’s book, mind y’all’s business.”

In her petition, Palmer claims she ended their two-year relationship in October.

Domestic abuse is a serious problem that affects millions of people each year. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, please know that you are not alone and there is help available. You can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit their website.

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