Keke Palmer accuses ex Darius Jackson of physical and emotional abuse, files restraining order

Keke Palmer is seeking protection against her ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson, alleging physical and emotional abuse.

The actress, 30, filed for a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles on Thursday in conjunction with requesting sole legal and physical custody of their 8-month-old son, Leodis “Leo.”

In the court documents, which were obtained by Page Six, Palmer alleged that there have been “many instances of physical violence” with Jackson, 29, that include “destroying [her] personal property,” “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.”

Though the pair officially broke up last month after more than two years together, the “Nope” star claimed that she has security footage from as recently as Nov. 5 that allegedly shows the college athlete-turned-fitness trainer “trespassed into [her] home without [her] knowledge or consent, threatened [her], then physically attacked [her] — 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.”

Palmer alleged that there have been “many instances of physical violence” with Jackson that include “hitting [her] in front of [their] son.”

She wants him to complete a 52-week batterer intervention program.

Palmer claimed that she and Jackson — who also goes by Darius Daulton — “finally ended for good” in early October “primarily due to the physical and emotional abuse inflicted on [her] by [him] throughout [their] relationship,” which she said began in June 2021.

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“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,” she wrote. “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.”

She added, “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.”

The actress claimed she has security footage that allegedly shows him “lunging for [her] neck, striking [her], throwing [her] over the couch and stealing [her] phone.”

Their reps did not immediately respond to our requests for comment; however, Jackson just tweeted a photo of him with Leo alongside the words, “I love you, son. See you soon.”

The “Hustlers” star played coy about the status of her relationship with Jackson during a September interview, during which she quipped, “I’m going to take a page out of Beyoncé’s book: Mind y’all’s business.”

She insisted at the time that she was happy, adding, “Life is good. I have nothing but gratitude, honestly. Seriously.”

Palmer is also requesting sole legal and physical custody of 8-month-old Leodis “Leo.”
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A few weeks prior, she and Jackson had attended Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” world tour in LA together, which confused fans.

Many thought the two had called it quits in August after he publicly shamed her for wearing a sheer dress and thong bodysuit to an Usher concert in July.

Us Weekly was first to report the TRO.