This is a major win for Keke Palmer.
The actress was granted sole custody of her 8-month-old son, Leodis, as well as granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson after she accused him of physical abuse.
In her motion, Palmer stated that Jackson had been violent with her on numerous occasions. She also revealed that she had ended their relationship after two years, which made Jackson appear at her home on November 7th.
The actress claims that the ex-boyfriend forced his way into her home and demanded to see their son before assaulting her. She claims that Jackson wanted to take their son to a football but she refused, which caused him to become very angry.
“At that point, he lunged at me, grabbing my neck and face, knocked me backwards over the couch, stole my phone out of my hands, and then ran out of the house,” Palmer said in her motion. Photos of the incident were released which coincides with Palmer’s claims. Police were called and they advised Jackson to not return to the home. They also urged the new mother to file a restraining order against him.
Keke Palmer also recalled a time that she sent him a photo of her in a bikini while at a party and it made him upset. “In the bedroom, he slammed me on the floor and slapped my 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. When I was almost at the bottom of the stairs, he grabbed me around the neck and body slammed me back onto the stairs.”
She added, “The abuse during our relationship was not just physical, but emotional and manipulative…So much of Darius’ abuse towards me throughout our relationship was based on his insecurity and jealousy, that I became extremely concerned when Darius started to express jealousy about the time I was spending with our son.”
Keke said that she began to fear for her and her son’s safety because of Jackson’s anger and violent outbursts and claimed that he also became rough with the baby after becoming bothered with his crying.
According to the restraining order, Darius Jackson must stay 100 yards from Palmer and isn’t allowed to see his son.