Keke Palmer files restraining order after revealing abusive relationship

*TW: Domestic violence, suicide

Keke Palmer had to deal with her boyfriend’s (Darius Jackson) social media takes in July when he sex-shamed her outfit for all to see. In an unfortunate turn of events, Palmer is exposing him, now, for more than just someone taking jabs from behind a computer. 

On November 9, Palmer filed a restraining order against Jackson, accusing him of abusing her multiple times throughout their two-year relationship. Palmer cited that their relationship officially ended in October, however she claimed that she possessed surveillance footage that showed Jackson allegedly trespassing into her home without her “knowledge or consent” on November 5. 

She also claimed that on that day Jackson threatened her and attacked her before stealing her phone. Palmer’s report additionally cites that there were “many instances of physical violence,” destruction of personal property, attacks in front of their son, threats to commit suicide if Palmer left him, as well as emotional abuse. 

The news comes after Palmer attended Usher’s residency in Las Vegas where the R&B crooner invited Palmer on stage and sang to her. After posing for pictures in a bodysuit and posting them on social media, Jackson critiqued Palmer in a now deleted post stating “it’s the outfit tho … you a mom.”

Jackson followed up, writing “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. This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”

Palmer responded by releasing merchandise with the phrase “I’m a motha” in July, promoting it on social media with a post reaffirming her stance on motherhood. Additionally, she and Usher joined forces for his “Boyfriend” music video, where Palmer was the leading lady.  

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for free, confidential support.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal ideations, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 for free, confidential support.

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