Keke Palmer is requesting complete custody of her 8-month-old baby Leodis as well as a restraining order against Darius Jackson.
In court filings filed yesterday, Nov. 9, Keke accuses Darius of abusing her physically and mentally on several occasions during their two-year relationship.
According to The Blast, the 30-year-old former Nickelodeon star is also requesting full physical and legal custody of their eight-month-old son Leodis, although she still wants to provide Jackson visiting rights.
The relationship started in 2021, and it was stated in the restraining order request she filed in Los Angeles on Thursday that it “finally ended for good” early last month “primarily due to the physical and emotional abuse inflicted.”
Palmer claimed to have surveillance tape to support her allegations that Jackson ‘trespassed into my home without my knowledge or consent’, ‘threatened’ her before ‘lunging for my neck, punching me, tossing me over the sofa and taking my phone,’ and that he had abused her as recently as November 5.
Palmer claimed there have been “many instances of physical violence” with Jackson, including his “hitting” her in front of their son, according to the website.
Darius shared a picture of himself holding Leodis on Twitter along with the words, “I love you, son,” in response to news that Keke had applied for custody of their son. See you shortly.
Keke allegedly cited more occasions in which he threw his “belongings into the street” and “destroying personal property, including diaries and prescription eyeglasses.”
In addition, she claimed that he had threatened to kill himself with a gun if I left him, hurled my vehicle keys to stop me from leaving, verbally attacked me, and subjected me to other forms of physical and psychological abuse.
Keke also stated in her filing that she was “concerned for Leo’s safety” because of previous instances.
During September 26, 2023, she stated that Darius got’very irritated with him when Leo was sobbing as Darius changed his diaper.’
She explained that her former partner ‘started getting rough with Leo physically and I stepped in to make sure Darius would not hurt him.’
She continued: ‘Darius was angry and it almost became a tug of war with Leo. Darius finally let go and Leo was not harmed, but as I was holding Leo trying to comfort him and finish changing his diaper, Darius hit me in the head before storming out of the room.’
Along with her filing, she also included screenshots of what appears to be security footage featuring a man striking a woman over a sofa.