Keke Palmer has filed for full custody of her 8-month-old son with Darius Jackson, Leodis. Additionally, Palmer has agreed to pay “reasonable expenses of pregnancy and birth” but asks each person to care for their attorneys.
The court can “make orders” for child support and “issue an earnings assignment without further notice to either party.”
According to PageSix, Palmer denied the option of joint custody and also filed a restraining order against Jackson. The order cites physical and emotional abuse. The documents also state “many instances of physical violence,” claiming Jackson has destroyed personal property, tossed Palmer’s items into the street, and tossed her car keys to prevent her from leaving.
Jackson is also accused of hitting Palmer in front of their son, threatening suicide if she left him, harassment, and “other physical and emotional abuse.”
Palmer and Jackson officially split last month, but Palmer states she has security footage as recent as Nov. 5 showing Jackson trespassing at her home. Jackson is stated to have “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 stated the relationship officially wrapped in early October due to “physical and emotional abuse inflicted on [her] by [him] throughout [their] relationship.”
“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,” Palmer 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.”
Palmer stated her leaving Jackson has escalated the attacks, citing his actions as “more unhinged, volatile and dangerous.”
Keke Palmer also released images from her security camera showing Jackson engaged in attacking her.
CANDID CAMERA 📸 | Photos from Keke Palmer’s security camera footage showing Darius Jackson’s abuse surface after being submitted as part of restraining order petition. pic.twitter.com/TQILOB1lqT
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Following the developments, Jackson tweeted an image with his son, captioning: “I love you, son. See you soon.”
Darius Jackson shares a post following the news that Keke Palmer filed a restraining order against him and is seeking sole custody of their son. pic.twitter.com/tiLppXeZ4Y
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) November 10, 2023