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Keke Palmer Reportedly ‘Gave Darius Jackson a Lot of Chances’ Before Filing Restraining Order

Keke Palmer, an American actress, reportedly gave his ex-Darius Jackson multiple chances to make things right before breaking up with him and filing domestic assault accusations.


The 30-year-old actress, who was awarded interim exclusive custody of their baby son and a restraining order against Jackson, 29, ‘did what she had to do’ after attempting a ‘amicable divorce,’ according to a source who spoke to People on Saturday.


‘She gave him a lot of chances to do the right thing,’ the insider noted. ‘Keke tried so hard to have an amicable split and [custody] arrangement.’


Palmer’s court documents featured frightening charges of continued ‘physical and emotional abuse’ against her former spouse, with whom she had an eight-month-old baby named Leodis.

‘She needed to prioritize her safety and the safety of her baby,’ the source added. ‘She wants the best for Leo. She did not want it to get to this point. But she did what she had to do.’


Palmer filed the request in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, alleging that Jackson reportedly ‘trespassed into my home without my knowledge or consent, intimidated me, and then physically attacked me’ on Sunday.


Surveillance camera photos of Palmer being thrashed by Jackson surfaced online on Friday, obtained from court filings.


Palmer accused Jackson of domestic violence as recently as November 5, claiming that she has security footage to back up her claims that he ‘trespassed into my home without my knowledge or consent’ and ‘threatened’ her before ‘lunging for my neck, striking me, throwing me over the couch, and stealing my phone.’


In response, Jackson posted a picture of him holding his child on X. The caption reads: ‘I love you, son. See you soon.’


In the restraining order request, which she filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, it was noted that the relationship, which began in 2021, ‘finally ended for good’ early last month ‘primarily due to the physical and emotional abuse inflicted.’


Palmer alleges that Jackson would also ‘love bomb’ her during their relationship. 


‘The abuse during our relationship was not just physical, but emotional and manipulative. Darius would ‘love bomb’ me and make me feel like I was the most important woman in the world, only to get extremely distant and cold over a perceived insult to him.’


If we were at a party or event, and I spoke with one person too long or looked at someone a “certain way,” he would storm off in a rage – telling me I was “slut” and a “whore,” accuse me of cheating on him, and that I did not love him.’ 


‘Darius had a way of gaslighting me to make me feel like I was doing something wrong even though I wasn’t,’ she wrote in documents.


Palmer alleged there have been ‘many instances of physical violence’ with Jackson, including him ‘hitting’ her in front of their son. 


In April 2022, Palmer said that she was out for dinner with Jackson in Santa Barbara when he accused her of flirting with a woman, forcing them to come home early.  


‘Darius grabbed my prescription eyeglasses away from me, threw them on the ground and stomped on them. He then opened my bag, threw all of my belongings onto the pavement in the rain, and threw my car keys across the parking lot before he got into his own car and drove off,’ she alleges. 


Other events, according to Palmer, included him ‘damaging personal stuff, including diaries and prescription eyeglasses’ and throwing her ‘belongings onto the street.’


He was also accused of ‘throwing my vehicle keys away to prevent me from driving away, screaming profanities about me to our son, threatening to kill himself with a gun if I left him, harassing, and other physical and emotional abuse.’


Palmer also stated in her declaration that she was ‘concerned for Leo’s safety’ owing to previous instances.


On September 26, 2023, she claimed Darius became ‘very upset with him when Leo was sobbing as Darius changed his diaper.’


Palmer 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.’ 


Keke also shared incidents of emotional abuse, writing, ‘If we were at a party or event, and I spoke with one person too long or looked at someone a “certain way”, he would storm off in a rage – telling me I was ‘s**t’ and a ‘w***e,’ accuse me of cheating on him, and that I did not love him.’ 


Keke revealed it was the birth of their son that helped her make the decision to end 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. 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 wrote.

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