Keke Palmer was granted temporary sole legal and physical custody of her 8-month-old son, Leodis and a judge also approved her request for a temporary restraining order against her ex, Darius Jackson, after the actress accused him of repeated domestic violence.
Jackson will not be allowed to have visitation with his son, and must stay at least 100 yards away from both Palmer and Leo. A hearing on December 5th will determine further action, the judge ruled.
Palmer’s filing included screenshots of what appears to be security footage of a man attacking a woman in a living room. In her filing, Palmer alleges that this footage is evidence of Jackson attacking her at multiple different times throughout the course of their relationship.
Palmer alleges that among her filings is “home security footage [from] February 13, 2022 when Darius body slammed me onto the stairs by my neck.”
In one image, a man wearing a green baseball cap can be seen pressing his arms down against a woman lying on a blue couch. In others, which are timestamped at 6:35 a.m., the stills appear to show a shirtless man grabbing a woman on a staircase.
The Nope actress, who shares her son Leodis with Jackson, alleges that Jackson “trespassed into my home without my knowledge or consent, threatened me, then physically attacked me—lunging for my neck, striking me, throwing me over the couch, and stealing my phone when I told him I was going to call the police.”
Throughout the course of her two-year relationship with Jackson, which began in 2021, her suit adds, “there were many instances of physical violence” alleging that Jackson was guilty of destroying her “personal property, including diaries and prescription eyeglasses, throwing my belongings into the street, throwing my car keys to prevent me from driving away, hitting my in front of our son, spewing profanities about me to our son, threatening to kill himself with a gun if I left him, harassment, and other physical and emotional abuse.”
In her suit, Palmer alleges that Jackson said extremely alarming things about and to her child. “Darius said very disturbing things to me that caused me to fear for our son’s safety with him, including, ‘how he understood why male animals in the wild want to eat their children,’ and, ‘A man’s love for his child is based on if he loves the woman,’” Palmer writes.
“Darius will be holding our eight-month-old son and saying to him, ‘Your mama is a whore/a cunt/a liar/no one wants her,’” Palmer added.
“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’s suit reads. “Unfortunately, ending my relationship with Darius has not ended his abuse—if anything, he is even more unhinged, volatile and dangerous to both me and our son.”
Jackson, a personal fitness trainer, tweeted a photo of himself holding Leodis Thursday night with the caption, “I love you, son. See you soon.”