A Los Angeles judge granted Keke Palmer a temporary restraining order against ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson on Friday, and gave the actress temporary sole physical and legal custody of the couple’s young son.
According to People magazine, the order requires Jackson to stay at least 100 yards away from both Palmer and 8-month-old Leodis “Leo” Andrellton Jackson, including when the baby is at childcare.
A hearing set for Dec. 5, will determine the next steps in the case.
The judge handed down the decision after Palmer filed paperwork for a domestic violence restraining order and full custody of Leo on Thursday, accusing Jackson of domestic abuse.
Palmer, 30, and Jackson, 29, began dating in 2021.
The actress alleged in her filing that there were “many instances of physical violence” in the relationship.
The Nope star accused Jackson of “destroying my personal property, including diaries and prescription eyeglasses, throwing my belongings into the street, throwing my car keys to prevent me from driving away, hitting [me] in front of our son, spewing profanities about me to our son, threatening to kill himself with a gun if I left him.”
The singer and actress said in her filing that the most recent incident occurred last weekend on Nov. 5, when Jackson allegedly “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,” according to the court papers.
Palmer said security cameras in her home were recording at the time. The actress included screenshots from the security footage in her filing, which appeared to show Jackson striking her on Nov. 5.
VIEW: KeKe Palmer's Bombshell Security Footage of Ex-BF Allegedly Abusing Her Used in Restraining Order Plea https://t.co/IZ0c2rbS8H Click the image for details:
— Radar Online (@radar_online) November 10, 2023
The images have since been posted by multiple media outlets, including RadarOnline.
Jackson seemingly responded to Palmer’s custody filing on Thursday evening by posting a picture of himself holding Leo on X (formerly known as Twitter).
“I love you, son. See you soon,” he captioned the post.
I love you, son. See you soon. pic.twitter.com/uRe6N1RYqL
— Darius. (@dvulton) November 10, 2023