American actress and singer, Keke Palmer, has reportedly filed for full custody of her son, Leodis, following allegations of domestic abuse during her two-year relationship with ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson. Scenes from the alleged domestic abuse have also surfaced online.
According to reports, Palmer filed the petition in a California Superior Court where the details of the alleged abuse were disclosed. She also filed for a temporary restraining order requesting that Jackson stay at least 100 yards away from her and be denied access to their son.
See screenshots from footage taken from their home a year ago.
In the court document, Palmer claims that the most recent abuse happened on Sunday, stating that, “Darius 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.”
Another request from Palmer is for the court to prevent her ex-boyfriend from being able to harass or make statements about her, her family, or their son online. She also asks for him to complete a 52-week batterer intervention program.
The “Akeelah and the Bee” actress also expressed concerns for her and her son’s safety, noting that Jackson is, “violent, volatile, and jealous,” whilst claiming that instances of these have occurred in the presence of their son.
“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 wrote in a declaration.
It is alleged that the relationship between the two ended when Palmer danced with American singer Usher in July at his concert. Jackson publicly called her out by tweeting, “You’re a Mom” after she was serenaded on stage by the entertainer.