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Update, Nov. 10, 2023 at 5:32 PM:

Keke Palmer’s ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson was ordered to turn over his handgun to police after a judge granted Keke a restraining order on Friday.

The judge also granted Keke temporary sole custody of their 8-month-old son, Leodis, with no visitation for Darius.

In her petition for the restraining order, Keke told the judge she feared for her life because Darius owns a handgun. She said he had previously threatened to “kill himself with a gun if I left him.”

Darius has 24 hours to turn over his weapons to local law enforcement after being served with the restraining order.

The judge granted Keke’s request for a restraining order after viewing images from security footage that shows Darius hitting and choking Keke in her home.

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Keke, 30, said Darius, 29, stole her cell phone after they argued over him taking their son to a football game.

She said Darius barged into her bedroom just before 11 a.m. on November 5, and demanded to see their son.

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In her petition, Keke said Darius punched and choked her when she wouldn’t give him her cell phone. He finally wrestled the phone away from her and left the house with it.

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Darius was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Keke and their son, as well as any nannies or the infant’s daycare.

According to, a hearing has been set for December 5 where Keke can request a permanent restraining order.

Darius seemed to respond to Keke filing for a restraining order in a Twitter/X post on Thursday, writing, “I love you, son. See you soon.”

In her petition for a restraining order, Keke described “many instances of physical violence, including striking and grabbing me around the neck.”
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Keke recalled an incident in April 2022 when Jackson believed she was flirting with a woman at a Santa Barbara restaurant.

Keke said she denied it and tried to calm him down, but she said he became increasingly hostile towards her.

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“When I was getting into my car, Darius grabbed my prescription eyeglasses away from me, threw them on the ground and stomped on them.”

She continued:

“So much of Darius’ abuse towards me throughout our relationship was based on his insecurity and jealousy, that I became extremely concerned when Darius started to express jealousy about the time I was spending with our son.”

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“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.'”

She added: “Darius will be holding our eight-month-old son and saying to him ‘Your mama is a w–re, a c–t, and a liar. No one wants her.'”

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In July, reported exclusively that Keke was back on the market after she and Jackson had a huge fight and he moved back in with his mother.

The fight occurred after Darius commented on a sheer outfit that Keke wore to an Usher concert in Las Vegas on July 4.

Darius made it clear that he did not approve of Keke dressing provocatively for other men. “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he tweeted-and-deleted.

In a follow-up tweet, Darius further chastised Keke and checked her fans at the same time.

“We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is. This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”