It’s 2023 and Keke Palmer is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The former child star turned actress and singer has allegedly submitted security camera footage as part of her request for a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson. And what does this footage allegedly show? Well, according to Keke, it depicts Darius physically assaulting her in her own home. Yikes.
As we all know, celebrity relationship drama is nothing new. But when it involves allegations of physical violence, it’s a whole different ball game. Keke went to court seeking sole custody of her 8-month-old son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson, but she didn’t give any specific details about why she was making this legal move. However, she did file for a restraining order against Darius, claiming that she had endured “many instances of physical violence” at his hands, including as recently as last Sunday. Double yikes.
And now, to add fuel to the fire, Keke has presented security footage she alleges was recorded back in February 2022. In this footage, Darius is reportedly seen “choking me and body slamming me onto the stairs” after becoming “violently jealous and irrationally angry over a bikini picture.” Talk about a temper tantrum.
According to new documents obtained by TMZ, Keke claims that Darius flew into a rage after she showed him a bikini pic of herself. She says that she didn’t show the picture to anyone else, only to him, and she was proud of her accomplishment. But instead of being supportive, Darius allegedly flew off the handle and subsequently abused her for two days. The security footage allegedly captures some of these horrifying moments, with Darius seen grabbing Keke around the neck and slamming her onto the stairs. It’s a disturbing and heartbreaking sight, to say the least.
But wait, there’s more! If this wasn’t enough drama for one relationship, let’s rewind to July 2023, when Darius publicly shamed Keke’s outfit choice at an Usher concert. Keep in mind, this was over a year after the alleged altercation over the bikini photo. It seems like this relationship was toxic from the get-go, and it’s upsetting to see the trail of emotional and physical abuse left in its wake.
To add another layer to this already twisted tale, Keke’s mom, Sharon, has stepped into the spotlight to speak out against Darius and his brother, Sarunas. She claims that Sarunas knew that Darius was abusive but did nothing about it. It’s a sordid web of alleged abuse, public shaming, and heartbreak. And it’s enough to make anyone question the state of love and relationships in the celebrity world.
It’s important to remember that these are all allegations at this point. Darius has not yet publicly responded, and the legal process is still in motion. But one thing’s for sure, the security footage has certainly added a shocking and disturbing layer to this already sensational story. It’s a reminder that domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of their fame or success. Let’s hope that Keke can find the support and protection she needs as this ugly saga unfolds. Love should never hurt, and everyone deserves to feel safe and respected in their relationships.