Keke Palmer’s ex, Darius Jackson, is denying her bombshell abuse allegations — and is levying his own claims against her mother … whom he insists threatened to put a bullet in his head. Sources close to Darius tell TMZ the latest issue between the couple stems from an argument over the custody of their infant son, Leo. Per our sources, Darius had texted Keke about going to pick up his son to watch football last Sunday — but when he arrived at Keke’s place, Leo wasn’t there. From there, an argument between Darius and Keke ensued, and at some point, Keke got her mom, Sharon, on the phone and put her on speaker — and we’re told Sharon was screaming and cussing Darius out. It was during that time when Sharon allegedly told Darius she’d put a bullet in his head, which escalated the situation even further.
Darius then attempted to wrestle Keke’s phone away from her — which our sources say is what’s depicted in one of KP’s exhibits from her restraining order filing last week. The exhibit shows them tussling and struggling on the couch. However, Darius absolutely denies abusing Keke, and our sources say cops even came over and didn’t find any probable cause to arrest him for domestic violence. They didn’t even file a report, we’re told, which our sources say backs up Darius’ account.
Darius’ mother, Yhinyer, caught wind of the bullet to the head threat and texted Sharon over it. We should note, Keke also included screenshots from an altercation between her and Darius on the stairs from Feb. 2022 in her restraining order filing — we don’t know what led to that incident.
In any case, our sources say Darius is sticking to his story and denies the recent allegations of abuse. A judge, of course, felt a temporary restraining order was warranted. Keke was granted her TRO, not to mention temporary sole custody of the child. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Dec. 5, where Darius will be able to plead his case.
As we reported, Keke was spotted out in public Saturday working on what appeared to be a photo shoot, and she had young Leo with her. She also received a rose bouquet from someone.
An insider close to Keke Palmer revealed shocking new details regarding the altercation between the actress and her ex, Darius Jackson. According to the source, Darius made his way into Keke’s home that Sunday and began to verbally attack her while she was on the phone with her mother, Sharon. The situation escalated to the point where Sharon felt the need to make a threat involving a bullet due to concerns for her daughter’s safety. With Sharon unable to be physically present to protect Keke, tensions rose and the altercation between Darius and Sharon reached a critical level.
In response to the text message from Darius’ mother, Sharon provided her side of the story. It is evident that there are conflicting narratives surrounding the events that transpired, with both parties vehemently denying the allegations made against them.
The issue at the heart of this conflict appears to be a custody dispute over their infant son, Leo. Darius had reportedly expressed his intention to pick up his son to spend time together watching football, only to arrive at Keke’s place and discover that Leo was not there. This discrepancy led to a heated argument between Darius and Keke, prompting the involvement of Sharon in the phone call.
During the altercation, Darius allegedly attempted to wrestle Keke’s phone away from her, an incident that was documented in Keke’s restraining order filing. However, Darius vehemently denies the accusations of abuse and points to the lack of probable cause for his arrest as supporting evidence for his version of events.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the conflicting accounts of the altercation will be examined closely. Keke’s obtainment of a temporary restraining order and sole custody of the child reflects the severity of the situation, but the upcoming hearing on December 5 will provide Darius with an opportunity to present his defense.
Amidst these legal developments, Keke was sighted in public, engaged in what appeared to be a professional photo shoot, with young Leo by her side. Additionally, she received a bouquet of roses, indicating that she is seeking solace and support during this trying time. The nuances of the situation continue to unfold, and the truth behind the allegations will be revealed in due course.