Keke Palmer admitted she easily forgives people who have wronged her to avoid feeling “very alone” in an unearthed podcast clip before filing for a restraining order against her “abusive” partner.
The 30-year-old actress filed charges against her ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson on Thursday and included gruesome surveillance footage in court documents showing her being beaten and thrown around her home.
Palmer claims Jackson emotionally and physically abused her for years – and alleged as much in her shocking restraining order that she stayed with Jackson because he “liked to bomb” her during their relationship.
On Friday, she was granted temporary sole custody of their baby, Leodis, and a temporary restraining order.
In a resurfaced clip from 2018 — years before her relationship with Jackson began in 2021 — the “Nope” star spoke openly about her belief that “forgiveness is an important part of love.”
“You’re going to get hurt by people because people aren’t perfect,” she said.
“If someone I love hurts me in a big way, and I think we can move past that, if they’ve admitted their mistake and been honest with me about why they did it… or forgive her,” she says. said.
In her application for a restraining order, Palmer included horrific footage showing her ex-partner beating her at home.
Palmer said in her filing that her relationship with Jackson (pictured together in 2021) “finally ended for good” early last month, mainly due to the physical and emotional abuse she suffered.
Palmer made the comments in April 2018 during an appearance on SiriusXM Radio, where she talked about how she navigates her personal life while in the spotlight.
“Forgiveness is an important part of love,” she began. “A lot of people don’t want to admit that.”
She said that when she was younger, she was “one of those people who said, ‘Did you do me wrong?’ Did you hurt me? Were done. Number changed, you’re blocked.’
“And I’ve learned that that’s not right,” she added.
“I’m not saying you have to be forgiving for anything important, you have to be able to set your boundaries, but I feel like I’ve learned my whole life because I’ve left a lot of people out.”
Palmer reasoned that she became more forgiving because she “lost a lot of people and found myself very alone,” feeling that pain was acceptable because “everyone would hurt you once or twice, including your mother and your father and your relatives.”
“You will get hurt by people because people are not perfect,” she concluded.
“If someone I love hurts me in a big way, and I think we can get over it, if he/she has acknowledged his/her mistake and been honest with me about why he/she did it, and we can move on, then I will certainly forgive it.’ them.’
One of the surprising video images included in Palmer’s testimony, which the star says shows Jackson assaulting her on the steps of their home
Palmer said her relationship with Jackson ended last month “mainly because of the physical and emotional abuse they suffered” while they were together
Following the news that Keke had filed for custody of their son, Darius shared a photo of himself holding Leodis on his Twitter and wrote, “I love you son. See you soon’
In her filing, Keke indicated that she was “concerned for Leo’s safety” after Darius “began to become physically rough with Leo” after becoming frustrated with his crying.
In the lawsuit, Palmer said the alleged abuse she suffered from Jackson was not only physical, but also “emotional and manipulative,” claiming he “would make me feel like I was the most important woman in the world, only to be extremely becoming distant and cold because of a perceived insult to him.”
“If we were at a party or event and I talked to one person for too long or looked at someone in a ‘certain way’ he would storm off in anger, telling me I was a ‘slut’ and a ‘whore’ and accusing me of of it. that I cheated on him, and that I didn’t love him.’
“Darius had a way of tricking me into making me feel like I was doing something wrong even though I wasn’t,” she wrote in documents.
His alleged violent jealousy often started as emotional abuse before escalating to physical behavior, she claims, adding that there have been “many instances” of domestic violence, including in the presence of their young son.
In April 2022, Palmer said she was out to dinner with Jackson in Santa Barbara when he accused her of flirting with a woman, forcing her to come home early.
‘Darius took my prescription glasses away from me, threw them on the ground and stomped on them. “He then opened my bag, threw all my stuff on the sidewalk in the rain and threw my car keys across the parking lot before getting into his own car and driving away,” she claims.
Palmer accused Jackson of being abusive as recently as November 5, stating that she has security footage to back up her claim; they will be seen in 2022
Relationship drama: Darius publicly criticized Keke this summer after she wore a sheer black dress over a thong bodysuit to an Usher concert
Jackson’s behavior in the time after he and Palmer went public with their relationship has come under scrutiny following her allegations, including when he tweeted his disapproval of her tight, see-through bodysuit dress she wore to an Usher concert in July.
At the time, he wrote online: “It’s the outfit… you’re a mom.”
When fans came to Palmer’s defense, Jackson doubled down as he fired off a second tweet defending himself.
“We live in a generation where a man in the family doesn’t want his wife and mother to show his children their buttocks to please others, and he is told how much of a hater he is,” he said.
His attitude towards Palmer has also been noted in an appearance he made on an episode of her podcast, Honey, this is Keke Palmerrecorded before the filing, in which Darius admitted to having extremely high standards for his romantic partners.
Palmer asked Jackson how he felt when they decided to make their romance public.
The fitness instructor revealed that he felt “pressure” to be perfect, and confessed that he held Keke to the same standard of perfection.
“You almost feel the pressure to be perfect,” Jackson replied.
“And so it really confused me and infiltrated my mind because not only did I have to hold myself to that perfect standard, I held you to a perfect standard,” he added.