Jack White’s ongoing custody battle with estranged wife Karen Elson has gotten ugly. The British model has filed a temporary restraining order against the former White Stripes musician stating that White has a violet temper and fears for her and their children’s safety.
The two married in 2005 and have two kids – Scarlett, 7, and Henry – who turns 6 on August 7.
White also allegedly pressured Elson to remove the couple’s children from a school they attended along with the child of Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach.
Rolling Stone reports White says in an email, “My concern with Auerbach is because I don’t want the kids involved in any of that crap. That’s a possible 12 (expletive) years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that (expletive) with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”
In a leaked email White writes, “Absolutely no threat [h]as been made in any possible way. You are the one turning this into a standard destruction of a friendship so that it feeds your dirty lawyer checkbook. You have no right to try and villianize me to help your aims.”
A representative for White made the following statement: “Anything that Jack White has to say, will be contained in his responses pleading to the court.”
E! News reports White has an email with Elson saying, “You’re an amazing father, I’m so glad we had these kids together.”
White also claims that Elson recently told a friend, “I’m completely in love with Jack and I’d move back in tomorrow if he asked me.”
The filing continues: “Mr. White does not oppose the restraint which prevents him from contacting Ms. Elson, as he is now uncomfortable speaking with her other than to communicate, as needed, via email regarding the children. The reason for filing this response is that Mr. White does not want to portrayed as something he is not, violent toward his wife or children.”
Moreover – “her characterizations of Mr. White as a scary or violent person is upsetting to him and vehemently untrue,” the filing concludes.