Karen Elson has obtained a restraining order against her ex-husband, Jack White.
According to Nashville’s The City Paper, Elson accuses White of harassment and making threatening emails and phone calls. The former couple, who announced their separation in 2011, have reportedly been in a dispute over custody of their two children.
“Wife fears for her and the children’s safety as a result of this harassment,” the restraining order reads, adding “This pattern of husband’s bullying wife into submission was a contributing factor in the demise of their marriage.”
City Paper has further details of the restraining order, including reported emails sent by White to Elson and incidents in which he supposedly berated her for associating with rival musicians.
Elson’s attorney told City Paper that both parties have been working to settle the dispute privately. However, they have a custody hearing scheduled in court on August 29th.
White’s attorney could not be reached for comment when contacted by The City Paper.