Model Karen Elson files restraining order against former husband Jack White

Order issued against US singer amid allegations of "harassment" and "bullying" behaviour

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Karen Elson has taken out a restraining order against ex-husband, Jack White.

The US singer married model and musician Elson in 2005; the couple divorced in 2011 and threw a 'divorce party' to celebrate the end of their marriage. However, it has been revealed that on July 22, Elson took out a restraining order against White amid allegations of "harassment" and "bullying" behaviour.

The Nashville City Paper reports that White and Elson are at odds over the custody of their two children with Elson currently caring for them. The restraining order reveals Elson's belief that her ex-husband is not fit to be a parent. The order also alleges that White contacted Elson's lawyer in "an inappropriate and aggressive manner." Adding, Elson "fears for her and the children’s safety as a result of this harassment."

According to the restraining order, White has a violent temper and has sent Elson intimidating emails and text messages. Elson is believed to have contacted her former husband's lawyer about the messages, which she alleges were "pressuring her about the settlement terms for divorce."

It is also claimed that White attempted to have his and Elson's children removed from a class they shared with the child of an unnamed musician who White sees as a rival. White is said to have felt the fellow musician "ripped off" his songs. Additionally, the order revealed that White contacted Elson's manager and made derogatory comments about her. "This was done to harass and embarrass his wife," the order states. "This pattern of husband’s bullying wife into submission was a contributing factor in the demise of their marriage."

White and Elson have a hearing on August 29 over a separate dispute involving their two children.

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