Over two years ago, Karen Elson and Jack White were showing divorced couples how to really handle a break up by getting drunk together at an anniversary/divorce party. Cut to last month when Karen got a restraining order against Jack after he harassed her for months. The Nashville City Paper says that on July 22, a judge told Jack White that he can only contact Karen through e-mail and he can only write her about spending time with their two kids.
Karen’s lawyer Rose Palmero writes in a restraining order affidavit that Jack White has gotten crazy in e-mails and text messages to her and she’s afraid for her and her chirrun’s safety. Karen has custody of their kids right now and for months they’ve been scrapping over parenting rights. Jack wants to help raise their kids, but apparently Karen doesn’t think he’s fit enough to take care of an empty bottle of Jack let alone children. Karen has tried to get Jack to go to therapy with her, but he doesn’t want have anything to do with that shit. Jack just wants to rage the baby powder foundation off of his face while typing out messy e-mails. Karen’s lawyer gave some of those e-mails to the court. In some of those e-mails, Jack brings the crazy in heavy doses by telling Karen to get their kid’s school to move their child to a different class, because he doesn’t like that his daughter is learning next to the child of a musician he feels is copying his shit and ripping him off. The City Paper puts it like this:
Recently, according to the filing, White wanted Elson to contact their kids’ private school in an effort to get their kids out of a class in which another entertainer’s child was present. White said that he feels that entertainer “ripped off” his music, the order said.
In another incident, White berated Elson when she attended the wedding of a rival musician. Again, he was upset because this entertainer also “ripped off” his music, according to the order. The musician was unnamed in the court filing.
Jack White sounds like a 14-year-old after eating his first pot brownie. Dude sounds paranoid as all hell.
“My concern with Auerbach is because I don’t want the kids involved in any of that crap … That’s a possible twelve fucking years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. [Auerbach] gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”
Yeah, something tells me that Dan Auerbach doesn’t want to sit in a kiddie chair next to Jack White. He only wants to sit in a kiddie chair in the next room or anywhere that’s out of punching distance from Jack’s fist. And by “something” I mean this picture of the Von Bondies dude’s face.