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Keke Palmer relives the trauma of physical abuse with Darius Jackson (video)

The ‘Nope’ star talks to a psychiatrist about her volatile relationship with Jackson
Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson (Image source: YouTube/The Breakfast Club)

Fans were stunned to learn that the strong-willed actress Keke Palmer had been the alleged victim of physical abuse by her ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson, the father of their toddler son.


However, after the 30-year-old Nope movie star secured a restraining order against Jackson, replete with the disturbing leaked photos showing Jackson putting hands on Palmer multiple times, her fans were jolted into the reality that Palmer may have been beaten by her lover.


Palmer reenacted her volatile relationship with Jackson during the latest episode of “Baby, This is Keke Palmer” show that featured renowned psychiatrist Dr. Drew Pinsky.

“So, misogyny came at me hard and quick, with the quickness. I grew up in a house where my mom would say, ‘This is what it needs to be.’ And Larry would be like, ‘Okay Sharon, Go on ahead Sharon,’” Palmer said to her mother and co-host, Sharon Palmer.


“So for me, when I entered outside of my household and I saw that everybody doesn’t really respect their wives or even women in the way that my dad respects my mom, it was a pretty rude awakening.”

Dr. Drew, as he is referred to in the show, discussed the mental health crisis in the U.S. and how to identify narcissistic traits in lovers.

“So I think a lot of people have this question and the question is, ‘Am I the bad one?’ We’re all in different dynamics with friends, family, and lovers, and you find yourself saying, ‘well damn it, am I playing a game on myself? Am I actually the person that’s doing wrong?’ How does someone know if they are?” Palmer asked.

“Keke, the person who is re-evaluating themselves, trying to do what’s right, contemplating they could be doing what’s wrong, that is rarely the person who’s doing wrong.”

Check out the episode in its entirety below:

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