Jack White slapped with restraining order against ex-wife

Last Updated: Aug 02, 2013, 12:31 PM IST

Los Angeles: Jack White`s former wife, Karen Olsen, has filed restraining order against the rocker citing harassment and bullying.

The former White Stripes rocker is accused of harassing Olsen, mother of his two children, and pressuring her about the settlement terms for divorce.

"Wife fears for her and the children`s safety as a result of this harassment. This pattern of husband`s bullying wife into submission was a contributing factor in the demise of their marriage," stated the British model`s restraining order filing.
A judge has granted her request, banning the rocker from making "any contact with wife whatsoever except as it relates to parenting time with the parties` minor children."

The former member of The White Stripes married Olsen, the twin sister of Kate Olsen, in 2005 in a canoe on the Amazon River. His former wife and band mate Meg White served as maid of honour.

White and Olsen have two children, 7-year-old Scarlett and 5-year-old Henry. They split in 2011 and sent out invitation to their friends to "please help them celebrate together this anniversary of the making and breaking of the sacred union of marriage." She eventually filed for divorce in 2012.

The former couple is in the custody battle of their children. "This is a private matter. I thank you for respecting my family`s privacy and will be making no further comment," Olsen said.

PTI