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Jack White is denying his ex Karen Elson’s claims of abuse, following a restraining order granted to her this month. His attorney Cathy Spears said:

“Mr. White vehemently denies Ms. Elson’s allegation that she is fearful for her safety, as well as the safety of the parties’ two minor children.”

Citing emails from Elson, 34, to White, 38, as examples of amicability, Spears went on to say that after signing in support of the restraining order:

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“Ms. Elson left the children with White for 10 days … one who was truly fearful of another would not leave their children alone with that person for 10 days.”


Also according to the documents, Elson allegedly told the exes’ mutual friend, Dean Fertita that she’s still in love with the father of her children, too.

“I’d move back in tomorrow if he asked me,” she allegedly said.

Adds Spears of the White Stripes rocker, “Mr. White does not want to be portrayed as something he is not – violent toward his wife or children.”

Jack White and Karen Elson wed in 2005, only to announce their divorce with a lighthearted party in 2011 to commemorate their former courtship.