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Karen Elson Gets Restraining Order Against Jack White

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SPLIT: Jack White and Karen Elson Erstwhile White Stripes frontman White and his model-singer wife Elson threw a "divorce party" on June 10, 2011, their sixth wedding anniversary.

White has been barred "any contact" with his ex after a pattern of "bullying," Elson claimed in court papers.

Karen Elson, Jack White's ex, has received a restraining order against him, according to Nashville City Paper.

The site reports the court papers claim the rocker has a violent temper and has harassed Elson over email and text messages.

"This pattern of husband’s bullying wife into submission was a contributing factor in the demise of their marriage," the restraining order reportedly claims.

White has been barred from "any contact with wife whatsoever except as it relates to parenting time with the parties’ minor children," with an Aug. 29 court date to deal with parenting issues.

Among other concerns, White reportedly requested Elson pull their children, Scarlet and Henry Lee, from a private school class they shared with the children of an artist who had "ripped off" his music -- an assertion also applied when Elson attended another musician's wedding. The musicians were reportedly not named in the order.

In 2011, after six years of marriage, White and Elson announced their divorce with a party for friends and family. It appears their split remains in the settlement process: "I'm not extending this anymore. And we're not getting lawyers involved to rip me off," he wrote in an email cited in the restraining order.