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Queens of the Stone Age Singer Josh Homme's Kids Sought Restraining Orders, Allege Verbal & Physical Abuse

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Josh Homme poses backstage during I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell at The Forum on January 16, 2019 in Inglewood, California.

The minor children of Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme were seeking domestic violence restraining orders against their dad over allegations of physical and verbal abuse. The documents -- filed on behalf of the children (ages 15, 10 and 5) by their mother Brody Dalle -- obtained by Billboard claim that Homme drinks alcohol while his kids are riding in the car with him, and that the 48-year-old singer-guitarist has made threats about killing their mother's boyfriend.

Billboard has confirmed that Dalle's efforts to obtain the restraining orders on behalf of her 10-year-old and five-year-old have been denied by judges in both Los Angeles and Santa Monica, as first reported by TMZ. Homme's 15-year-old was granted a restrained order against him, according to TMZ.

A request submitted by Dalle on behalf of the 10-year-old on Sept. 8 to the Los Angeles Superior Court claims that the child was sitting on a couch with Homme and one of Homme's bandmates when "my dad Joshua Homme reached over and grabbed my private parts even when I told him to stop and kept saying 'balls' over and over."

The paper also claimed that Homme drinks alcohol and drives with them in the car, and smokes "everywhere," even though the child has asthma, "but he calls me a liar and says I don't."

Other allegations include claims that Homme "demands" that his 10-year-old fetch him tequila, and that he "face palms me with his hand," "he throws things at me," "he flicks my ears all the time and he pushes and shoves me," as well as allegedly hitting the child in the head and poking his chest. The 10-year-old also wrote that "my dad calls me a liar [and] a traitor," that "he calls me fat," and "my dad screams in my face when I'm sleeping and punches the bed."

The complaint filed on behalf of the 10-year-old adds that Homme allegedly said he was going to "murder, shoot and kill my mom's boyfriend ... I am scared he is going to hurt or kill them." It also responds to the question "describe abuse to you or your children" by writing, "It's all the time and I am scared."

In the five-year-old's declaration -- also filed Sept. 8 -- the child describes Homme calling Dalle by "the 'C' word and the 'A' word," as well as an alleged incident where Homme "punch[ed] my mom's window and called her the 'c' word." The filing also claimed that Homme "grabs the back of our necks and screams at us and throws things at us and pushes us. ... I am scared when I go to dad's."

A separate request for a restraining order filed by Dalle in Los Angeles on Sept. 1 includes a declaration from the divorced couple's 15-year-old. In it, the 15-year-old claims that Homme has operated a vehicle with the children in it after drinking, and has heard Homme "threatening to kill, murder and shoot my mother's boyfriend." In addition to corroborating the other two children's claims, the 15-year-old also alleged that her father has "mock[ed] my anxiety and depression."

The requests ask that Homme remain 100 yards away from his children and the family dog at all times. Dalle's lawyer had not returned requests for comment at press time.

Homme's lawyer, Susan Wiesner, tells Billboard in a statement, "The allegations made by Ms. Dalle against Mr. Homme are categorically false. In order to protect the children, we will not be making any further statements."

Wiesner also told TMZ that Dalle "has previously brought these claims to the police, DCFS and the presiding judge of the family law court, all of whom have declined to take any action upon these spurious claims."

Dalle and Homme were married in 2005, and divorced in 2019. They have each filed restraining orders against the other in the past.

Homme filed his own request for a domestic violence restraining order against Dalle on Aug. 30. In the document obtained by Billboard, he claims there was a domestic incident on June 18, during which he said that Dalle, 42, "purposefully slammed her car door" into him, "causing severe bruising on his shoulder and upper torso." He also claims that Dalle has punched him in the face "multiple times" over the course of several alleged assaults, kicked and pushed him and "bragged to friends and relatives regarding her physical abuse" of him.

Other allegations involve claims of verbal abuse, the throwing of an iron and a handbag, alleged monitoring of phone calls, e-mails, texts and credit card records, and otherwise harassing.

This story has been updated to remove the names of the couple's children.