The usually meek and mild-mannered Jack White is alleged to have attacked The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach in an email sent to White’s ex-wife Karen Elson. In the email, White labelled Auerbach an “asshole” and accused the singer of following him around and copying him.
Elson and White divorced back in 2011, but Elson took out a restraining order against the former White Stripes frontman on 22nd July after instances of “bullying” and “harassment”. As part of the restraining order petition, Elson submitted a series of emails sent to her by White.
The famously unscrupulous US tabloid site TMZ now claims to be in possession of those emails and have revealed that White has few kind words to say about Dan Auerbach. In one of the emails sent, White complains about Elson enrolling their two children in the same school as Auerbach’s. The 16th July email allegedly reads:
“My concern with Auerbach is because I don’t want the kids involved in any of that crap … That’s a possible twelve fucking years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”
Elson’s restraining order petition claims that White also has a violent temper, sending her intimidating emails and text messages, and that she believes he is unfit to be a father. The two have a court hearing scheduled for 29th August to settle a dispute involving the couple’s two children.