The restraining order filed against Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on behalf of his two sons has been denied, TMZ reports.
According to the site, Homme’s ex-wife, Brody Dalle of The Distillers, brought the request to judges in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California, and was denied in both cases.
As originally reported by TMZ, and confirmed by Rolling Stone, Homme and Dalle’s sons Orrin, 10, and Wolf, 5, alleged that their father physically and verbally abused them. They claimed that Homme hit and threw things at them, grabbed them inappropriately, and threatened in front of them to kill Dalle’s boyfriend. The kids also allege that Homme drove them while drinking alcohol.
The restraining order request, which was submitted by Dalle, asked that a judge require Homme to stay 100 yards away from Orrin and Wolf.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Homme’s lawyer called the allegations “categorically false,” adding “In order to protect the children, we will not be making any further statements.”
Rolling Stone notes that the possibility of restraining orders could be discussed at an upcoming court date, taking place September 13.
Both Homme and Dalle have issued restraining orders against each other since divorcing in 2019. Orrin and Wolf also have an older sister, Camille.
For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.
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