's ex-wife, Karen Elson
, has been granted a restraining order against the rocker following a series of harassment allegations, Hennemusic
Nashville City Paper
reports Elson, who cares for the pair's two children, has been tussling for months with White over parenting rights. White wants to help raise the children, although Elson maintains that White is not fit to be a parent.
According to the restraining order affidavit, White has a violent temper and a tendency of sending harassing emails and text messages.
"Wife fears for her and the children's safety as a result of this harassment,"
the order reads, describing how White contacted his ex-wife's paralegal "in an inappropriate and aggressive manner."
White was served the restraining order on July 22; he is barred from having "any contact with wife whatsoever except as it relates to parenting time with the parties' minor children."
White is only allowed to communicate with Elson over email.
The couple have a hearing on August 29 over the custody dispute.
After a successful tour behind his debut solo album, "Blunderbuss
," White is working on new music for his next record.
The former White Stripe has been recording new material with the Buzzards and the Peacocks
, his separate male and female bands, respectively.