Jack White denies threatening estranged wife

August 2, 2013 - 7:36 PM
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2008 file photo, musician Jack White, left, and Karen Elson arrive on the red carpet for the Royal World Premiere of the 22nd James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" in London. White denies making any threats against his estranged wife, who got a temporary restraining order against him in their contentious divorce case. British singer and model Karen Elson filed for divorce from White last year and recently got a temporary restraining order against him, which is pending an upcoming court hearing. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) โ€” Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing in response to her request for a temporary restraining order.

British singer and model Karen Elson was granted the temporary restraining order pending a hearing. She showed the court an email from the former White Stripes frontman that expresses unhappiness with Elson's plans for their children's schooling and takes a swipe at rock 'n' roll rival Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

In a court filing Friday, White denies his wife's claims and says his wife went back on a verbal agreement to settle the divorce without mediation.

White has asked the court to establish a temporary parenting plan and said he does not oppose the temporary restraining order except for communications about the children.

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Associated Press writer Erik Schelzig also contributed to this report