The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia was accused of threatening the life of his daughter's roommate in 2006, Politico reported Thursday, which resulted in a temporary restraining order.
According to a Belmont, Mass. police report obtained by Politico, E.W. Jackson was involved in a personal feud between his daughter and two other women. Jackson's daughter and the third party also requested restraining orders against the roommate.
In an interview with Politico on Monday, Jackson denied the allegation and maintained that he intervened in order to help his daughter from what he viewed as a potentially dangerous situation.
“I can certainly tell you that my daughter was fearful," he said. "I can certainly tell you that I helped her. I can tell you that I did not threaten anyone, ever, and I just don’t want to drag my daughter into this. I’m a father. I just want to help my child. But I didn’t try to help her by threatening anybody.”
More information on the series of restraining orders from Politico:
On April 10, four short-term restraining orders were issued by civil courts in Middlesex County and Malden, Mass. The Middlesex County Superior Court granted a temporary restraining order against Jackson and a third party to Jackson’s daughter’s roommate, to be adjudicated at a later date. The dueling restraining order requests mirror each other in some respects, featuring alleged threats of violence and invasions of privacy in multiple directions.
“Earl Jackson, Sr. threatened me verbally on the phone stating ‘you’re going to die, you’re going to leave this earth soon. I’m going to see to that’ on 4.9.2006,” the roommate wrote in April 10 court document.
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