The family of Josh Homme, frontman of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, has filed for a restraining order against him, accusing him of physical and verbal abuse.
The requested order, that Homme remain 100 yards away from his children, has been filed on behalf of his sons Orrin and Wolf by his ex-wife Brody Dalle.
Homme has denied the claims. His lawyer Susan Wiesner told TMZ: “Ms Dalle has previously brought these claims to the police, DCFS [Department of Children and Family Services] and the presiding judge of the family law court, all of whom have declined to take any action based upon these spurious claims.” Dalle has reportedly had restraining orders refused in two previous filings at separate courts in Los Angeles.
A later statement from Wiesner reads: “The allegations made by Ms Dalle against Mr. Homme are categorically false. In order to protect the children, we will not be making any further statements.”
According to the request, Homme is accused of grabbing, flicking and hitting the children, as well as drink driving and making threats against Dalle’s partner.
Homme and Dalle married in 2005 and divorced in 2019. They later each filed for restraining orders against the other.
Queens of the Stone Age have recorded seven albums, with 2013’s Like Clockwork topping the US charts and reaching No 2 in the UK. Their most recent LP is 2017’s Villains. They were due to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals in August but dropped out due to “restrictions and logistics”.