Whitney Johns, the ex-girlfriend of Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext, has been granted a two-year domestic violence restraining order against the singer.
Metal Sucks reported news of the restraining order Wednesday following a five-day virtual trial in Los Angeles, CA court. The trial was overseen by Judge Joshua D. Wayser.
According to a statement made by Johns’ lawyer Alphonse F. Provinziano, Vext’s lawyer Bruce Moss made remarks on behalf of the singer during the proceedings that “sent us not back decades but centuries in their inappropriate and unacceptable attitudes towards victims of domestic abuse.”
In court documents reported by Metal Sucks earlier this month, Johns claimed that Vext (né Cummings) assaulted her numerous times both during and after their nine month relationship. The claims cite incidents where she was hit in the face with enough force to draw blood, dragged by the hair, choked until she was near unconsciousness and had her life verbally threatened, among other occurrences. Johns mentioned at least four separate incidents and said at the time that Vext “knows where I live and I am terrified for my life.”
A temporary restraining order had been granted to Johns on April 17 and had been extended a handful of times due to the pandemic and requests from Vext’s lawyers.
Earlier this month, Vext responded to the domestic violence allegations, calling them “fake news” on Twitter. An official statement read “The allegations made against me by my former girlfriend are not true. Given the ongoing civil dispute between us, I am not at liberty to say any more at this time. I look forward to resolving this matter in court.” He made further comments on the matter during an interview with The Tin Foil Show, calling the allegations an “extortion attempt” and claiming to be a victim of “cancel culture.”
This case wasn’t the first time Vext had been accused of abuse. In 2008, he was fired from the band Divine Heresy for allegedly assaulting guitarist Dino Cazares, and Cazares’ then-wife, Jennifer Pagan Cazares.