L.A. Court Grants Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext
The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles has granted personal trainer and fitness model Whitney Johns a two-year domestic violence restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext (né Cummings).
The restraining order comes following a five-day virtual trial in Los Angeles, overseen by Judge Joshua D. Wayser.
Johns had previously filed for, and was granted, a temporary order on April 17, which was extended several times due to delays in the court proceedings caused both by the pandemic and requests by Vext’s lawyer.
In a statement released to MetalSucks, Johns’ lawyer, Alphonse F. Provinziano, alleges that Bruce Moss, an attorney for Vext (né Cummings), made arguments in court on behalf of his client that “sent us not back decades but centuries in their inappropriate and unacceptable attitudes towards victims of domestic abuse.”
In a series of court documents obtained by MetalSucks and released earlier this month, Johns, who turned 30 on November 29, alleges that Vext, 38, assaulted her numerous times “both during and after the relationship.” She claims that the singer hit her in the face with enough force to draw blood, dragged her by the hair, and put her in a chokehold for a sufficient amount of time that she nearly lost consciousness, among other accusations. She goes on to say that Vext “knows where I live and I am terrified for my life,” claiming that he has verbally threatened to kill her more than once. Johns specifically cited four incidents when she says Vext assaulted her.
Johns says that she and Vext dated for nine months and lived together for two weeks. During that time, Vext and Johns appeared in a multitude of videos for Omax Health (previously known as Prevention Pharmaceuticals), which describes itself as “a science based, health and wellness company focused on developing premium quality nutraceuticals.” Vext also praised Johns’ skills as a trainer on Bad Wolves’ social media pages at least once, although he gave no indication that their relationship was romantic.
Following the release of the MetalSucks report on December 8, Vext denied the accusations, calling them “fake news” in a series of social media posts and later issuing a brief official statement in which he said the allegations are “not true” and that he was unable to comment further due to the ongoing legal proceedings. However, in a subsequent interview with The Tin Foil Show, Vext called Johns’ allegations “an extortion attempt,” asserting that he was a victim of a “cancel culture” as a result of his support for Donald Trump and his insistence that Black Lives Matter is a left-wing sham.
In addition to temporarily filling in for Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody during a 2017 tour of Europe, Vext has also fronted Snot, the Westfield Massacre, and Divine Heresy. He was fired from the latter band in 2008 after allegedly assaulting its guitarist, Dino Cazares, and Cazares’ then-wife, Jennifer Pagan Cazares.
Vext’s attorney, Bruce Moss, did not respond to a request for comment on this article.