The Used have filed a restraining order against their former guitarist Justin Shekoski, TMZ reports.

Shekoski parted ways with the band a few months ago over “artistic differences.” According to documents obtained by TMZ, Shekoski has threatened violence against his former bandmates and allegedly threatened to “f**king hang [him]self in the middle of a show.”

According to TMZ, Shekoski also allegedly said retaliation “is the only way to get justice” in one text message and in another he says, “those f**ks ruined my life and stole all of my creative work.”

The Used were apparently granted the protection and Shekoski is required to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group and any place they work including any venues they're performing at.

Shekoski wrote and recorded the Used's most recent release, The Canyon, with them and also performed on Live And Acoustic At The Palace. He also was a founding member of Saosin.