Jeremy Renner dismisses past allegations of abuse made by ex-wife Sonni Pacheco as ‘nonsense’ … following longtime conflict after 2014 split
- Actor, 50, was asked about past disputes with ex-wife, 30
- He said that responding ‘only empowers it’
- The former partners are parents to daughter, Ava, eight
- Pacheco had past claimed he was abusive to her and had threatened her
- Last year, the former couple made headlines amid a financial dispute
- Ex-couple wed in 2014 and split later that year; divorce was finalized in 2015
Jeremy Renner brushed off abuse accusations made by his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco in a new interview in which he explained why he doesn’t engage in a public back-and-forth on the issue.
The Academy Award-nominated actor, 50, was asked about the claims in a chat with Men’s Health published Wednesday, and said he doesn’t ‘respond publicly or privately to nonsense,’ as a response ‘only empowers it.’
The Modesto, California native added, ‘If you respond to it, you give it gas. I don’t fuel s*** fires. I just don’t do it. I refuse to.’
The latest: Jeremy Renner, 50, brushed off abuse accusations made by his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco in a new interview in which he explained why he doesn’t engage in a public back-and-forth on the issue. He was snapped last month in London
The Avengers actor and Pacheco, 30, wed in 2014 and split later that year, with their divorce finalized the following year.
The former partners are parents to daughter, Ava, eight, and Pacheco has leveled a number of claims at the Hawkeye actor amid their custody battle.
Pacheco in 2019 said in court docs filed in Los Angeles that Renner had threatened he would fatally shoot her and himself, TMZ reported. She claimed that the actor had been verbally abusive to her and had issues with drug abuse, which Renner denied.
A rep for the Mayor of Kingstown actor told US Weekly in October of 2019, ‘The well-being of his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy. This is a matter for the court to decide.
Details: The Avengers actor and Pacheco, 30, wed in 2014 and split later that year, with their divorce finalized the following year. She was snapped in 2016 in LA
The Modesto, California native said of the claims, ‘If you respond to it, you give it gas. I don’t fuel s*** fires. I just don’t do it. I refuse to’
‘It’s important to note the dramatizations made in Sonni’s declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.’
The couple’s public clash made headlines last year at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, when Renner submit court docs in an effort to have his child support payments lowered, citing a lack of work as the studios had shut down at the time.
She subsequently told Page Six in a statement, ‘It is very disheartening that in a time of global crisis there is yet another attempt to reduce funds I rely on to provide for our child.’
In May of 2020, Renner submit court docs claiming that Pacheco had taken funds in excess of $50,000 from their daughter’s trust fund over a two-year period, and had ‘used those funds for her own personal benefit … to pay property taxes, attorney’s fees, and other expenses completely unrelated to the minor,’ US Weekly reported.
Pacheco told the outlet in response that she was ‘sick of being continually bullied, having my name slandered, and the truth muted’ in the ongoing conflict.
She added, ‘Anyone who is a parent knows that the most important thing in the world is their child’s health and safety. Over the years, it’s hard to fathom what I’ve seen and what people have told me they’ve seen in regards to Jeremy’s disturbing actions while our child is in his care.’