Jeremy Renner’s ex-wife feels threatened by the Avengers actor and is seeking protection in their bitter custody battle, legal documents have revealed.
Sonni Pachecho, Renner’s ex, has filed more documents requesting that upcoming depositions should take place in a more secure setting, giving her a separate room in the courthouse.
In the documents, Pachecho said that Renner threatened to kill himself and her, claiming that their daughter, Ava, 6, would be better off an orphan than to have her as a mother.
They also said that Pachecho has requested a separate room where her depositions and the depositions of Ava’s nanny can be taken, adding that she wouldn’t feel safe without it, according to TMZ.
Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco are fighting over custody of their six-year-old daughter Ava. They have been splitting it 50/50 for years but she now wants sole custody of the child, claiming Renner is an unfit parent
Renner is pictured with his daughter Ava and ex-wife Sonni in December 2016, two years after they separated
According to earlier court documents, Pachecho said that Jeremy was at a club in November last year, high on cocaine and booze, when he began talking about killing her.
She also said that he put a gun in his own mouth before firing a bullet into the ceiling when Ava was asleep nearby.
He allegedly told someone he ‘could not deal with her anymore’, and he ‘just wanted her gone’.
She also alleges that the Avengers actor abuses drugs and alcohol and has a history of emotionally and verbally abusing her.
The former couple had agreed to joint custody, however, Sonni is now pushing to be the sole carer for Ava and only allowing Jeremy supervised visits.
Renner allegedly hit out at Ava’s nanny, threatening her with his suicide.
‘Because of you [the nanny]. You’re the reason I pulled the trigger. Do you think if my blood and brains are all over my bedroom floor, do you think you would be living this lifestyle in this mansion,’ the nanny reported Renner saying, according to TMZ.
Renner has denied all of the allegations against him and fired back in his own legal documents, saying his wife is acting out of spite because she is bitter that they broke up.
He said he does not abuse drugs or alcohol and says he even submitted to random drug testing to prove it.
Renner also, according to TMZ, hit back at a disturbing allegation he says his ex is making – that he sexually and physically abused Ava.
He says she used to brag to friends about ‘bagging an Avenger’ and that she plans her attacks on him to coincide with the release of his movies so that she gets the publicity.
The star added that she was ‘obsessed’ with demonizing him.
Renner and Pacheco married in 2014, a year after Ava was born. They separated the same year.
Last year they reached a new agreement on child support to last through 2020.
The star was originally paying $13,000 a month, but now if his yearly income exceeds $2.3 million, five percent will go to his ex.
Under the agreement, his payments to Pacheco will never exceed $200,000 per year.
Any excess will go into an account for their daughter.
With funds initially going towards her education, any money left over will be hers to use freely once she turns 27.
Renner told Playboy in 2015 that his time with his daughter is when he is happiest.
‘When it’s Daddy and Ava time, that’s all I do,’ Jeremy gushed.
‘You’re talking to a guy who’s really happy in his f***ing flip-flops right now with his little daughter in her pajamas running around in the house, waiting for me.’
Among claims made by Pacheco is that he once had a threesome in his home after taking a hot tub with a woman and a ‘mutual friend’.
Lily Faget, a friend of Renner’s, also said she had seen the star get drunk and take cocaine while Ava was in the house – and admitted to taking part in a threesome with the star.
She claimed that she had seen Renner pass out drunk during a party – only for Ava to come downstairs and start asking for her father.
Faget said in October 2018 she was drinking in Renner’s hot tub with him and a mutual friend, and that the Avengers star was drunk.
Legal documents said that Pachecho has requested a separate room where her depositions and the depositions of Ava’s nanny can be taken, adding that she wouldn’t feel safe without it
‘At one point in the night, [Renner] and my friend and I went into Respondent’s music studio and the three of us started having sex,’ Faget wrote.
‘I left the studio (leaving my friend and [Renner] in there) and saw [Ava’s nanny] Naomi sitting at the outside bar with a few men. All of a sudden I saw Ava walk into the living room next to the bar, asking for [Renner].
‘Naomi swooped her up and walked out of the room. I was so shocked that Ava was there and that no one told me to be mindful that Ava was in the house. I went back into the music studio (where [Renner] had the music on very loud) and saw that [he] had passed out. I had to help my friend pull [his] pants up.’