JEREMY Renner’s ex-wife Sonni Pacheco demanded that the Marvel star undergoes an “immediate drug test” before they settle their child support issues.
The Canadian actress also claimed that Jeremy, 49, ignored all social distancing rules around their seven-year-old daughter, Ava Berlin Renner.
According to a series of newly filed court documents obtained by The Sun, Sonni – whose real name is Sonia – is asking the court to reschedule the hearing on their child support issues and demands to see the results of a series of drug tests the actor took from February 12, 2020 until now.
The 29-year-old actress had previously claimed her ex-husband has substance abuse issues.
He denied those allegations and claimed he took drug tests which came back negative.
Sonni’s demands don’t stop there as she’s asking Jeremy to “undergo an immediate drug test conducted and supervised by an independent laboratory.”
She claimed he has a “long history of alcohol and drug abuse which has persisted since before the parties’ marriage, through divorce and post-judgment.”
She also detailed an alleged 2019 incident where, according to a third party, the actor “put a gun in his mouth, threatened to kill himself, and fired the gun into the ceiling while the parties minor daughter slept in a nearby bedroom.”
She additionally claimed the 49-year-old actor owes her over $500,000 in child support. She claimed to be without funds to pay her attorneys or even fix her plumbing and toilet problem.
Furthermore, she accused Jeremy of being reckless with their daughter and wants the court to order him to take a COVID-19 test.
She claimed he has not been following the safety guidelines and allowed “several young women” at his Reno home without wearing masks.
The court documents read: “It appears that Respondent is not following pandemic safety guidelines, including while Ava is in his custody, particularly in his Reno home.
“The evidence strongly suggests that Respondent has numerous people in his Reno house without wearing masks.
“The participants include several young women.”
Following her claims, Jeremy fired back and demanded the court shut her down.
He accused his ex-wife of creating a false narrative that he has a drug problem and claimed he voluntarily agreed to drug testing.
His response reads: “There is absolutely no basis for this Court to grant the requested relief with respect to a drug test.
“Likewise, there is no basis for this Court to order Respondent to take a COVID-19 test when there is no evidentiary basis that he has, or has been exposed to COVID-19.”
A court hearing has been scheduled for August 20.
Just a few months ago, Jeremy alleged the 29-year-old admitted in emails to “transferring funds from the minor’s trust account to her personal account in violation of the Court’s Order.”
The emails were reportedly sent to Jeremy’s business manager, Jeffrey Jacobs, in April 2019 and Sonni allegedly claimed in the email: “The money transfers to my bank were to keep my afloat/provide [the minor] Christmas presents/birthday gift bags and essentials for her bday party – after all my savings were spent on lawyers/child custody evaluator.”
Later in the documents, Jeremy claimed that Sonni also emailed Mr. Jacobs later in 2019 regarding a separate transaction, writing: “Please note the number of $10,701.40 was taken out of this account to pay my property taxes for 6 months.
“Once again this year like the past years, mine and [A.R.]’s savings have been drained from attorney fees.”
In response, Sonni reportedly shared a statement that read: “I am sick of being continually bullied, having my name slandered, and the truth muted.
“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.
“Unfortunately, these actions have landed me in a position to need to retain legal support, undergo a child custody evaluation, and now have a plan parent coordinator.
“It is hard for me to stay muted because, after all this time, money, and energy spent putting safety measures in place to keep our daughter safe while once again in Jeremy’s care, these measures are still being violated as of today,” she continued to claim.
Jeremy has also allegedly accused Sonni of misusing $20,000 from the trust fund to pay attorney’s fees in August 2019, followed by a further $12,000 transfer a month later to also pay attorney’s fees.
In March 2020, Jeremy filed court papers to request his child support payments be lowered.
The Academy Award-nominated actor is worth about $50M after appearing in the blockbuster franchise including Marvel’s Avengers, Mission Impossible, and The Bourne Legacy.
He reportedly told the court he was expecting to lose income after Hollywood projects shut down amid the virus outbreak.
In an interview Sonni later gave to Daily Mail that same month, she called her relationship with Jeremy “seven years of hell” and claimed her finances have been depleted from her custody battle.
She claimed: “All of my savings and Ava’s savings have been drained due to lawyer fees, as my concerns for Ava’s safety have been an ongoing battle for years now.”
Sonni continued to allege: “I have, and will always choose to protect Ava when I find out about disturbing behavior exhibited by her father at his homes that put her in danger.”
The two first met in Vancouver in 2012 while shooting Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.
Their daughter, Ava, was born in March 2013 and the pair wed in January 2014.
He filed for divorce less than a year later, citing irreconcilable differences, and the pair share custody of Ava.
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