Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner responded to accusations from his ex-wife that indicated the actor threatened to kill her and threatened to kill himself even placing a gun in his mouth.
The accusations come from court documents obtained by TMZ in Renner and his ex-wife’s Sonni’s custody battle over their six year old daughter.
Renner’s ex-wife is requesting sole custody of their daughter with Jeremy only getting monitored visitation rights.
In the report, his ex-wife claims that the Avengers star was in a club last November, where he began abusing alcohol and cocaine. The report details that Renner told someone at the club that he “could not deal with her anymore, and he just wanted her gone.”
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Sonni also alleges that their daughter’s nanny overheard Renner say he was going to kill her and then kill himself because “it was better that [his daughter] had no parents than to have [Sonni] as a mother.”
TMZ also reports that the documents detail that Renner “put a gun in his mouth threatened to kill himself, and fired the gun into the ceiling while [his daughter] was asleep in her bedroom.”
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Sonni also claims in the documents that Renner has a history of substance abuse as well as verbal and emotional abuse. They state that Renner has been under the influence when his daughter has been in his custody, and that he left cocaine on a counter that his daughter could reach.
Jeremy Renner Responds
But Renner is pushing back against the allegations, and even suggests that Sonni is the one with the drug problem. They even suggest she is merely just looking for a payday.
According to TMZ, legal documents filed by Renner state that he was drug and alcohol tested for three months to disprove Sonni’s claims. Renner says all the tests came back negative.
Not only did he allegedly submit to drug and alcohol tests, but he also hired a mental health specialist to monitor his visits with his daughter.
Renner’s legal documents are actually requesting that Sonni’s time with their daughter be limited so she can “overcome her overwhelming obsession with demonizing” Renner.
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The documents detail a timeline that Sonni’s accusations against Renner come when he is about to promote a movie, and suggest she makes the accusations against him in an attempt to maximize damage against him.
A representative for the actor made very clear to TMZ his daughter’s well-being is his priority:
“The well-being of his daughter has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy. This is a matter for the court to decide. It’s important to note the dramatizations made in Sonni’s declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.”
What do you make of these accusations against Jeremy Renner? What about Renner’s response to the accusations?