Avengers star Jeremy Renner’s ex-wife has clapped back after he asked a judge to reduce his child support payments because of coronavirus.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Sonni Pacheco slammed her ex for ‘yet another attempt to reduce funds I rely on to provide for our child.’
Renner filed papers in court Tuesday asking a Los Angeles judge to reduce his child support payments to Pacheco for their seven-year-old daughter, Ava.
The Academy Award-nominated actor earned $20m for Avengers: Endgame alone. his net worth is an estimated $50million after bumper checks from his roles in blockbuster franchise Avengers, Mission Impossible, Captain America and The Bourne Legacy.
But Renner wrote in his legal filing that he was expecting a drop in income due to Hollywood projects being canceled in the coronavirus shutdown, asking the judge to slash his monthly child support payments for his daughter from $30,000 to $11,000.
Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco are in a legal battle over child support payment for their seven-year-old daughter Ava
Renner filed papers in court Tuesday asking a Los Angeles judge to reduce his child support payments to Pacheco due to the coronavirus
In the documents, he accused Pacheco of using the child support payments as a ‘slush fund’ for a high-end lifestyle and expensive court battle against him.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Pacheco slammed her ex for ‘yet another attempt to reduce funds I rely on to provide for our child’
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Pacheco hit back at her ex’s ‘lies’ and said she was only trying to protect her daughter after ‘seven years of hell’ in a relationship with Renner.
‘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,’ the model and actress said, adding that Renner had ‘greatly exaggerated’ the amount of income he paid Pacheco.
‘I think it’s time after seven years of hell, I start addressing the lies myself,’ she said. ‘First, I do not receive $30,000 in monthly child support. Second, 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.
‘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.
‘Last but not least, I am choosing love and to continue to wish him the best and a healthy safe life.’
During the bitter custody battle over the former couple’s daughter, Renner’s ex, Ava’s former nanny and his friends have accused him of regularly taking drugs while he was meant to be looking after his daughter, firing a gun in the house and threatening to kill himself while she slept, and having a ‘revolving door’ of young women visiting and partying at the six-year-old’s part-time home.
He accused Pacheco of using the child support payments as a ‘slush fund’ for a high-end lifestyle and expensive court battle against him
Pacheco said after ‘seven years of hell’ with Renner, she wants to call out his ‘lies’ that she’s using the payments to live a lavish life
Using texts and doctors notes as evidence, Pacheco claimed Renner even bit their daughter, and said he had been referred to the Department of Child and Family Services.
Renner has denied the allegations and has claimed that Pacheco persuaded his ex-girlfriend to lie about shooting his gun in his home.
Affidavits from friends and a former employee say Renner left cocaine lying around the house in the way of his young daughter, and got drunk in his jacuzzi then had a threesome while his daughter wandered around the house at a party.
Two ex-girlfriends submitted copies of text messages and wrote affidavits claiming Renner constantly sent them ‘d**k pics’ and nude photos using a Snapchat account named after his daughter’s initials and birth date, and even dressed one of them in a gown embroidered with his six-year-old’s name.
Pecheco has written in previous court filings that she is ‘terrified’ for her daughter’s safety while she spends time with her father.
Renner met Pacheco in Vancouver on the set of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. They welcomed Ava in March of 2013 and tied the knot 10 months later, in January of 2014.
Pacheco filed for divorce in December of 2014.