UPDATED 4:40 p.m. ET: Legal documents filed by Jeremy Renner dispute allegations from his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco, and level new claims back at her. Renner says he doesn’t have substance abuse issues but Pacheco does, and that her time with their daughter Ava should be limited. TMZ reports the Marvel actor “even states he submitted to random drug testing for 3 months to defeat Sonni's claims" and "hired a mental health specialist to monitor his visits with Ava to prove he was both sober and a capable parent.”
Renner’s grievances say Pacheco boasted about having “bagged an Avenger” during their one-year marriage. He wants her to address her mental health and "overcome her overwhelming obsession with demonizing" him.
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Jeremy Renner has reportedly been accused of threatening to kill himself and former wife Sonni Pacheco.
According to a report from TMZ filed Monday, Pacheco is asking for sole custody for herself and monitored visitation for Renner regarding their daughter. Last November, Sonni has alleged, the Avengers actor was drinking and doing cocaine at a club when he started "talking about killing Sonni" because he "could not deal with her anymore and he just wanted her gone."
Furthermore, the report states that Sonni alleges the nanny heard Jeremy saying he would "kill [Sonni] and then kill himself" because "it was better that Ava had no parents than to have [Sonni] as a mother."
TMZ-obtained legal documents also allege that Renner once placed a gun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself, ultimately—according to their report—firing the weapon into the ceiling.
In a statement, a rep for the actor called the allegations a "one-sided account" of the situation.
"The well-being of his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy," the rep told TMZ. "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."
Renner voices a character in the animated film Arctic Dogs, out next month. A Disney+ Hawkeye series centered on his Avengers character is also in pre-production with an expected 2021 launch date. Earlier this year, he released a single titled "Main Attraction."