Jeremy Renner Uses Coronavirus To Try To Slash Hefty Support Checks Made Out To The Ex-Wife Who Hates Him

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The worst part of Jeremy Renner’s month has to be cutting a check for an ex who’s made so many disturbing claims about the actor, even Johnny Depp’s spine would tingle.

Renner’s ex-wife and Canadian model Sonni Pacheco went on record claiming Renner once threatened to kill her, even putting a gun in his own mouth because “it was better that Ava had no parents than to have [Sonni] as a mother.” Add that to claims of substance (cocaine) and verbal and emotional abuse, Renner’s dirty laundry has been hung in plain sight from the top of the Empire State Building.

That’s a lot of shit for a marriage that last just a year.

But that year has proven costly for Renner, who is currently paying about $30k per month, tax-free, for their daughter Ava’s housing, food, transportation and clothing, TMZ reports.

In the midst of a global pandemic, Renner is seeking to cut that monthly payment by two-thirds, especially seeing as Pancheo uses a “slush fund” to support her lavish lifestyle, the actor’s attorney alleges—“Sonny’s voracious appetite for Jeremy’s money has no end in sight.”

Via TMZ:

Jeremy says he knew 2020 would be a down year for him, financially, since his work in “The Avengers” films is done — but he says he did have some work lined up. Then, the pandemic set in, and “it is likely that most productions will not resume again prior to the end of the year. As such, the projects that I had previously lined up to film this year are likely cancelled or postponed.”

While he doesn’t ask for a specific number, Jeremy does say he believes Ava’s “reasonable needs” come to about $11k per month.

Thirty thousand dollars per month extrapolates to $360,000 per year to take care of a child. If you need that much money to raise your kid, you’re a shitty parent. Don’t get me wrong, I would milk Renner for everything he’s worth if the allegations made against him are true, but unless that kid is eating caviar every meal and riding a unicorn to third grade, it’s laughable to categorize this as “child support.”

Let’s call it what it really is: Fuck You, Pay Me. 

[h/t TMZ]


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