Jeremy Renner Claims Estranged Wife Sonni Pacheco Used Him For Green Card, Tried To Extort Him With “Intimate” Videos
Jeremy Renner’s divorce battle with Sonni Pacheco just took another turn. In a new court filing, the actor accuses his estranged wife of using him to get a green card, and threatening to extort him with the release of alleged “intimate” videos.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Pacheco filed for divorce in December after just 10 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences and accusing Renner of holding on to her passport, birth certificate and Social Security card. Pacheco also said their prenuptial agreement should be invalidated due to “fraud,” and sought custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Ava.
Pacheco followed that filing with another alleging Renner’s home is unfit for a child, with an alleged weapons collection that poses a threat to Ava’s safety. In the legal papers, Pacheco also demanded increased child support, asking for more than $13,000 a month. But now Renner is fighting back.
In his own legal documents that were just filed, Renner claims Pacheco repeatedly said she only married him so she could obtain her green card and have her finances covered. Renner cites Pacheco’s roommate, whom she allegedly told she would release videos of Renner if he fought her on the green card or money. The supposed footage is alternately described by TMZ, which obtained the court filing, as “embarrassing” and “intimate,” but the outlet has not actually seen the alleged videos, if they even exist.
Renner’s rebuttal also fires back at Pacheco’s allegations that he’s a poor parent by making some accusations of his own about her being the unfit caregiver, including the claim that Pacheco left Ava home alone in September. Furthermore, the aforementioned roommate provided a declaration to support Renner’s case, alleging Pacheco did cocaine after the baby girl’s birth, and later stopped breastfeeding so she could drink alcohol.
As the increasingly bitter custody war wages on, Renner and Pacheho have been sharing time 50-50. That seems likely to change in the future, one way or the other. Gossip Cop will continue to share updates.