Pacheco filed to divorce Renner in December 2014, just 10 months after they secretly got married. They originally agreed on shared custody in April 2015.
Pacheco claims Renner is $500,000 behind on child support payments. A court hearing is scheduled for August 20.
Jeremy Renner’s ex Sonni Pacheco has requested the actor get drug tested as allegations of substance abuse resurface amid their ongoing custody battle.
In new court documents obtained by The Blast, Pacheco, 29, accused Renner, 49, of having a “long history of alcohol and drug abuse which has persisted since before the parties’ marriage, through divorce and post-judgment.”
She has asked that he get drug tested for the safety of their 7-year-old daughter Ava, and also said she wants to see results from a February 12 test that Renner claims were negative.
This is not the first time Pacheco has accused her ex of drug and alcohol abuse, but the claims came up again due to a pending court hearing over child support issues.
According to the documents, the former model also recalled a 2019 incident, in which Renner allegedly put a gun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself before shooting his gun at the ceiling, while Ava was in a “nearby bedroom.”
Renner’s rep previously told us in response, “The well-being of his daughter Ava 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.”
The Blast notes that the “Hawkeye” star also denied any claims of drug abuse in the court documents, stating, “There is absolutely no basis for this Court to grant the requested relief with respect to a drug test.”
However, Pacheco also made a separate accusation regarding Renner’s alleged negligence amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Canadian artist wants the court to order her ex to follow proper social distancing guidelines and to take a COVID-19 test because she claims Renner has “several young women” around their daughter at his Reno home without face masks.
According to the documents, Renner’s attorney said in response, “There is no basis for this Court to order Respondent to take a Covid test when there is no evidentiary basis that he has, or has been exposed to Covid.”