Jeremy Renner slammed by ex-wife for requesting reduction in child support due to coronavirus outbreak

This custody battle had bitter beginnings and only continues to get worsen. The actor maintains that his daughter's 'reasonable needs' ideally shouldn't be more than $11,200 per month and is left wondering where the rest of the money goes


                            Jeremy Renner slammed by ex-wife for requesting reduction in child support due to coronavirus outbreak
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The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions across the globe high and dry. The glamorous world of Hollywood, as it turns out, is no so glamorous anymore as the entertainment industry has also taken a hit. 

Jeremy Renner is feeling the ills of the employment meltdown as the 'Avengers' film series (where he plays the role of Hawkeye) is not expecting new productions to begin. 

The actor requested a reduction in his child support payments to ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. In court documents obtained by TMZ, the 49-year-old star said, "I had planned for my income to be substantially lower this year, due to the fact that the 'Avengers' film series has now finished production and been released."

"I did have some work lined up; however, with the advent of the coronavirus, the film and television industry has gone on indefinite hiatus, 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 canceled or postponed."

For his daughter Ava's "housing, food, transportation, and clothing,", Renner pays approximately $30,000 a month without tax as child support. Apparently, Renner is also asking the judge to grant his business manager sole control over the money deposited into Ava's account.

This custody battle had bitter beginnings and only continues to get worsen. The actor maintains that his daughter's "reasonable needs" ideally shouldn't be more than $11,200 per month and is left wondering where the rest of the money goes. According to the website, Renner alleges that his ex-wife has been utilizing the money as "her own 'slush fund'" to support her lifestyle and to wage a months-long custody battle. 

"Sonny's [sic] voracious appetite for Jeremy's money had no end in sight," Renner's lawyer claimed in the documents obtained by TMZ. 

Pacheco's end of the story differs largely from that of Renner's. Calling his actions "disheartening", the Canadian actress and artist claimed that he misstated the amount of monthly child support she receives from him. 

"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 reported monthly income has been greatly exaggerated. As I have yet to receive the paperwork he has filed with the court on my birthday," Pacheco said.

She decided to bust everything that Renner had been claiming about her. "I only have knowledge as to what I have read in the tabloids. I think it’s time after seven years of hell, I start addressing the lies myself," she continued.

"First, I do not receive $30,000 in monthly child support," she said dismissing the large number the actor quoted. 

"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," she alleged.

At the same time, she wishes Renner the best. "Last but not least, I am choosing love and to continue to wish him the best and a healthy safe life," Pacheco concluded.

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