Coronavirus: 'Avengers' star Jeremy Renner asks judge to 'show mercy', says he wants reduction on child support
The actor said his 'financial circumstances have changed dramatically in recent weeks'
The coronavirus pandemic seems to have left everyone in panic mode as they run out of resources, non-perishables and moolah. One of those people claiming to be short of funds is actor Jeremy Renner, who plays the Hawkeye.
While he may have made millions being part of 'The Avengers' fanatic, according to the actor, the pandemic has left him with the same fate of unemployed Americans. A judge was presented with documents filed by Renner on Monday in LA. The documents asked the judge to "show mercy" when it comes to the actor's commitment to paying child support to his ex Sonni Pacheco. According to TMZ, the documents claimed that the actor said his "financial circumstances have changed dramatically in recent weeks."
After 'The Avengers' film concluded, Renner said he had work lined up but the unexpected and deadly pandemic set in saying, "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." The actor revealed that he pays approximately $30,000 a month, without tax as child support - it helps with his daughter Ava's "housing, food, transportation, and clothing."
Last year, Renner claimed Pacheco is "a liar who concocted grotesque allegations against him out of vengeance". Renner believed his ex-wife to be unstable and called "BS" on all her abuse accusations.
The actor has also expressed concern as to how his ex, Pacheco, is using the money she receives every month. Renner accused Pacheco of using the cash as a "slush fund" to help support her lifestyle. "Sonni's voracious appetite for Jeremy's money has no end in sight," said his attorney in documents.
Renner has also asked the court if his business managers could control those funds that would be in Ava's account. Due to the pandemic and his financial circumstances, he's asked that the cash for child support every month to be reduced. He says $11,000 is enough to cover Ava's "reasonable needs", he never mentioned an actual figure.