This ‘Avengers’ Star Is Being Accused of Drug Use and Violent Behavior By an Ex

He may be a charming family man in Marvel’s universe but in real life, Jeremy Renner’s ex-wife is accusing him of some pretty terrible things. Sonni Pacheco has recently decided to file for complete custody of their daughter citing Renner’s violence and drug use as her reasoning. The allegations against the Avengers star have stunned Renner’s fans as he continues to remain an optimistic presence on his social media accounts.

Jeremy Renner’s brief marriage ended with irreconcilable differences

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The Avengers star and Pacheco secretly wed in 2014. Just a few months after their ceremony Pacheco filed for divorce within that same year. The actress claimed that they had “irreconcilable differences” and splitting up was the only option.

At the time, there were no publicized details about why they were already getting a divorce although there seemed to be some messiness involved in the divorce agreement. In later interviews, Renner admits that the divorce was nasty and difficult.

“I haven’t slept more than four hours a night in the past week,” he revealed in an interview. “My skin’s breaking out. I’ve got dark circles under my eyes. I’m dehydrated. I look like s—. I felt pretty insecure walking into a photo shoot this morning, and I was running late because I had just gotten out of my fourth deposition for the divorce.”

When they split, the couple agreed to share custody of their one daughter: Ava. But Pacheco made other demands including some pretty high child and spousal support amounts and asked that Renner pay her moving expenses and leave her with a vehicle.

Sonni Pacheco made some shocking accusations against Jeremy Renner

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According to TMZ, Pacheco is in the process of filing for sole custody of their daughter Ava. She claims that Renner is an unfit father who abuses drugs, is mentally unstable, and is unable to provide a safe and nurturing environment for her child.

Further, she goes on to make claims that Renner has left illicit drugs within reach of their child and has threatened to kill both himself and his ex-wife.

Renner has countered her claims with claims of his own and intends to wait it out for the court to show that Pacheco’s claims are unfounded.

Jeremy Renner has been very clear about where his priorities are

Renner’s lawyers have released a statement indicating that he intends to fight Pacheco’s accusations because his relationship with his daughter is his number one priority.

“The well-being of his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy,” his lawyer said. “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.”

Pacheco’s “one sided” accusations have hit Renner hard. In previous interviews with the press, Renner has made it clear where he stands on issues regarding his daughter including his focus on the best course of action to keep her safe and provided for. He remains very steadfast in statements he’s made including his claims that becoming a father gave him “the gift of focus” and has continued to be the “best role he has had to date.”

Fans of Jeremy Renner have banded together

In the aftermath of the accusations against Renner, rumors have started about whether Marvel intends to keep the actor on in the role of Hawkeye or if they will recast the role in light of the negative press. Renner’s fans have begun to hold a torch for him, claiming Marvel needs to utilize common sense and support the idea that one is innocent until proven guilty.

Under a custom hashtag ā€” #istandwithjeremyrenner ā€” fans are rallying behind Renner as he prepares to keep joint custody of his daughter. We’ll wait and see if Hawkeye can maintain his focus throughout the course of court proceedings. Fans are hopeful he can clear his name.