Things are not going well for Jeremy Renner. It has been revealed that Renners’ addiction to illegal substances has led to family issues. As per a court filing, it has been revealed that Renner’s substance abuse issues have torn his family apart, with his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco having filed a motion to change the current joint custody of their daughter Ava to sole custody.
As per the legal documents obtained by TMZ, Renner seemingly regularly abuses cocaine and alcohol and behaves belligerently while doing so. In-text messages sent to Pacheco while the actor was at a nightclub, he threatened to kill his ex-wife, while telling someone else that “he just wanted her gone.” On a separate occasion in November of 2018, Renner allegedly discharged a firearm into the ceiling of his daughter’s room while she was sleeping, after putting the gun in his own mouth and threatening to kill himself.
These allegations produced some extreme reactions on the internet and fans are targeting the Hawkeye actor. There are also reports that Disney is considering some actors to play the role of Hawkeye in the upcoming Disney+ series. While there is no official confirmation from the Mouse House, fans have asked Disney to drop Renner from the role.
Pacheco’s claims were recently backed up by Renner’s former live-in nanny Naomi Moore, who recalled hearing Renner tell Pacheco that it would be better if she were dead. Since the initial allegations first emerged, Renner’s representatives have issued a statement referring to Pacheco’s report as “a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.”