Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco’s messy custody fight is back, and this time he’s accusing her of stealing from their 7-year-old daughter Ava.
The last time Jeremy had something to say about Sonni’s financial activity, he accused the mother of his only child of wasting her $30,000 a month child support checks on frivolous shit, instead of spending it on Ava’s needs. He was also trying to get the $30,000 a month payment cut down to $11,000, due to his lack of employment during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. Sonni fired back, accusing Jeremy of exaggerating how much child support he pays each month. She also claimed that both her savings and Ava’s savings have been drained to pay for all the legal bills in Sonni’s fight to keep Ava away from her alleged scary daddy. Now Jeremy is using one of Sonni’s claims against her.
People magazine says that Jeremy filed documents last week, in which he points to Ava’s empty bank account and asks where’s the money, Sonni. Jeremy has accused Sonni of transferring $50,000 in less than two years from Ava’s trust fund account to her own bank account. Jeremy’s lawyers argue that Sonni’s actions are in direct violation of a court order. And also, I’m sure it gave Jeremy an extra-smug pep in his step to be able to accuse his ex of getting caught with her hands in a cookie jar that doesn’t belong to her. Jeremy’s recent filing points to the child support agreement finalized in April of 2018, in which Jeremy agreed to deposit payments into Ava’s trust fund, to be used to pay for education-related expenses (like tutors and tuition), or uncovered medical expenses.
The problem is, the only thing Jeremy did was reopen the door for Sonni to once again claim she’s been forced into a life of near-financial destitution, thanks to their never-ending custody fight. Sonni released the following statement to People regarding Jeremy’s newest accusation:
“I am sick of being continually bullied, having my name slandered, and the truth muted. Anyone, who is a parent knows that the most important thing in the world is their child’s health and safety. Over the years it’s hard to fathom what I’ve seen and what people have told me they’ve seen in regards to Jeremy’s disturbing actions while our child is in his care. Unfortunately, these actions have landed me in a position to need to retain legal support, undergo a child custody evaluation, and now have a plan parent coordinator. It is hard for me to stay muted because, after all this time, money, and energy spent putting safety measures in place to keep our daughter safe while once again in Jeremy’s care, these measures are still being violated as of today.”
Sonni also broke down where that $50,000 went. According to the documents that Jeremy filed, Sonni emailed him in April of last year to inform him that she had transferred the funds from Ava’s account to her own, so that she could keep their heads above water financially, like making sure her property taxes were paid, as well as to buy Christmas presents and purchase party supplies for Ava’s birthday party. Sonni also claimed things are tight financially for her due to the money she’s spent on lawyers trying to fight for sole custody.
Jeremy clearly doesn’t want Ava’s trust fund cash going to property taxes on Mommy’s home, but it sounds like Sonni is going broke under the weight of all her legal bills. Of course, the bills would go away if Sonni and Jeremy were able to compromise on a custody situation, but that’s not going to happen any time soon. I guess Jeremy and Sonni could always save some cash and act as their own legal counsel. I mean, they’re already really good at publicly accusing each other of being massive messes. Do they really need to do it through lawyers?