Actor Jeremy Renner is reportedly seeking a reduction in his child support payments, saying that the global coronavirus pandemic has reduced his income as Hollywood shuts down production on numerous movie projects.
TMZ reported Monday that Jeremy Renner filed papers asking a Los Angeles court to reduce his monthly payment to ex-partner Sonny Pacheco, with whom the Avengers star has a daughter. “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 cancelled or postponed,” the actor said in his filing.
Renner said he pays about $30,000 per month for their daughter Eva’s housing, food, transportation, and clothing, according to the report. In addition, the Hollywood star is accusing his ex-partner of using the money as a “slush fund” to support her lifestyle and wage a custody battle.
“Sonny’s voracious appetite for Jeremy’s money has no end in sight,” the actor’s lawyers said in the filing, according to TMZ. Renner believes his daughter’s “reasonable needs” amount to about $11,000 per month.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Hollywood studios have suspended movie and TV shoots while also postponing the release of major blockbuster movies. The nation’s biggest cinema chains have also closed their doors.
Renner tweeted last week that he was spending time at home with his daughter. “Practicing love, laughter, dance, and sharing our love for music. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!” he tweed.
Taking this time to stay home with my daughter, cuddle our puppies. Practicing love, laughter, dance and sharing our love for music STAY SAFE EVERYONE! pic.twitter.com/0EZklYaMpR
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) March 20, 2020