Sonni Pacheco, Jeremy Renner


Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco's custody battle for daughter Ava is taking an ugly turn.

In legal documents obtained by E! News, Renner and Pacheco's roommate, Kristoffer Winters, alleges that Pacheco married the Avengers actor in order to obtain a green card and "improve her financial situation." He also contends that Pacheco threated to extort Renner with explicit videos prior to their daughter's birth.

"I heard Sonni say at least five or six times when we were together at the Franklin house that Jeremy should be nice to her and not fight her on green card or money issues or else she would release intimate videos of him to TMZ," the documents state.

Winters also claims in the court documents that while Renner was off working on projects or away from home for other reasons, he would "regularly" ask to video chat with Ava but Pacheco "frequently refused to facilitate FaceTime or other types of video calls." 

Jeremy Renner, Sonni Pacheco


Renner also asserts in the documents, "Sonni did not always facilitate these video chats on a daily basis," and that he had to "rely on Kristoffer for daily video contact with Ava." Despite Renner and Winters' allegations, The Hurt Locker star insists he doesn't believe "Sonni is a bad person or bad parent," but maintains she "exercises bad judgment."

One example of "bad judgment" that Renner lists is when Pacheco allegedly left their daughter at home alone for 15 minutes without making sure anybody else was at home first. But once she realized Ava was alone she stayed out with friends.

"It is also my understanding that upon learning Ava was home alone, Sonni remained out with her friends while [Winters] rushed home to Ava," the documents read. "I was extremely disappointed with Sonni and distressed that this occurred...This event and Sonni's reaction to it was a significant turning point in our relationship."

Renner is seeking joint legal and physical custody of Ava.

E! News has reached out to attorneys for both parties. 

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