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Jeremy Renner 'threatened to kill himself and wife'

Jeremy Renner 'threatened to kill himself and wife'

Marvel Cinematic Universe star Jeremy Renner allegedly "put a gun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself", according to court documents filed by his ex-wife.

The 48-year-old actor is alleged to have threatened suicide during a drink and drug-fuelled rage, while he's also been accused of firing a gun into the ceiling while his six-year-old daughter was asleep in her room.

According to legal papers lodged in Los Angeles by his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco, the "Avengers: Endgame" star also spoke about killing the actress and model.

The former couple broke up in 2014 after 10 months of marriage, and they are currently embroiled in a legal battle as Sonni wants sole custody of their child Ava.

She alleges that Jeremy told someone in a club last November that he "could not deal with her anymore, and just wanted her gone" as he talked "about killing his wife".

Meanwhile, Ava's nanny allegedly also overheard him saying he would kill his ex and then himself.

She claimed he said: "It was better that Ava had no parents than to have [Sonni] as a mother."

Meanwhile, the court documents say: "Jeremy put a gun in his mouth, threatened to kill himself, and fired the gun into the ceiling while Ava was asleep in her bedroom."

Jeremy's ex wife also claimed he had a history of drug use, as well as verbal and emotional abuse.

It's alleged that he left cocaine within their daughter's reach on a bathroom counter, while the papers also claim a number of women came to his home.

A spokesman for Jeremy insisted he will always put his daughter first.

They said: "The well-being of his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy.

"This is a matter for the court to decide. It's important to note the dramatisations made in Sonni's declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind."