Victoria Duffy and Dennis Hopper Battle over Divorce
There are allegations of guns, drugs, and threats in the whole Victoria Duffy and Dennis Hopper divorce mess. The Daily Beast is claiming that they have access to court documents regarding the Victoria Duffy and Dennis Hopper divorce. According to the Daily Beast, Victoria Duffy has filed a petition in the court that claims that Dennis Hopper kept loaded guns in their home, made threats against Victoria Duffy, and smoked marijuana in their home and in front of their six year old daughter Galen.
The Loaded Guns Allegations
The Daily Beast claims that the document says: "I discovered a pistol with multiple rounds of ammunition in Petitioner's bedroom drawer. The gun and ammunition was unsecure and easily accessible, including to Galen [Victoria and Dennis' six year old daughter]. I also located a loaded shotgun, unsecure, in our bedroom closet. I told Petitioner to remove the guns from our home. Petitioner agreed. I immediately moved the guns to a secure temporary location and later had them removed by a police officer."
Victoria Duffy claims that Dennis Hopper constantly discouraged her from finding any sort of employment. The Daily Beast claims that the court document that she filed details how Dennis Hopper threatened her if she tried to divorce him: "Something bad is going to happen to you and you won't see it coming."
This where the allegations get a little hazy. While The Daily Beast quotes Victoria Duffy's petition as claiming that the actor smoked marijuana in front of his six year old child, it also mentions how this was in recent months. Given that Mr. Hopper has cancer, this could arguably be for medicinal use.
Blame It on Marin
Victoria Duffy claims that her estranged husband does not want to divorce her at all. She alleges that the divorce is "a result of estate planning by other family members" who presumably want see her cut out of the will, or at least reduce her share of inheritance. She claims that he is being manipulated by his family. While she does not specify who that is, it interesting to note that Mr. Hopper's 47 year old daughter Marin Hopper lives in his house with Victoria and Galen. Marin Hopper is older than her father's fifth wife.
It certainly seems like this is only the beginning of a messy divorce. All I can think is...poor Galen Hopper.
- Dennis Hopper's Struggle to Get a Divorce (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)
- Understanding the Divorce Process (FindLaw)
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- Southern California Divorce Options (provided by Law Offices of Stephanie J. Squires)
- Child Custody and Visitation - An Overview (provided by Law Office of Kathryn S. Robbie)
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