Christina Ricci was granted a restraining order by a decide after alleging her estranged husband James Heerdegen was abusive in the direction of her, based on reviews.
The order protects Heerdegen from coming into bodily contact with Ricci. It mandates Heerdegen to remain 100 yards away from the actress and that he can’t have visitation rights with the couple’s son, Freddie, 6. It additionally orders him to avoid the household’s canine, People reviews.
Ricci’s legal professional and consultant didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ requests for remark.
Heerdegen “unequivocally denies all allegations of abuse has having occurred in 2020,” his legal professional Larry Bakman advised TMZ.
Bakman — who didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark — stated he plans to file a restraining order towards Ricci “detailing her abusive conduct fueled by alcohol and substance abuse.”
“His papers may also embody documentation that Ms. Ricci suggested legislation enforcement in December 2019 that there had been no prior incidents of home violence between the couple, thereby calling into query her credibility,” Bakman furthered.
In line with Folks, the “Casper” star claimed in a court filing that she endured “extreme bodily and emotional abuse” from Heerdegen. She famous that the couple’s son was current throughout “many” of the abusive acts and fears for his hazard in addition to her personal.
She alleged the abuse dates again to 2013 when she discovered she was pregnant and felt “extraordinarily remoted.” She claims Heerdegen additionally made a remark to her throughout a trip in New Zealand that led her to imagine her husband “might kill me.”
“He stated the one means he might really feel sorry for me is that if I have been dismembered into small items,” wrote Ricci, based on Folks. “That evening I hid all of the knives within the cabin the place we have been staying. I feared for my life and the lifetime of our son. I slept in a separate bed room with Freddie, and I locked the door.”
She additional claims that Heerdegen “brutally attacked” her on Dec. 16, 2019 and that the abuse continued into 2020 throughout the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. The actress claims that Heerdegen “grabbed my wrists and palms, dragged me, and slammed my physique into the hearth pit we have now within the yard” final June. Weeks later, she claims he spit on her and in addition threw espresso and a chair at her. On the time, she known as 911 and was granted an emergency restraining order, the outlet reviews.
Heerdegen has additionally threatened to abduct their son, Ricci claims.
The couple has been married since 2013.