Dennis Hopper won a restraining order against his estranged wife Victoria Duffy in court today. Read more on their ugly divorce below.
Dennis Hopper, who is battling prostate cancer, says he is perfectly capable of making his own decisions and that he will live longer if he stays away from his wife, Victoria Duffy.
In the legal documents, Hopper’s lawyer, Joe Mannis, claims Dennis’ wife Victoria has “repeatedly subjected [him] to severe emotional distress.”
Dennis physician stated, “The presence of his estranged wife is hampering Mr. Hopper’s present cancer care…” Dr. Agus added, “It is my belief and recommendation that the less Mr. Hopper has to do with his estranged wife at this time, the more likely he is to have his life extended.”
The actor filed for divorce from his wife Victoria last month. There were rumors Dennis’ children were persuading their father to cut ties with his wife, but his lawyer and doctor claim he is of sound mind to make his own decisions.
The couples prenup agreement states that if they divorce she will lose her 25% cut of Dennis’ estate.
In Dennis’ declaration, he claims Victoria’s mother “…told me in November of 2009 that I should simply leave the bulk of my property to [Victoria] as I was going to die soon. I found this statement distressing, inappropriate, bizarre, and disturbing.”
Dennis also claims that last December, Victoria and her mother woke him up in the middle of the night and questioned him about how much money and property Victoria would receive when Dennis died. How sweet huh?
Dennis requested daily visitation rights to their 6-year-old daughter Galen between 5 and 7 PM.
The judge ruled Victoria must stay 10 feet away from Dennis, his adult son, Henry, his daughter, Marin and his assistant, Emily Davis.
And Victoria is forbidden to enter Dennis Hopper’s residence in Venice.
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