New court docs filed by Dennis Hopper‘s attorney reveal that the iconic actor is too frail from chemo for prostate cancer and too broke from his financial battle with wife Victoria Duffy to deal with a divorce.
His attorney, Joseph Mannis, states that because Hopper is terminally ill, he is unable to be defend himself in ongoing divorce proceedings.
That said, we wonder if he will be strong show up for this Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Friday (March 26) in front of the Egyptian Theatre.
one of Hopper’s doctors stated, “It is doubtful that Mr. Hopper will
ever recover sufficiently to be subject to a deposition.” The document
also states that Hopper, 73, now weighs around 100 pounds.
main contention with his wife of 14 years is over spousal support. In
the legal documents, Hopper claims he can only pay her $5,000 a month.
Because he’s too sick to work, the actor’s finances are flat-line and
his liquid assets are around $300,000.
Victoria begs to differ.
She says he has earned millions in recent years by selling his vast and
impressive collection of artwork. He claims that in the last 9 years he
has only made $45,000 from the art sales.
Hopper filed for divorce in January 2010.
her part, Victoria told People in the mag’s March 29 issue that she
feared for her life after years of abuse and threats from Hopper, who
has long battled drug and alcohol addiction.
She and their 7-year-old daughter Galen
are currently living in the guest house in Hopper’s Venice compound.
She last spoke to him on Jan. 19 when she told him she would always
love him because of their daughter.
His response — revealed
in this week’s People — was to hold up a cross to her face and say, ”
I don’t need forgiveness from you. Now get out.”
Sounds like a scene out of Hopper’s “Blue Velvet.”
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