The corona virus became a nightmare for Christina Ricci (40). Not because she got sick, but because the actress was forced to lockdown with her abusive husband. In an application for an injunction against James Heerdegen, the “Sleepy Hollow” actress now says that she fears for her life and that of her son Freddie (6).
In the court files, according to the people portal TMZ, Ricci describes how their ordeal in marriage began in autumn 2019: “While we were sitting in the car, James made it clear to me that he could kill me. He said he would only be sorry if I was broken up into small pieces. After that I hid all the knives at home. ” According to Ricci, the physical abuse began in December 2019: “He hit me, spat on me and grunted in my face like a pig. I got bruises and bruises and decided to part with him. ” Ricci informed her husband that she wanted a divorce. But then the corona lockdown began in March and she was locked in the same house as her “brutal torturer”.
Cuts and bruises
According to her application, she was attacked twice by Heerdegen in June. He chased her roaring around the house and stopped her from dialing 911. The n he grabbed her by the wrists, dragged her into the garden and threw her onto a fireplace. She is said to have suffered cuts and bruises. In a second attack, Heerdegen is said to have spat on her, thrown a coffee cup and a chair at her – in front of their son.
Ricci attached photos to her court application that show injuries to her wrists, fingers and forearms that her army sword is said to have inflicted. This convinced the judge to grant the application. Heerdegen is no longer allowed to have contact with his ex-wife and son and must stay at least 100 meters away from the family villa.
“He threatened to ruin my reputation.”
The court has not yet decided on Ricci’s second application. The actress fears an act of revenge from her husband, whom she married in 2013. According to Christina, Heerdegen has private audio and video recordings of her with which he could “humiliate and expose” her by publishing: “He threatened to ruin my reputation with it.” She demands that Heerdegen give her all the recordings.
Heerdegen’s attorney Larry Bakman says his client is preparing his own injunction against Ricci: “In it, we will detail Ricci’s abusive behavior when she was under alcohol or other substances. My client vehemently denies all of their allegations of physical abuse. ” (klm)
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Christina Ricci feared life lockdown