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Christina Ricci’s Ex-Husband James Back In Court Pleading For Restraining Order, Accuses Actress Of Abusing Alcohol & Substances

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Jan. 31 2022, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

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Yellowjackets star Christina Ricci's ex-husband James Heerdegen is taking the actress back to court in his attempt to obtain a restraining order against her.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Heerdegen is ready to appear in court in a couple of months to plead for protection against his ex.

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In January 2021, Ricci filed for divorce from Heerdegen and accused him of abuse during the pandemic. She said he was assaulted her at their home and prevented her from calling for help. She described incidents where he allegedly called her names and spit on her.

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The judge granted Ricci a restraining order that prohibits Heerdegen from coming within 100 yards of the actress and their son Frederick.

At the time, Heerdegen filed for a restraining order but his request was denied. The judge ruled there was no emergency for his request and said the matter would be heard at a later date. The parties were set to appear in court this month but they agreed to push the hearing until July due to Ricci's schedule.

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In newly filed docs, as part of his plea for child and spousal support, Heerdegen lays out what he plans to tell the court about Ricci's actions during their marriage.

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"Christina habitually abused alcohol and substances during our marriage," he wrote. "Christina would emotionally abuse me during her rants and raves and would assault and batter me by hitting and scratching me with her arms and nails while under the influence."

Heerdegen added, "She also damaged property in our home and would habitually follow me throughout the house, screaming and yelling profanities at me. This happened in front of Frederick which I observed caused him extreme emotional distress."

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His petition read, "Prior to our separation in June of 2020, [Ricci] would drink to excess on an almost daily basis causing her to engage in emotionally abusive and offensive conduct."

He also claimed he had to check the bottles of breastmilk Ricci made to make sure they weren't "contaminated" with alcohol. "On those occasions in which I found 'contaminated' bottles, I would have to throw them out to ensure that our infant was not being fed with alcohol polluted breast milk," he said.

As Radar first reported, Heerdegen is currently demanding monthly child and spousal support. He claims to have been blackballed from the entertainment industry following his divorce from Ricci and is on the verge of bankruptcy. A judge has yet to rule.

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