Christina Ricci, my dark soul sister, has said enough is enough to the abuse she’s suffered at the hands of her husband, James Heerdegen.
Yesterday, Ricci was granted a domestic violence restraining order against James on Wednesday.
The actress, 40, gave proof of her injuries, which she said were a result of Heerdegen’s attacks on her, after she ‘found herself trapped in a house with a violent abuser’ during lockdown.
Ricci, who is represented by lawyer Samantha Spector, said Heerdegen has assaulted her on multiple occasions, leaving her in fear for her safety and that of their son, Freddie, six, TMZ reports.
During a hearing in Los Angeles, Heerdegen was ordered by the court to remain at least 100 yards away from Ricci and their son, and maintain no contact with them.
The screen star said that Heerdegen, who she married in 2013, started his pattern of abuse in a December 2019 incident in which he beat her up, spit on her and mocked her with pig noises. GRRR I want to smash this dude.
She said the incident convinced her she needed to get a divorce, but the lockdown slowed things down and in June of 2020 he wound up attacking her two more times.
She said Heerdegen told her ‘the only way he could feel sorry for me is if I were dismembered into small pieces,’ leading her to hide the knives and sharp objects on the premises.
Larry Bakman, who is Heerdegen’s lawyer, said his client ‘unequivocally denies all allegations of abuse made by Ms. Ricci as having occurred in 2020,’ TMZ reported.
H/t to TMZ for the photos of Ricci’s injuries.