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Dennis Hopper: My Wife is Killing Me

2/11/2010 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dennis Hopper has filed legal papers in his bitter divorce case ... Dennis says he's perfectly capable of making decisions, and his doctor claims the less Dennis has to do with his estranged wife, Victoria, the longer he will live.

In the documents, Dennis' lawyer, Joe Mannis, says while his client battles advanced prostate cancer, Victoria has "repeatedly subjected [him] to severe emotional distress."

According to Dr. David Agus' declaration, "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."

Dennis is asking the judge for an order keeping Victoria 15 yards away from him and barring her from his residence.

Dennis filed for divorce against Victoria last month. She claims Dennis' adult children are pulling his strings and want to cut her out of his will. In their declarations, Dennis and his doctor say the actor is of sound mind to make his own decisions.

Under the prenup between Dennis and Victoria, if they divorce she loses her 25% cut of Dennis' estate.

In Dennis' declaration, he says 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 says last December, Victoria and her mother woke him up in the middle of the night and grilled him about how much money and property Victoria would get when Dennis died.

As for Victoria's claims that Dennis smoked medical marijuana in front of their young girl, he says he has never smoked in front of the child. Dennis says Victoria's demand that he not smoke within six hours of seeing their daughter is "an absurd request." He says he would agree to not smoke pot within one hour of visitation.

Dennis is asking for daily visitation rights to 6-year-old Galen between 5 and 7 PM.

We're told the prenup says Victoria must leave Dennis' compound where she currently resides, 60 days after divorce papers were filed -- so the move-out date would be March 11.

And Dennis wants Victoria to give him his stuff back, mainly artwork.

Restraining Order in Dennis Hopper Case

TMZ was in court this morning in the Dennis Hopper/Victoria Hopper divorce case, where the judge just ruled Victoria must stay 10 feet away from Dennis, his adult son, Henry, his daughter, Marin and his assistant, Emily Davis.

Victoria Hopper: Click to watchThe judge also ruled Victoria may not enter the main Dennis Hopper residence in Venice, CA or any other portion of the property other than the unit where Victoria is currently living. The judge ruled Victoria can stay in the unit until the agreed date in the prenup. As we first reported, under the prenup, Victoria must leave the unit on March 11 -- 60 days after the divorce petition was filed.

The judge also gave Dennis visitation rights to their daughter, Galen, every day between 5 and 7 PM.

She will also get the exclusive use of their 2002 Jaguar.

Dennis Hopper Prenup -- He Gets Everything

The judge in Dennis Hopper divorce case just unsealed a copy of the prenuptial agreement Dennis had with estranged wife Victoria, and unless she gets the prenup invalidated ... she's screwed.

Prenup Hightlights:

-Dennis keeps all his property -- which includes a house and a condo in Venice, a building in New Mexico on 320 acres, land in Arizona and a number of other properties.

-Dennis keeps his "separate property pension and retirement benefits."

-Dennis keeps his huge collection of fine arts worth over $2.5 million -- including a $350,000 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

-Victoria has to move out of his house within 30 days of either party filing for divorce ... but it's bumped up to 60 days if they have a child together, which they do.

And here's the kicker: Victoria was guaranteed a $250,000 life insurance policy and 25% of everything in his will ... but only if they're married and living together at the time of his death. So, here's the deal -- they no longer live together, so it would appear even if Dennis were to die before the divorce is final, she gets zilch.

But there's something in the prenup for Victoria, too. She gets to keep her separate property -- including two computers, two bookcases full of books, a 1973 VW Karmann Ghia, and her grandma's furniture.


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I'm single and my pockets jingle

1714 days ago

B Wilson    

It is nice to see a man being smart. Dennis is wise to let this greedy woman go.

1714 days ago

Tom Andersen    

Dennis Hopper, you are a good father to take care of your kids first...right on and beat that "C"!

1714 days ago


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1714 days ago


Sounds like a Mike Tyson and Robin Givens case. I'm sure Victoria Hopper has a lawyer and she knows what shes doing. Her mother should mind her own business and stay out of it.Her interference could only hurt Victoria.She's just looking for a free ride on the wagon.

1714 days ago


She would seem like a real gold digger if what he says is true. I'm inclinded to believe a man on his deathbed over some young dame he married. I feel bad for Dennis, always liked him as an actor.

1714 days ago


I believe that when a prenup is filed, the marriage is already doomed. If you don't trust her to do the right thing then why marry her in the first place. Pay for the sex for God's sake!! You don't have to make a lifetime committment to a hooker. Just ask Tiger Woods!

1714 days ago


Hello....crusty old men who marry young women deserve what they get in the end!!! I'm laughing my a__ off!!!!

1714 days ago


I wish I could marry a rich guy, divorce him and take all that he earned while I sat on my fat ass. Damn I wish I was born with a P***SY. It seems to hypnotize some men. LOL

1714 days ago


haha i'm laughing my ass off that this golddigging skank got exactly what she deserves, right on Dennis you're the man, if only more of these bastards that have 2nd or 3rd wives and families would do what you have done and stand up for your 1st kids this world would not be so f@@@ked up.

1714 days ago


smoke more dope!!!!!!! AND HIRE A HITMAN,lol

1714 days ago


I know some of Victoria's family members and it doesn't surprise me that she is so cold and ruthless. Runs in the genes.....

1714 days ago

Barry A Clarke    

This nothing new, a younger woman taking the money of an older man. My mom died after 35 years married to my dad. Two years later, he remarried and his second wife died after about 25 years of marriage. At about 84, a young woman in Venice, FL approached my dad and befriended him while play bingo. She moved in, got her name on the bank accounts, car title, and then talked my dad into selling the house and moving without telling me. I found him about a year later just before he died. She talked him into putting her name on the deed to his new home and redid the will. Even though the doctors said he dementia at the time the will was signed just before he died, you can always find a crooked lawyer. All in all she contributed zero and walked away with a half million or so. After a brief background check, this was her third deception. Done properly, there is nothing the law can do about it. Not bad tax free wages for two years deception…oh I mean work

1714 days ago


Absolutely...keep any stress causing factors/persons away from Mr. Hopper. Anyone dealing with cancer needs only positive influence in his life.
God speed, Mr. Hopper.

1714 days ago


We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hopper quite a few years ago in Barbados. As we were waiting to be seated for dinner, he made a few funny comments and we struck up a conversation. He was warm, kind and down to earth. He invited us to join his group for dinner but we declined, not wishing to intrude. Later, as we got up to leave, he said goodbye and told us to enjoy our vacation. What a classy guy. We wish him the best.

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