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Dennis Hopper and Victoria DuffyA new twist has arisen with the divorce of cancer-stricken Dennis Hopper as his wife has accused the star of allegedly threatening to kill her and smoking pot in front of their six-year-old daughter, according to legal papers.

The Easy Rider star filed for divorce from his wife, Victoria Duffy, a few weeks ago citing irreconcilable differences (see our post on it) but now Duffy has put counter claims forward alleging gun threats, verbal abuse and drug use. She also says Hopper is being forced into getting a divorce by family members who are after his money. Dennis Hopper and Victoria DuffyA new twist has arisen with the divorce of cancer-stricken Dennis Hopper as his wife has accused the star of allegedly threatening to kill her and smoking pot in front of their six-year-old daughter, according to legal papers.

The Easy Rider star filed for divorce from his wife, Victoria Duffy, a few weeks ago citing irreconcilable differences (see our post on it) but now Duffy has put counter claims forward alleging gun threats, verbal abuse and drug use. She also says Hopper is being forced into getting a divorce by family members who are after his money.

In legal documents issued by Victoria Duffy, she claims Hopper once "threatened to 'end' (Victoria) if (she) ever tried to leave him". She also accuses the Blue Velvet star of leaving loaded weapons within reach of their six year old daughter as well as smoking marijuana in front of her.

Elsewhere, the documents in their divorce papers state: 'Over the past few weeks [Hopper] has stated to me that he has been "pressured" by his advisors and adult children from other relationships to file for dissolution of our marriage. [He] has told me that he does not want to divorce. [He] has told me that other people are insisting that he takes care of them upon his death.'

Victoria, who has been married to Hopper for 13 years and is his fifth wife, is also fighting for custody of their daughter, Galen, as well as child and spousal support. The divorce petition has been seen as a means for the 73-year-old film star to lessen the amount of money Victoria gets when he loses his cancer battle.