Christina Ricci is stepping up actions to protect herself. Last July, the actress had obtained from justice an emergency protection measure for her husband James Heerdegen, whom she accuses of domestic violence. After having filed for divorce after seven years of marriage, here she again obtained a restraining order on Wednesday, January 20, so that the producer could no longer approach her or even come into contact with him. At the Los Angeles court, she testified to the violence she suffered from her husband, and which she said began in December 2019 and continued throughout the confinement.
While she wanted a divorce to protect herself and her 6-year-old son, Freddie, Christina Ricci clarified that the coronavirus and confinement had delayed her plans, and that she thus “found herself trapped in a house with a violent aggressor “. In a report, details of which TMZ is revealing, the 40-year-old actress reports that twice in June James Heerdegen beat her, even chasing her around the house to prevent her from calling for help. He would have dragged her by the wrists into their yard, leaving her cut and bruised.
James Heerdegen denies the charges
Photos of numerous bruises to back it up, Christina Ricci also reported that during a second attack, her husband spat on her and threw coffee and a chair in her face, all while their 6-year-old son years was watching. A real ordeal for her, who last June had managed to contact the emergency services, who had gone to her home. Not finding any injury on the body of the actress, James Heerdegen had not been arrested, after which, Christina Ricci requested an urgent restrictive measure. Her husband “unequivocally denies” the facts and allegations of violence.
Christina Ricci and her husband James Heerdegen © Backgrid USA