Christina Ricci has just requested a restraining order against her husband of 7 years almost immediately after she filed. Hopefully, Christina feels safer now.
Christina Ricci Get's Restraining Order
According to TMZ, Christina Ricci is truly scared for her safety from her husband James Heerdegen. The Addams Family actress has just filed for protection from abuse on Wednesday and had her request granted. Christina alleges that James began abusing her at the end of 2019 where he "beat her, spit at her and made pig noises in her face."
This incident is what made her want to get a divorce but the pandemic and subsequent quarantine threw a wrench into her plans. Christina and James Heerdegen met while he worked as a dolly grip on the set of Pan Am and married in 2013. They also have their son Freddie together, who was born in 2014.
According to the documents filed, Christina "found herself trapped in a house with a violent abuser." Allegedly, James attacked her multiple times in June while their family was in lockdown and he attempted to stop her from calling 911. She was left covered in bruised on her hands and arms when he allegedly dragged her by the wrists and threw her into their fire pit.
Apparently, their six-year-old son was witness to one of his attacks where he spit on her and threw coffee and a chair towards her. She then officially filed for divorce, submitting photos of her obvious injuries from the attack and he eventually moved out of the home.
Christina Ricci and Her Husband James Heerdegen
Unfortunately, Christina is still scared because of remarks he may have made such as "the only way he could feel sorry for me is if I were dismembered into small pieces." He has also allegedly threatened to "humiliate and embarrass" her by leaking audio and video clips of her to the press.
James denies all the allegations and his attorney told TMZ, that James will file his own restraining order against Christina that will be "detailing her abusive conduct fueled by alcohol and substance abuse. His papers will also include documentation that Ms. Ricci advised law enforcement in December 2019 that there had been no prior incidents of domestic violence between the couple, thereby calling into question her credibility."
For the time being, both Christina and her son are covered under the protection from abuse order and their divorce proceedings will continue.