Hopper's divorce motives challenged
Dennis Hopper's wife has said in US court documents she believes the actor is divorcing her because of his declining health and influence from others.
Victoria Hopper wrote that her husband's medical and mental state became unpredictable as he battles prostate cancer, according to the documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The 42-year-old is seeking full custody of the couple's six-year-old daughter.
She is also asking a judge to allow Dennis Hopper supervised visits with his daughter for up to an hour per day, depending on his health.
Her filing seeks strict guidelines, including a requirement that Hopper remove all guns from the family's house and refrain from smoking medicinal marijuana before the visits.
"I do not believe that petitioner is capable of taking care of himself or his legal and financial affairs," Mrs Hopper's declaration said.
"Therefore, I do not believe Petitioner is capable of making sound decisions in the best interests of our daughter."
In her filing, Mrs Hopper claims her husband told her that he didn't want to end the marriage, but he filed for divorce on January 14 because "other people are insisting that he take care of them upon his death".
The Easy Rider star is asking for joint custody of their daughter and that he make spousal support payments. Both have cited irreconcilable differences for the break-up.
He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer a decade ago, but it returned late last year. He started chemotherapy treatments earlier this month, the filing stated. Victoria Hopper is asking a judge to protect her and her daughter's stake in a one million US dollar life insurance policy and a college fund.