Dennis Hopper Battles for Daughter, Calls Wife 'Malevolent'

Duffy-Hopper also claimed in court papers that her husband told her he "does not want to divorce" but "that other people are insisting he take care of them upon his death." Mentioned specifically is Hopper's daughter Marin, who at 47, is six years older than Duffy-Hopper.

In the declaration, Duffy-Hopper requested a restraining order be issued barring Marin from the Ventura compound. She also requested a restraining order against Hopper that would ensure that any meetings between the actor and their six-year-old daughter would be monitored.

She accused Hopper of being verbally abusive, claiming that in 2008 he called her "a human garbage can." In 2009, she alleges in the papers, he threatened her: "Something bad is going to happen to you and you won't see it coming."

The Kansas-born Hopper has had a colorful career in Hollywood. He shot to fame with "Easy Rider." Before that, he acted alongside James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant." In 1979, Hopper appeared in "Apocalypse Now" and in 1994, "Speed." His more recent work includes the role of record producer Ben Cendars in the cable TV series "Crash."

ABC News' Sheila Marikar contributed to this report.

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