Dennis Hopper to Pay Wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper $12,000 Per Month

Things aren't looking up for Dennis Hopper.

A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered the actor, who is battling terminal prostate cancer, to pay his estranged wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper $12,000 a month in spousal and child support and to continue giving her a place to live on his property.

Hopper was not in court -- according to The Associated Press, the actor's attorney repeatedly described him as being "desperately ill" -- but his adult children and Duffy-Hopper showed up to hear Judge Amy Pellman's ruling, which amounted to $8,000 a month in spousal support and $4,000 in child support.

Pellman also urged Hopper and Duffy-Hopper to make peace for the sake of their 7-year-old daughter, Galen, in what may be her father's final days.

"Having her extended family in a war with her mother is not in her best interests," Pellman said.

A call to Hopper's lawyer from was not immediately returned.

Monday's hearing was the latest development in Hopper's drawn-out divorce.

Last week, Hopper's attorney filed new declarations from his daughter from a previous marriage, Marin Hopper, and his assistant, Emily Davis. In the documents, obtained by, Davis claims that not only is Duffy-Hopper a "threat to Dennis' life," but that his "own wife was trying to kill him."

Duffy-Hopper, 42, responded to the latest allegations with a short blog titled "Something I Hoped I Would Never Have to Write" on the Huffington Post last Thursday.

"I fear the latest round of sensational allegations, notably a tragically bizarre one made by Dennis' assistant, will not be the last one," she wrote. "It's textbook behavior when someone leaves an abusive relationship for the abuser to attempt to personally destroy the one who left, and I fully expect it to continue."

Hopper, 73, who has been battling advanced prostate cancer, filed for divorce from Duffy-Hopper on Jan. 14.

In case you somehow missed out on the details of their down-and-dirty divorce, has put together some of the most hurtful accusations so far:

1. "We were all at the mercy of her cruelty," Hopper's assistant, Davis, said about Duffy-Hopper in her most recent declaration. "Dennis' own wife was trying to kill him and he never said anything negative about her so all his friends thought they were happily married. She was the one going around telling everyone that would listen, including Dennis' closest friends, that he was abusive and not supporting her financially. Both are false and cruel."

Dennis Hopper Divorce: Top Ten Charges

2. Duffy-Hopper accused Hopper of being verbally abusive, claiming that in 2008 he called her "a human garbage can." In 2009, she alleged, in a declaration obtained by, that Hopper threatened her: "Something bad is going to happen to you and you won't see it coming."

3. In court papers filed in February, Hopper, the star of "Easy Rider" and other films, claimed his wife has kept Galen from him for long periods of time. He said he spent Christmas "in utter distress" after Duffy-Hopper took Galen to Boston, a trip he learned about from her attorney. "This malevolent act ... has caused me to miss what may very well be my last Christmas with my daughter Galen," Hopper said in his filing.

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