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

Dennis Hopper ordered to pay wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper $12,000 per month.

April 6, 2010— -- 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."

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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.

4. Duffy-Hopper, the actor's fifth wife, said in her declaration that Hopper has been "pressured" by his "advisers and adult children from other relationships to file for dissolution of our marriage" despite being "incapable of handling his legal and financial affairs." She said he "does not want to divorce" but "that other people are insisting he take care of them upon his death," specifically mentioning Dennis' daughter Marin Hopper, who is six years older than Duffy-Hopper.

5. In her declaration supporting the restraining order, Marin Hopper said, "We are all very frightened for our safety .... The cottage where I once stayed has recently been vandalized. The gate around it was smashed in and the flowers near it trampled as someone jumped the fence to dump excrement outside the back doors and the walls of the cottage. My husband has received negative e-mails regarding my child Violet's well-being from one of Victoria's closest friends."

6. Duffy-Hopper claimed in court documents that her husband kept loaded guns around the house and exposed their young daughter both to his frequent marijuana use and to films that contained inappropriate sexual content.

7. Marin Hopper claimed in court papers that Hopper's doctor ordered that he be moved from his home to a hotel in mid-December, away from Duffy-Hopper, because he kept vomiting up his medication "as a result of the stress." While he was in the hospital, Marin claimed that Duffy-Hopper changed the locks on their main home, took valuable artwork from Hopper's extensive collection and loaded it into a moving van.

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8. In a statement filed in court and obtained by, Hopper claimed his estranged wife stole, in addition to the artwork, silverware, Egyptian cotton linens, Venetian glass pieces and wood furniture from Africa. The total value, according to the statement: more than $1.5 million. He listed dozens of missing pieces of art, including some by Stephen Aldrich, Roy Lichenstein and actor Viggo Mortenson, that he accused Duffy-Hopper of taking during "art raids" last November and December.

9. Hopper's assistant Davis claims Duffy-Hopper is mentally unstable and that she fears for her life. "Victoria has threatened me physically when she chased me around the house," Davis said.

10. A friend of Duffy-Hopper told Huffington Post that Marin Hopper is behind the last-minute divorce. "Marin has always hated Victoria," the friend told the Web site. "If she can get her father to reject Victoria on his deathbed, and get more money in the process, she'll be the happiest woman in Los Angeles."

Marin shot back in her recent declaration that she has never been hostile toward her stepmother, nor has she had anything to do with her father's estate planning. Marin said she has even brought in over $1 million to the household by putting her father in touch with her fashion industry contacts.