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As Dennis Hopper continues to fight his terminal cancer, his divorce from wife Victoria Duffy just gets nastier.
In new court documents obtained by E! News, Hopper's assistant Emily Davis says that when the 73-year-old actor checked into a hospital in December for treatment for his prostate cancer, she and the rest of the family were "at the mercy of [Victoria's] cruelty." Davis goes as far as to claim that Duffy "was trying to kill him," though doesn't go into details of how -- and the report doesn't delve into whether Davis was alleging that literally. "[Victoria] is a threat to all in the home and has already looted millions of [dollars in] property that is not hers," Davis continued.
Hopper, who recently received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, filed for divorce from Duffy, 41, in January, citing "inhuman" treatment of him and taking out a restraining order against her. The couple married in 1996 and have one daughter together, Galen, 6, of whom Duffy is seeking sole custody.
Meanwhile, Duffy adamantly denies that she ever set out to hurt her hubby, calling Davis' statements "outrageous" and not bearing "any relationship to reality."