Cormac McCarthy's Ex-Wife Arrested After Pulling Gun Out of Vagina During Argument About Aliens

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Cormac McCarthy's Ex-Wife Arrested After Pulling Gun Out of Vagina

In The Counselor, a film with a screenplay by No Country For Old Men and The Road author Cormac McCarthy, a character, Malkina (played by Cameron Diaz), has sex with a car. No, not metaphorically, I mean she literally has sex with a car.

Well, you know what they say. Sometimes life imitates art.

Jennifer McCarthy (not that one), the ex-wife of the Pulitzer prize winner, was arrested last Saturday after she pulled a gun out of her vagina and threatened her boyfriend with it when a sex act/argument about the existence of aliens they were having took a turn for the weird.

According to the arrest records, McCarthy and an unnamed boyfriend spent their Saturday morning arguing about aliens, as you do. Once things got heated, McCarthy left the house they shared, only to return and immediately go into the bathroom. McCarthy then came out of the bathroom, and this is according to official court documents, "wearing lingerie and a silver hand gun (sic) in her vagina". McCarthy then began to have sex with the gun, ask her boyfriend "who's crazy, you or me?", a question that, in context, pretty much answers itself, and then proceeded to allegedly point the gun at the man's head.

Cormac McCarthy and Jennifer McCarthy have been divorced since 2006, with the marriage producing one child, who McCarthy says was the inspiration for the father/son relationship in The Road.

The Blood Meridian author has not issued a statement about the incident, but it's pretty certain that if he does, it'll be done with no punctuation, misanthropic grit, and a keen eye for imagery. We can't wait.

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Tom1960's picture
Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Blindness by Jose Saramago January 9, 2014 - 8:44am

With stuff like this actually happening, it makes you wonder if there's any point to even attempt fiction.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff January 9, 2014 - 10:07am

"Inner course". Makes sense.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life January 9, 2014 - 11:08am

Can't fault her for trying to spice things up.

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Kenneth Jobe from Wichita is reading American Gods January 9, 2014 - 11:36am

"arguing about aliens, as you do." Just another Saturday morning.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On January 9, 2014 - 11:39am

Judge Holden and Anton Chiggur would certainly approve. Yeah, agreed with Tom1960: How do you top any made-up-shit after that?

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading January 9, 2014 - 3:16pm

Suddenly the scene in The Counselor where Cameron Diaz rubs herself to climax on that dude's car makes a LOT more sense.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life January 9, 2014 - 4:07pm

Police footage: NSFW

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AnnieNeugebauer from Texas is reading Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 4, January 24, 2014 - 3:33pm

Headlines like this make me wonder if we even need The Onion anymore...

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jmacxt September 23, 2014 - 7:51am

How about updating the salacious story you printed at my expense?  Case dismissed.  I passed a  polygraph w/ flying colors. Paleologo lied. So did the arresting officer.
Don't know where in the police report it stated that Paleologo called 911 or that he wasn't the true alien believer, but those are a couple of details among many that media simply created from thin air.
You are just as responsible as any other outlet who reported on my situation in perpetuating the domestic abuse and slander inflicted by Paleologo and formalized in a barely-literate police report by a deputy sheriff of questionable competence.

 

Jennifer C. McCarthy