Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife arrested in Cormac McCarthy-like scene with a gun
Authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico have accused the ex-wife of novelist Cormac McCarthy of threatening her boyfriend with a gun she pulled out of her vagina.
According to a probable cause statement published by The Smoking Gun on Tuesday, the boyfriend told local sheriff’s deputies that 48-year-old Jennifer McCarthy pulled the gun on Jan. 4 following an argument regarding “space aliens.” McCarthy allegedly left the boyfriend’s home, only to return and threaten him after performing an act of “inner course” [sic] with the weapon after asking him, “Who is crazy, you or me?”
McCarthy told deputies that the boyfriend “put his right hand on her neck but quickly let go” before the alleged confrontation. She was not quoted regarding the location of the gun; instead, she said she owned a gun but was “unsure where it’s located,” and that it had been “missing.” The arresting deputy later found a Smith & Wesson handgun in a trash can outside the residence. She was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a household member and was later released on $5,000 bond.
Though the man’s name was redacted by The Smoking Gun, the Albuquerque Journal identified him as 53-year-old Mark Paleologo. Her attorney, Mark Donatelli, told the Journal McCarthy “adamantly denies” her boyfriend’s allegations.
According to The Smoking Gun, Jennifer McCarthy and Cormac McCarthy married in 1998 and had a son together before divorcing in 2006.
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