A best-selling fantasy novelist claims her estranged husband orchestrated a â€śShakespearean plotâ€ť to poison her to death so he could cash in on her life-insurance money, according to a new lawsuit.
Sherrilyn Kenyon â€” the author of the chart-topping paranormal romance â€śDark-Hunterâ€ť series â€” is suing her hubby for up to $20 million, saying he fed her tainted food for three years, making her feel so sick her hair and teeth decayed and she had a hard time walking and talking.
Kenyon, 53, is accusing Lawrence Kenyon II and two of his assistants of â€śassault by poisoning,â€ť as well as interfering with the her business relationships and invasion of privacy. The suit was filed in Williamson County, Tenn., this month, The Tennessean reported.
The Williamson County Sheriffâ€™s Office is investigating Sherrilyn Kenyonâ€™s claims, spokeswoman Sharon Puckett confirmed to the outlet
Kenyon II denied the accusation and said in a statement to the news organization that his wife had â€śblurred the line between fiction and reality.â€ť
Sherrilyn Kenyon, however, claims that as a result of the alleged poisoning, she suffered from severe body tremors, crumbling teeth, a rapid heart rate, hair and memory loss and â€śexcruciatingâ€ť stomach cramps.
Kenyon II and one of the accused assistants â€śwould force her to eat and become enraged any time she failed to consume,â€ť the complaint states.
After her husband filed for divorce in March 2018, the novelist says in the suit, her blood, nails and hair tested positive for high levels of lithium and the chemical elements barium, platinum and thorium, which is radioactive.
She also accused her husband of siphoning thousands of dollars of her income for his personal use.