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  • vanessa
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    Somebody has to help this woman, get her into a home where they can care for her, because she’s batshit.

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  • ophy
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    Sounds perfect for him, he seems to prefer being in a supporting role in things.


    This is a good point. The J has never had a true 'starring' vehicle when you know he must have been offered at least one role where he's the snarky cop/lawyer/doc who doesn't play by the rules and the title of the show is just his character's name, right? So I guess he's not really interested in anything but ensembles.



    Vulture did a fascinating article on Sherrilyn Kenyon's legal woes and uh . . . I think the poor lady has undiagnosed mental issues and nobody is trying to kill her at all, and that's sad!



    https://www.vulture.com/2019/06/roma...soned-her.html

    Kenyon had her blood, hair, and nails tested for 21 different heavy metals. The results, which she shared with me, appeared to show elevated levels of chromium, beryllium, manganese, nickel, cadmium, antimony, platinum, mercury, lithium, selenium, tin, barium, thorium, and arsenic. These tests are the basis of her claim that she was poisoned. But when I spoke with Dr. Ernest Lykissa, the lead scientist of the lab that performed the tests, he said the concentrations of heavy metals in her system weren’t high enough to support her theory. “In this case,” he said, “the only thing I see is environmental exposure.” He thought she’d probably absorbed the metals from her surroundings — from the paint in her home, for example, or the exhaust from her car.
    Goldberger and other toxicologists I spoke to said they would never test patients for toxins without first meeting with them or speaking with their physicians. If they had met with Kenyon, they would have asked her about her medical history and her eating habits. They would have wanted to know if she ever dyed her hair (she did) and if she had been going through menopause when her most recent symptoms appeared (she had). But Kenyon told me she never saw a toxicologist. Cabal, her son, said that she’d always been sick, that her teeth had always been bad, that she had lived on fast food for as long as he could remember, and that she rarely exercised or got enough sleep.

    “She is by far the most unhealthy person I’ve ever met,” he said. “Her not being sick was rare.”




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  • Laura
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    I read Little Fires Everywhere to get ready for the J being in the movie or show or what they’re going to do with it. It’s so much like every other book in its category; I am going to forget it in like a week. There were parts that were promising, but it didn’t hang together as a whole, and it was just overwritten.

    It’s not a great part for the J - the men in the book are uniformly uninteresting bit players, only there to advance the women.
    Sounds perfect for him, he seems to prefer being in a supporting role in things. Maybe they’ll improve it for tv.

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  • vanessa
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    I read Little Fires Everywhere to get ready for the J being in the movie or show or what they’re going to do with it. It’s so much like every other book in its category; I am going to forget it in like a week. There were parts that were promising, but it didn’t hang together as a whole, and it was just overwritten.

    It’s not a great part for the J - the men in the book are uniformly uninteresting bit players, only there to advance the women.

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  • vanessa
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    lithium, tin, barium, platinum and thorium
    What a random set of things to poison someone with. I kind of want to believe her, but that’s just weird.

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  • ophy
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    The Kenyon Kray don't stop!



    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news...rt/3671663002/


    Author Sherrilyn Kenyon, who claims poisoning by husband, jailed after lashing out in court

    Kenyon was accused of calling one of her husband's attorneys a "f---ing liar" as she abruptly left the courtroom during the hearing on April 23. After returning to the courtroom minutes later, she accused one of her husband's family members of being a pedophile.

    That remark landed her in custody.

    Kenyon, author of the Dark Hunter series and other science fiction and paranormal romance novels, is suing her husband, Lawrence Kenyon and his assistant. She claims they poisoned her over a three-year period in hopes of cashing in on her life insurance and estate.

    The case, which was consolidated with the Kenyons' ongoing divorce for discovery purposes, was first filed in January.

    According to a direct contempt order filed by Judge Michael Binkley on May 1, the parties were in talks about whether to place Kenyon's medical history under seal when she, "abruptly and suddenly jumped up in a distracting fashion and, while she was clearly angry, stormed out of the courtroom."

    Binkley took a recess and asked Kenyon's attorneys to speak to her about how that wouldn't be tolerated, the order says.

    Lawrence Kenyon's attorney, Connie Chadwick, then told Binkley the plaintiff called her a "f---ing liar" as she walked out of the courtroom, which was heard by others.

    Once Kenyon returned to the courtroom, Binkley said he could hold her in contempt of court and put her in jail.

    "I'm not going to do that, but I want you to be perfectly clear that I will not tolerate that type of behavior in this courtroom ever again," he said.

    Then, he told Kenyon to apologize to Chadwick.

    "Would you like me to apologize to the pedophile family while I'm at it, who molested my children?" Kenyon responded.

    "I'm sorry, that I'm very emotional to be around them," she continued. "It is very hard to sit here while lies are being spoken about me and to be in a room with these people. And forgive me for being emotional and to know that I'm having lies told about me when I can't defend myself, and I apologize to that too."


    Binkley wrote in his order that he "simply could not overlook" Kenyon's conduct, and held her in direct contempt.

    "The statement you just made is deplorable. It does not show any rational basis whatsoever," he said, according to court transcripts included in the case file.

    Binkley ordered Kenyon to serve 10 days in the Williamson County Jail, and set her appeal bond at $2,500.

    Kenyon bonded out the same day, but if she doesn't appeal the contempt order to the Tennessee Court of Appeals by the end of this month, she will have to serve the 10 days in jail, according to Connie Reguli, who filed the initial lawsuit on Kenyon's behalf.

    Reguli and Larry Crain, Kenyon's former attorneys, are no longer representing her in the case. Her new attorney is Michele McGill.

    Kenyon declined to comment for this story.


    Kenyon's lawsuit claims her husband and his assistant, Kerrie Plump, tried to poison her food and beverages over a three-year period.

    In late 2014, Kenyon began experiencing mysterious symptoms with no clear explanation, according to the lawsuit.

    After her husband filed for divorce, Kenyon had her blood, nails and hair tested for toxins. The tests found her body contained high levels of lithium, tin, barium, platinum and thorium, the lawsuit said.

    Kenyon also alleges her husband and Plump worked together to sabotage her career by disparaging her to fans and industry professionals. Their actions, she claimed, led to the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars and several canceled contracts with her publisher.

    Kenyon is suing for several causes of action, including assault by poisoning, concerted action aiding and abetting, intentional interference with business relationships and invasion of privacy.


    When the judge throws you in jail and your lawyers quit on you, your case might not be going super great . . .









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  • cajun
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    Can someone briefly explain the Kenyon/Clare beef? I know who Clare is, but I've never heard of Kenyon.

    Nevermind, Google told me.
    Last edited by cajun; 01-18-2019, 01:59 PM.

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  • isadora
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    Ugh, the Scribd link is dead. Sad!

    But now I think SK is maybe just super intensely paranoid? I know lots of women with migraines, headaches, etc., that have magically gone away when they got rid of their shitty relationship! LOL.

    That said, Cassie Clare is a RENOWNED PLAGIARIST FROM WAY BACK. So I'm glad she settled and gave SK a kickback. She likely deserved it.

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  • ophy
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    WaPo weighs in:


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.bdbd6ee6bccb


    Sherrilyn Kenyon, the best-selling author of the Dark-Hunter series, began writing as a child to survive her own bleak circumstances — poverty and neglect, punctuated by the shouts of her parents. “I’m gonna skin you alive the minute you fall asleep!” she once heard her mother bellow at her father.


    “These astonishing and unsubstantiated allegations may stand as her best fantasy creation yet,” said Lawrence Kenyon, whose career as a lawyer has included a stint with a local office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He said the prolific author, who has written under numerous pseudonyms, concocted the story to outmaneuver him in ongoing divorce proceedings.

    In her lawsuit, the novelist says it was only after her husband had filed for divorce last year that she had her blood, nails and hair examined for toxins. It became clear to her, according to the complaint, that the longer her husband “was away from home,” the more her health improved.

    The test allegedly uncovered high levels of lithium, tin, barium, platinum and thorium. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. But Kelly Johnson-Arbor, a medical toxicologist at the National Capital Poison Center, told The Washington Post that the possibility of external contamination raises questions about the effectiveness of hair testing, and that many of the metals apparently discovered “are not commonly associated with significant toxicity in humans.”






    Cassie Clare responds to WaPo's mention of the lawsuit: http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/pos...o-revisit-this


    In the end, in these situations, you settle a lawsuit because being sued is hellish. Yes, it is expensive, but it is also grinding and miserable. Every day you are exposed to new shocks and new unpleasantness. There were many times I considered committing suicide because I was so deeply sunk into despair at the idea that someone I did not know and had never met was determined to destroy my life, and to somehow destroy or take from me all the work I had done for ten years — everything that mattered to me, everything I had worked on so hard. I never understood why. I still don’t. For years I barely slept, couldn’t write Chain of Gold, spent nights shaking and vomiting and crying. had thought trial might give me some answers to what what happening, but I also knew it meant the case could drag on for yet more years.

    Together with my publisher, we settled with Kenyon, but only the trademark part of the suit. That was all that was left. The copyright part of the suit was indeed dropped in May, 2016. Had it not been I would never, ever have settled. Which is something I would have told you, Washington Post, had you needed clarification.


    SO MUCH DRAMA IN PUBLISHING OMB.




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  • dada_teacher
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    Yeah, the flower thing sounds totally crazy.

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  • ophy
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    The official legal thingy filed by Plaintiff Kenyon:


    https://www.scribd.com/document/3974...ugh#from_embed




    I'm reading this like:









    But it's crazy long and crazy detailed and maybe just plain crazy which perhaps I shouldn't say? I'm 50 pages into a 90 page doc and I am seriously not sure I can read the whole thing.


    So far, my fave bit is where her husband tried to sabotage her writing career by: "hiding her laptop, shrinking her clothes so they wouldn't fit properly, and placing a large flower arrangement near her computer where cats would upset it onto her work."


    A fool proof plan!










    Her husband is basically this guy (according to her):









    Me:









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  • isadora
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    Three things:
    1. Kerrie
    2. Ann
    3. Plump

    I can't.

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  • IssieCol
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    I don't know what outcome I'm hoping for more: that she's cray enough to believe that this is happening and so confident that she'd share all the deets with her readers OR that her husband has actually tried to POISON her OMG. Either way, though, he's totally banging that assistant, right?

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  • ophy
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    Welp, she's filed a lawsuit against him (and his two! co-conspirators) so I guess it's up to a judge to decide now.



    https://www.tennessean.com/story/new...medium=twitter



    Involving your mistress in your plan to murder/defraud your wife is one thing, but did he hafta drag the poor IT guy into it with them? I mean . . .



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  • vanessa
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    My first instinct was to think “no way”. It’s fascinating either way.

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