Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife arrested for using vagina as holster, pulling gun on boyfriend

Taylor Bigler
January 8, 2014

The ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men” novelist Cormac McCarthy was arrested over the weekend for pulling a handgun from her vagina and aiming it at her current boyfriend’s head.

The Smoking Gun obtained the statement of probable cause from Santa Fe County Police that says Jennifer McCarthy, 48, was arguing with her unnamed boyfriend about “space aliens” when she became angry and left her home.

When she came back, McCarthy went into the bedroom and came out wearing nothing but lingerie and a Smith & Wesson handgun in her vagina. In a scene that sounds like it came out of her ex-husband’s latest movie “The Counselor,” she began to have “inner course” with the handgun in front of her boyfriend.

(In the movie, Cameron Diaz’s character has sex with a car.)

McCarthy’s boyfriend said that when she was — er — finished, she pulled out the handgun and pointed at his head, saying, “Who’s crazy, you or me?” The boyfriend said he immediately grabbed the gun and threw it into the toilet, then later put it outside in a trashcan where she wouldn’t be able to find it.

McCarthy was arrested for aggravated assault and released Sunday after posting a $5,000 bond.

Her 80-year-old ex-husband is notoriously private and rarely does interviews. He most recently wrote the screenplay for Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.” He won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2006 novel “The Road” and in 2007, his novel “No Country for Old Men” was adapted into an Academy Award-winning Coen brothers movie.