Terry McMillan Reminds You That Her Ex-Husband Is the One Harming Her ReputationLate last month novelist Terry McMillan, best known for bringing Stella her groove back and perhaps second best known for elegantly calling her now-ex-husband a “little fag” after he told her he was gay, filed a $40 million suit against the ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer, alleging a conspiracy to destroy her reputation. (Presumably by mentioning things like that she called him a “little fag” and also “a common fucking criminal, a common extortionist.”) Meantime, McMillan hasn’t exactly salvaged her rep by publishing an essay, “100 Questions I Meant to Ask Him,” in the anthology The Honeymoon’s Over, which includes questions like “Have you been surprised by the promiscuous behavior of a lot of gay men? Are you going to be like this or are you already?” New York rang up McMillan the other day to see how the novelist is continuing to protect her reputation. It’s tough for her: “If you criticize them, you’re automatically a homophobe,” she said. “I’m starting to think they’re heterophobes.” Lots more after the jump.
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How Stella Got Her Offensive Stream of Vitriol BackSince leading homophobe Isaiah Washington is stuck in a rehab facility for the time being, best-selling author Terry McMillan has gamely stepped up to the gay-bashing plate. As Galleycat reports, McMillan’s contribution to the new anthology The Honeymoon’s Over: True Stories of Love, Marriage, and Divorce is a list of 100 questions for the ex-husband who left her after he realized he was gay. (Readers will recall the man in question was also the model for the hot young lover in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, which may put a slight damper on those royalty checks.) What did she want to know?