A British woman is divorcing her husband on grounds the erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey failed to get a rise out of his languishing libido.
The high-powered banker, who earns more than $600,000 a year, charged that her attempt to jump start their love life with author E.L. James’s raunchy novel backfired when her “boring” husband accused her of “unreasonable behavior.”
The 41-year-old woman’s attorney said it was the first time someone has cited the book — dubbed “mommy po**” for its explicit themes of bondage and S&M in a divorce peti*ion.
“She thought their se* life had hit a rut — he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance,”
divorce lawyer Amanda McAlister told the Daily Mail, who did not name her client or the soon-to-be ex-husband.
McAlister said the wife bought se*y underwear to entice her husband into making love, but he never even complimented her on her appearance.
“The woman had been reading the book and wanted to spice up her love life,” McAlister said. “She thought their se* life had hit a rut.”
When the wife pressed her husband to try out some of the action from the book, “he went ballistic” and blamed her for their marital meltdown, McAlister said.
“It’s all because you have been reading that bloo** book,”
the husband told his wife, according to McAlister.