Their marriage didn’t last — but she says her surprise herpes infection certainly will.
A Manhattan woman is suing her estranged husband for a whopping $4 million, claiming he “fraudulently and maliciously” concealed his herpes history and didn’t come clean about carrying the virus until four years into their 2010 marriage.
Plaintiff Adrienne Vanterpool said she was shocked by the disclosure and tested positive two months later.
She now wants her soon-to-be-ex hubby Lionel Canton to cough up $1 million in alleged damages and another $3 million as punishment.
Vanterpool, 62, claims her husband, 63, admitted he first learned of his herpes status around 2005.
“The defendant’s actions as aforesaid were motivated by evil, reckless disregard, callous indifference and disregard of the plaintiff’s health and safety,” the complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court states.
Vanterpool filed for divorce in May 2016.
Canton’s divorce lawyer Glenn Dornfeld said their split was still pending Friday.
“I have no information about any other action,” Dornfeld said when asked about the new lawsuit.
Attempts to reach Vanterpool and Canton directly were not immediately successful.