Stevie Wonder Sued For Palimony
Stevie Wonder's ex-girlfriend has filed a $30 million palimony lawsuit against him, claiming that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Angela McAfee alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday (Oct. 4Stevie Wonder's ex-girlfriend has filed a $30 million palimony lawsuit against him, claiming that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Angela McAfee alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday (Oct. 4) in Superior Court that Wonder concealed a contagious venereal disease from her and passed it to her through sexual contact. According to the lawsuit, McAfee discovered that she had contracted genital herpes from Wonder in October 2000.
McAfee claims that Wonder, whose real name is Steveland Morris, sought a relationship with her for more than a decade. He persuaded her to quit working as a wardrobe consultant in August 1996 and move into his estate, the lawsuit said.
The couple verbally agreed five years ago that he would be the sole income earner and she would remain at home, the lawsuit said. They lived together until February when Wonder allegedly breached the agreement.
Wonder's attorney, Laura Wasser, said McAfee's claims have no merit. "The only breach that has been made is one of Stevie's trust in someone he had heretofore called a friend," Wasser said.
The lawsuit states that McAfee helped the 51-year-old blind singer with medical and personal problems, including redesigning his home with Braille inscriptions. It also alleges that Wonder promised to provide lifetime support for her even if their relationship ended.
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