Horror legend Clive Barker is being accused of giving his ex-boyfriend HIV. Emilian David Armstrong has filed a suit claiming that Barker tested positive during their relationship and urged him to get tested. In November 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with HIV.
According to TMZ, the two met in early 1996 and moved in together, along with Armstrong’s daughter from a previous relationship. He claims that Barker said he had engaged in a sexual relationship with his cousin who had AIDS and sadomasochism that had syringes involved.
The suit claims that they tried to work the relationship out, but that Barker was dealing with drug addiction. Armstrong says he tried to help Barker through his issues until he kicked Armstrong and his daughter out of the house. He is also asking for the part of Barker’s company he feels he’s entitled to and says he was promised a lifetime of support. There is no response from Barker’s camp at the time of this writing.