Author Dan Brown’s ex-wife has accused him in a brand new lawsuit of secretly siphoning off huge sums of cash to conduct “sordid, extra-marital affairs” — together with a dalliance with a horse coach, in line with media reviews.
Blythe Brown made the salacious allegations in opposition to her ex-husband Dan Brown — whose 2003 novel “The Da Vinci Code” offered 80 million copies — in a bombshell lawsuit filed Monday in New Hampshire, The Boston Globe reported.
The pair divorced final December after greater than 21 years of marriage, in line with the newspaper.
Blythe alleges within the go well with that her 56-year-old ex engaged in “unlawful and egregious conduct” that amounted to a “proverbial life of lies” through the remaining years of their union — together with lavishing extravagant presents on a Dutch horse coach, the Globe reported.
She introduced the coach, recognized by the initials JP, from Holland to the U.S. in 2013 to work with a Friesian horse the couple owned, in line with the go well with filed in Rockingham Superior Court.
After the pair’s divorce was finalized, Blythe alleges she realized that her then-husband had begun an affair with JP in 2014, the newspaper reported.
The coach was recuperating from a shoulder harm within the couple’s New Hampshire on the dwelling.
Blythe alleges that the bestselling author had diverted giant sums of cash from their accounts to purchase the coach a $345,000 prize-winning Friesian named “LimiTed Edition,” the report says.
He additionally allegedly purchased his mistress a brand new automobile, a truck and paid for renovations to her Holland dwelling, considerably lowering the marital property, Blythe Brown argued within the go well with.
After she realized of the alleged affair, she confronted her ex-husband in January 2020, in line with the Globe.
“I’ve done bad things with a lot of people,” he allegedly advised her, admitting he’d additionally had a tryst with a neighborhood hairdresser, the go well with alleges.
She claims she later found that these weren’t his solely conquests.
He’d allegedly bedded his private coach and a “political official” on the couple’s trip dwelling in Anguilla, the paper reported.
In the go well with, Blythe says she performed a crucial half in her husband’s success as his lead researcher. She mentioned she “developed the premise of the critical concepts, historical emphases and complex plot twists” for all his novels — together with “The Da Vinci Code” which was tailored right into a film of the identical title starring Tom Hanks.
The movie was a box-office hit, grossing greater than $760 million worldwide.
Dan Brown has often touted his ex-wife’s substantial position in crafting his books, the paper reported.
After he advised her he was sad and wished to separate, Blythe moved out of their New Hampshire dwelling in 2018 and agreed to a quiet divorce.
In an announcement to the Globe, she mentioned it was solely after they cut up that she realized he had allegedly been “leading a double life for years.”
She’s suing Dan for allegedly misrepresenting the couple’s belongings within the divorce and for inflicting emotional misery.
Dan insisted to the paper that he precisely reported the couple’s belongings within the divorce and was “stunned” by his ex-wife’s “false claims.”
“I am saddened that there is not enough goodwill from 21 years of marriage to temper her unfortunate actions,” he mentioned in an announcement.