According to police, McCarthy and her boyfriend were arguing about space aliens last Saturday morning when the boyfriend reportedly had enough of the conversation and wanted her to leave him alone.
Investigators say McCarthy left the residence but returned a short time later. She then went into a bedroom and emerged wearing lingerie and a hand gun that had been stuffed into her vagina.
She then allegedly removed the gun from her vagina and masturbated with it before pointing it at her boyfriend’s head stating “Who is crazy, you or me?”
The boyfriend, according to the arrest affidavit, grabbed the gun away and threw it in the toilet. When Jennifer tried to retrieve the gun from the toilet, the boyfriend grabbed the gun again and threw it into an outside trash can.
McCarthy then reportedly called 911, telling the dispatcher that she had been assaulted. When officers arrived on the scene, McCarthy told him that she was not in fear of her life and that her boyfriend simply pushed her away because he didn’t want to be touched.
Officers found the gun in an outside trash can where the boyfriend stated it would be before taking McCarthy into custody.
She was booked into jail and charged with suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was released after posting $5,000 bail.
She later released a statement explaining her version of events.
“My call to 911 obviously de-escalated the situation and at that point I thought the matter was resolved and did not require further law enforcement attention.
Consequently, I tried to protect Mr. Paleologo (the boyfriend) and minimized the attack to the officer. At no time did I point a gun at Mr. Paleologo. At no time did I place a gun or any weapon anywhere in my body.
Unfortunately, Mark’s preposterous version of events was repeated in the complaint and resulted in my arrest.”
As a side note, McCarthy was married to famed writer Cormac McCarthy before she divorced him in 2006.