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Legendary Horror Writer

Sued by Ex-Boyfriend --

YOU GAVE ME HIV!!!

6/6/2012 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Legendary horror maven Clive Barker -- who's responsible for the "Candyman" and "Hellraiser" franchises -- gave his ex-boyfriend HIV ... and then kicked him out on the street ... this according to claims in a new lawsuit.

Emilian David Armstrong says in the suit ... he met Barker in early 1996, and they quickly moved in together.   Armstrong had a daughter from a previous heterosexual relationship.  She also moved in.

Armstrong says in November, 1996, he was diagnosed with HIV.  The suit claims Barker had tested positive and had urged Armstrong to get tested.  Armstrong is convinced -- Barker gave him HIV.

Armstrong says Barker confessed he had previously engaged in a sexual relationship with his own cousin, who had AIDS -- and also engaged in sadomasochism in prior relationships that involved syringes.

As for why Armstrong waited 16 years to file a lawsuit -- Armstrong says he and Barker tried to work out their relationship and battle the virus together ... but things started to go south in 2003.

According to the lawsuit, that's when Barker became addicted to prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, Percocet, Demerol, and Oxycodone. Armstrong claims Barker would mix these drugs with alcohol, cocaine, and/or crystal meth and use them for recreation.

But Armstrong says he still didn't give up on the relationship -- and tried to help Barker through his drug problems ... but they only got worse.  Armstrong says Barker started throwing drug-fueled parties with young men ranging in age from 19 to early 20's. 

The suit claims in 2009, Barker kicked Armstrong out of his house -- along with Armstrong's daughter -- and left them destitute.

Armstrong claims he was a partner in Barker's business ventures and is entitled to a cut of the profits.  He also says he was promised support for life.

We contacted Barker -- so far, no word back.

139 COMMENTS

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really?    

that's what you all get for being gay!!!

781 days ago
2.

Cricket    

What a mess. I support people's right to live how they choose, but as gay men, you know there is a much higher risk of this horrible disease. Sounds like he enjoyed the tune, but hates toy the piper. I'm sorry they are ill, but whenever you have sex, gay or straight, you're sleeping with everyone your partner has. You have to play smart.

781 days ago
3.

SkaiLimit    

Whoa!!!!

781 days ago
4.

iimE    

That's HORRORible!!!

781 days ago
5.

TheBIgBlackNewsBlog    

Most gay men are promiscuous, he'll have a hard time proving who infected him.

781 days ago
6.

big al    

EEEKKKK!!!!!! Somebody is bitter. Sounds like this guy also participated in the "drug fueled parties". Why else would someone stay around that environment if they we not actively involved. & with your daughter living there no less. Unfortunate situation for everyone involved. The only question that I have is whether or not Mr. Barker knew he was hiv positive when he started the sexual relationship. If so he needs to pay up big time.

781 days ago
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mddiva35    

Sounds like Clive Barker liked to be Mr. Pinhead, now he's Mr AIDS. Should have know someone who does a Horror S&M movie can lead a fu*k'd life. But this dude living in this man's house with his girl and child. Man people in Hollywood sell their soul to the devil just to be rich.

781 days ago
8.

Sunset    

Sounds like a relationship that was doomed from the start. He knew what it was all about, persued it, and it didn't work out. Now he's all buttsore (pun intended) and ready to get paid. Wouldn't doubt it if he took some of those prescription drugs with his former lover. Junkie love has a way of prolonging...

781 days ago
9.

Joao    

Barker started throwing drug-fueled parties with young men ranging in age from 19 to early 20's.--- AND WHERE WERE YOU? Right in the mix, INFECTING!!!. This is the more typical side of the gay experience that's kept under wraps.

781 days ago
10.

Mr. Bate    

Such a heartwarming story.

781 days ago
11.

Ethic    

Nooooooooo!!! Not AIDS

781 days ago
12.

BC    

real nice guy!

781 days ago
13.

KnuckleDragger    

You know the difference between Emilian Armstrong and a refrigerator?


When you pull the meat out of a refrigerator it doesn't fart.

781 days ago
14.

en Todo Momento!!    

what? is he supposed to have kept him?? what kinda fairytale world some people live in, lol.

781 days ago
15.

Amy    

They say "write what you know". Judging by this article, why didn't Barker ever write anything involving a trailer park, sheep and incest?

781 days ago
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