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Legendary Horror Writer

Sued by Ex-Boyfriend --


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

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.


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By the way, Clive didn't GIVE you Aids ...

You took it.

834 days ago


In 2008 a well-to-do woman said, oh, by the way.

Before we meet?

"I have the Herp..."

Did I go - of course not - I left an online affair blank.

Ten years before that -

I'm dating daughter of a Hollywood legend -

Who'd used needles.

Did I venture forth after hearing about this ?

Of course not.

834 days ago


I think he oughta make an honest man out of him by marrying him,

834 days ago


There is this nifty invention called a condom... should have used one.

834 days ago


Wow! I don't think you can make this crap up...crazy.

834 days ago


What you can't ware a condom having anal sex?

834 days ago


It was no good from the first bl wj b.

834 days ago


What the hell happened since I was last here? Clive Barker is gay. Didn't know that. Clive Barker has aids. Didn't know that. He had sex with his cousin. Didn't know that. He gave another lover aids also. Didn't know that. Finally a big crazy mindf ck story that's not all about agenda pushing or paying off tmz to get publicity. This story came(no pun intended)out of nowhere.

834 days ago

Jonas Rimmer    

One in each five homossexuals in the USA is contaminated with AIDS. Gay man cant control their impulses, we need to get homossexualism back as a CID disease ASAP, so we can cure our brothers and save them from harm.

834 days ago


Wow. Love Barker, had no idea, and really don't care that he is gay, but sad if he is an addict. I did wonder why he wound up in a coma for just an infected tooth last year, thought at the time he must have had a poor immune system, but this is just mindblowing.

834 days ago


David was and is a cruel and nasty man who is only out to extort money from Clive...Ugh

834 days ago


Shouldnt be a ***!

834 days ago


still flapping his owes you nothing. Gay hustle someone else.

834 days ago


He's a hot man! I am single and ready to meet Clive. And to the idiot below.... I guess divorce has never made head line news for you straight people. You perfectly chosen straight people. I thank God every day that I am a GAY MAN! Life is good

834 days ago


Clive is HOT! I am single and want to meet this man! For the backwoods hick below, I assume you think straights have not dealt with any and all of these issues.
I Thank God everyday that I am a Gay Man!

834 days ago
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