Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Truth is stranger than fiction. Lydia Cornell has been through a traumatic year, and I sat down with her to get a glimpse of the strange things going on in her life with men, and the incident regarding "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker.
1)Lydia, tell us about "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker.
"I found out I was suing Kelsey Grammer when I read the headlines on TMZ, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Radar Online, The New York Post, and Yahoo in June of 2012: 'Kelsey Grammer Sued by Lydia Cornell After Both Get Duped in Ponzi Scheme,' says Lydia Cornell. When I tried to protest and correct the story, my counsel put a gag order on me. Then I discovered that the co-counsel in our case was a convicted felon posing as a lawyer who became my stalker who was really a hairdresser who had never gone to law school. And this was the person making most of the legal decisions in our case.
My question is: why can't I have a normal stalker like Sheryl Crow has?
On September 13, 2012, I was granted a dismissal with prejudice from the civil case. But just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, my stalker, impersonating an "Attorney General", indicted me in the RICO act and named me as a defendant in my own lawsuit, along with our Judge (Hon. Jan Pluim); his Clerk, Kelsey Grammer, Gene Simmons, Corbin Bleu, James Hillis Ford, and all my fans and friends on Facebook, including acclaimed filmmaker Lonnie Senstock and Security expert Glen Ratcliff. He indicted me as a criminal in my own case against the alleged organized criminals! This was a Three Stooges court moment; one of the funniest moments in court history.
I try to turn every tragedy into comedy, but this is no laughing matter. I am in fear for my life. This man violated my restraining order, posted death threats along with my home address, stole the identity of an authentic war hero, bullied my gay friends - and got the tabloids to go along with it.
Then something so terrifying happened, it could only occur in a David Lynch-Alfred Hitchcock movie. Since this is an ongoing investigation, there are secrets I'm not allowed to disclose yet. But it's as bizarre as a true-life version of "Breaking Bad."
I am no longer suing Kelsey Grammer, never intended to sue him, and hope any damage to his reputation is repaired."
Cornell, a beloved sex symbol best known for the classic series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade raising boys, working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series, and preparing her return to TV and the airwaves, including her show "On the Edge w/ Lydia Cornell." Her show will broadcast on the top-rated iTunes radio network "Beats and Eats". Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol, and Adderall addiction, tragedy, abuse, betrayal, and divorce, and being defrauded by the husband who abandoned the family and forced her into bankruptcy. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.