Rielle Hunter, the femme fatale whose love child with former U.S. Senator John Edwards cost him a shot at the presidency in 2008, is the target of a lawsuit in her new hometown of Wellington.
Hunter, 53, is accused of ignoring a mounting veterinarian tab for the care of their daughter’s famous pony, Howie.
Howie was a character in the children’s book that Hunter and daughter Frances wrote last year. But an equine care clinic that also caters to show jumping and polo horses owned by the celebrity families of A-listers like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, rocker Bruce Springsteen and actor Tommy Lee Jones wants Hunter to pony up $2,590.99.
But Hunter’s tardiness paying her bills to the Palm Beach Equine Clinic started about the time the former actress and Edwards officially broke up, and within months of Hunter and daughter Frances moving into a $518,000-house that Edwards bought for them in the fancy gated community of Palm Beach Polo & Country Club.