An anonymous reader writes:
Lisa Druck was born the daughter of a rich insurance lawyer. When she was a teenager, her father bought her a $150,000 show horse named Henry the Hawk. Lisa and Henry won a number equestrian jumping prizes together, but when a recession came along, Lisa's rich father was temporarily short on cash and decided to sell Henry.
Because of the recession, the best offer for Henry was $125,000, even though the horse had been purchased and insured for $150,000. Lisa's father decided that the best way to get the extra $25,000 would be to arrange an accident for the horse. So he hired and trained a man to electrocute Henry. The man Lisa's father hired went on to become a serial killer of horses, and years later an informant for the FBI in the ‘horse murders‘ insurance scandal.
Lisa stopped riding horses entirely after Henry was killed. She left home at 18 and went to school in New York City, but dropped out after two years. Lisa dated brat pack novelist Jay McInerney who wrote a Roman à clef called "Story of my Life" about `Alison Poole` "an ostensibly jaded, cocaine-addled, sexually voracious 20-year old", who moved to New York City after her father killed her horse for insurance money. It would be years before anyone tried to figure out who `Alison Poole` was, because the horse murders scandal hadn't broken yet.
Alison Poole appeared in some of Jay McInerney's other novels. She also appeared in novels by Jay's friend, Bret Easton Ellis. She's in the novel "American Psycho", and even makes it into the film adaptation where someone mentions seeing Patrick Bateman and Alison Poole together at the Kentucky Derby.
The real Alison Poole, Lisa Druck married a high power lawyer in 1991, changed her name in 1994, and divorced in 2000. What's she up to these days? You may know her as Rielle Hunter, mistress of Jonathan Edwards the insurance lawyer turned presidential candidate who's been in the news for getting her pregnant while his wife had cancer, and then paying off a top staffer help cover it up.
And now you know, the rest of the story.