Man Assaults Girlfriend with Steak Sauce over ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

A British man was charged with assault for his attempt to stop his girlfriend from reading the sexy bestseller.

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While the erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey has been credited with arousing the passions of millions of women around the world, for one British man, it only aroused his wrath.

When Emma McCormick, of Carlisle, UK, read aloud passages from her copy of Fifty Shades to her long-term boyfriend Raymond Hodgson, he wasn’t thrilled about hearing McCormick narrate the book’s racy scenes of bondage and seduction. Hodgson, 31, later told authorities that he thought the book was “pornographic” and “distasteful” and didn’t feel it was appropriate for McCormick to read it. He was so bothered, he drove to McCormick’s home the following day and, armed with a bottle of steak sauce, resumed the argument. The fight escalated until Hodgson pulled out the bottle and squirted it in McCormick’s face. He reportedly said he wanted to show her what ‘saucy’ really meant.

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Ha ha, we see what you did there — but McCormick and the Carlisle authorities were not particularly amused. Hodgson has been charged with common assault; according to prosecutors, he not only attacked his girlfriend with the condiment but also slapped her in the face. Though he denies striking McCormick, Hodgson pleaded guilty to the premeditated saucing.

According to the Carlisle News & Star, the presiding judge stated that “Hodgson’s actions had clearly been intended to demean Miss McCormick.” Hodgson was ordered to pay her $150 in compensation and cover her $130 in legal fees, and given a 6pm curfew for a month and a half.

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30 comments
DarthWhatever
DarthWhatever

She's lucky, he could have puked on her instead.

matildamosh
matildamosh

This is garbage, not literature....certainly NOT erotica! Poor lonely, sad, mis-informed house wives......Judy Blume has written stories more erotic.

 

matildamosh
matildamosh

The part I find most offensive is that ANYONE could call this book literature, much less an "Erotic Trilogy" Nothing about these books deserves either of these descriptions. Garbage and sexual  mis-information is a more appropriate description. I feel so sorry for these under sexed house wives.......

blueseamonkey
blueseamonkey

Brown sauce is not really the same as steak sauce though. Its far better on pies, chips and sausages than on a steak.

Karen Ricard
Karen Ricard

That's funny, he is going to show her saucy

Starshiprarity
Starshiprarity

This is one of those situations that should have ended with him laughing and her denying him sex for a week. No further.

He was right, though. I'd throw condiments at anyone forcing me to experience 50 shades of gray.

jterp1985
jterp1985

haha premediated saucing.  classic.

CChitta
CChitta

Hurray for Raymond Hodgson.  One man who is telling the truth.  He was righteous in his anger, but unfortunately he's paying the price for his actions that ironically  allow us to see that someone is not allowing himself to get brainwashed with that trash.  Hodgson was apparently so alarmed that someone he cares about was getting caught up in the Fifty Shades baseness, falsely parading as mainstream literature, along with millions of other blinded folks.  The author E.L. James has played with one of humanity's sacred parts of their soul to corrupt it for money, and will have much to answer for.

Still_Mr_Canuck
Still_Mr_Canuck

 Prove this soul you speak of first.

CChitta
CChitta

Good point. And to answer your other question, people at work who have read all 3 have read parts of it to me, and they can't stop talking about it once they start. I've heard quite enough, wouldn't waste my time reading them, but have read many reviews.

Ellen Hunt Phd
Ellen Hunt Phd

My (censored) is one of the most sacred parts of my soul. Oh, my. 

Hear that girls? We are sacred in our (censored), when what we really want is to be screwed in our (sacreds). Oh, well! 

Don't touch me there. Don't touch me there. 

Fifty Shades is button-pushing drivel.  

 Ooooh! He's moody! OMG. I just have to try to soothe him and get his (censored) in me.  

- Immature girl much? 

Oooooh! His mommy is awful! OMG. I must rescue him. I am so needed. And he wants to put his (censored) in me.  

- Enable much? 

Oooooh! I'm a bad girl. OMG. I hate him so much. But he needs me. And he wants to put his (censored) in me. OMG. 

- Stupid much? 

Oooooh! He's tied me up. He's locked my lithe limbs so I can't resist! OMG! I'm free of responsibility for ANY of my desires. OMG. Put your (censored) in me!

- Need to lie that you are pure-as-the-driven-snow much? 

Each book rachets up the drivel. In the third book of the trilogy, we find out:

Oooooh! He's a stalker! OMG. He stalked me in order to get my bank account. So he can put tons of money into my bank account when I am broke. And he wants to put things in my (sacred). 

- Irresponsible with money much? 

Oooooh! His mommy is still awful! OMG! I can never be replaced in his heart by mommy! And he wants to put things into my (sacred) and make me walk around in public. 

- Needy to be needed much? (Enable much?) 

Oooooh! He makes $100,000 an hour! OMG! I can, like, totally make use of those resources for breeding. And he wants to do (censored) to me. 

- Prostitute yourself much? 

Rubbish. Pure rubbish. But it keeps the species reproducing. 

Are you going to tell me that men don't have buttons to push? Are you going to tell me that men don't support a drivel industry for their sex? 

A man's (censored) is SACRED!  It's one of the most SACRED parts of his soul. 

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

HonestJohnnis
HonestJohnnis

You just stole 60 seconds from so many people..

ryox82
ryox82

Are you mentally ill CChitta? I think this has more to do with this mans lack of self esteem and ego issues, than the genre of book the woman enjoyed.

CChitta
CChitta

I'm all for the dignity of women as well as the dignity of men.  The book dignifies neither, humiliates both.   My opinion is that  those who are not offended by it are the ones who are mentally ill. 

Ellen Hunt Phd
Ellen Hunt Phd

No dear. It's way simpler than that. Male humans have instincts to control female humans for breeding purposes. Once the female hits 40 or 50, they don't care any more. It's all about monopolizing her uterus for passing on his "selfish genes".  Male humans who terrified female humans who wanted to mate with other male humans who aren't him left more progeny. 

Same thing goes for rapist males. Why do you think the human male hates abortion for rape victims so much?  It's simple biology. There is nothing sacred or righteous about it. It's the male wanting to preserve the right of other rapists like him to keep passing on his genes. Very primitive. 

Pat Dinner
Pat Dinner

I contend that you are generalising about human males rather crassly. How do you like it when I say all people called Ellen are fucking idiots? Fighting prejudice with prejudice is not a great strategy when you want to change attitudes. Also, the desire to control mates for breeding purposes goes both ways; there are plenty of women who proudly proclaim they have their man wrapped around their little finger. It is funny that you think flaunting your Phd online makes people think you are smart. Hint: it doesn't. I am willing to bet that your Phd is in a subject that has zero job market value and you have ended up in debt as a result of your studies.

HonestJohnnis
HonestJohnnis

When did the "human male" start hating abortion for rape victims? That's just silly..

pc1397
pc1397

Wow, someone's got daddy issues. Pretentious and condescending too.

pc1397, Ph.D.

CChitta
CChitta

Ellen Hunt Phd, I agree with some of your points, however not everyone lives 100% on the lower biological level.  Many people honor sexuality as sacred and prefer to practice their sexuality in a dignified manor : in a chaste way and as a private expression of a higher love between two people commited to one another's good.  

Telanis
Telanis

You sexist, stereotyping fuck.

Viola88
Viola88

There is absolutely NO reason for anyone to assault his or her partner.  Anger is one thing, hitting his girlfriend and spraying her in the face with hot sauce is quite another.

CChitta
CChitta

I agree with you Viola88.  I don't agree with his actions but I do agree with his anger.  I meant that it was unfortunate that he is paying for his anger(his own fault), not that he is paying for his actions.  It is right that he is being charged.  Thanks for pointing out that the assault was out of line.

Ellen Hunt Phd
Ellen Hunt Phd

Well. I do think that Mr. Saucy was getting into the spirit, don't you?   Mr. Saucy should have squirted hot-sauce into her (sacred) and then stuck his (censored) into her (sacred) after tying her up, that's all. 

Female humans are idiots. But if they weren't, the species would die out. So, we must accept our idiocy and wave it like a flag.  La de idiot da. My (sacred) wants (censored)!

Viola88
Viola88

Ellen, regardless, there is NO REASON TO ASSAULT ANOTHER PERSON. As far as Fifty Shades of Grey (and I've not read it, although heard a great deal about it, as it has become quite popular), there are more productive ways that this couple and, in particular, this man, could have dealt with his feelings regarding the book. Why didn't he discuss with his long-term girlfriend that he felt the book was pornographic and distasteful and ask her to stop reading passages aloud? There was a chance there for a discussion. Instead, he resorted to violence. You note that he was 'getting into the spirit' of the book: Does that mean that the next time I read 'In Cold Blood' I should murder a family in Kansas?

Assaulting another person for any reason is wrong. Period.