Salman Rushdie, who was attacked Friday after decades of death threats, spent recent years basking in the social limelight as he wooed a string of younger women – despite being blasted by one of his four former wives as a spoilt baby who needed constant praise and ‘frequent sex.’
The acclaimed novelist, 75, stirred controversy in his profession with his novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ that drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s and forced him into hiding.
But once he emerged from hiding years later, he received a wave attention for his turbulent love life.
Rushdie has been married and divorced four times and linked to a slew of other women in the years since.
Author Salman Rushdie was attacked as he was being introduced to the stage for the CHQ 2022 event on Friday in New York state
The short union between Rushdie and Lakshmi (right) ended badly, with both insulting each other in their respective memoirs
The attack happened at an event in Buffalo,…