Skip to comments.Knock Out: CNBC Confirms Lehman CEO Punched at Gym
Posted on 10/06/2008 2:40:49 PM PDT by misterrob
Network verifies reports Richard Fuld was attacked for financial institution's bankruptcy.
It seems anxiety from the financial crisis is reaching new highs, but the tipping point for one individual came at the Lehman Brothers gym in the midst of the companys collapse.
While former Lehman CEO Richard Fuld was testifying before the House Oversight Committee Oct. 6, CNBC reported he had been punched in the face at the Lehman Brothers gym after it was announced the firm was going bankrupt. CNBC and Vanity Fair contributor Vicki Ward said Fuld was attacked at the gym on a Sunday following the bankruptcy.
Frankly, I sat there and listened and Im with the guy who apparently, the day before Barclays announced they were coming in and Lehman had already filed for bankruptcy, went over to him in the gym and punched him because thats how I feel when I, you know, when I watched that, Ward said on the Oct. 6 Power Lunch. I didnt think he was contrite at all, I thought he was arrogant.
Ward confirmed previous reports about the incident that reportedly occurred Sept. 21 and said the information came from two very senior sources.
From two very senior sources one incredibly senior source that he went to the gym after Lehman was announced as going under. He was on a treadmill with a heart monitor on. Someone was in the corner, pumping iron and he walked over and he knocked him out cold. And frankly after having watched this, Id have done the same too.
Ward determined Fuld deserved the beating based on his testimony before the committee.
I thought he was shameless, Ward said. I thought it was appalling. He blamed everyone. He blamed, as you say, naked short sellers over and over in case we didnt get the point, when in fact hedge funds like Harbinger had money locked up in Lehman and was shorting it to try and make the most of the money that they already had. He blamed everybody but himself.
Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008 and its assets were later snatched up by the British bank Barclays for $1.35 billion, which included Lehmans Midtown Manhattan office tower with a $960 million price tag.
Is it wrong to want to buy a beer for the guy who punched him?
I say, open season on lying, stealing scumbags.
Societal scorn, and yes, danger to their safety is what will slow these scumbags down.
In the past, we have been quick to admire those that get rich by any means, (1980s thought).
Quite right, but since they are all rats, it will never happen.
And then line up a bunch of Congressman.
When the Enron debacle was winding down I ended up standing right behind Jeff Skilling at the soda machine in Prince’s Hamburgers in Houston. At this point we all knew what scum he was. As I stood there patiently waiting for him to refill his soda I thought how easy it would be to avenge all the people that lost their life savings by clocking the guy. Not wanting to go to jail I just gave him a look instead. He’s a very tiny guy by the way and easily clockable.
That IS pretty cool! Maybe there are some ‘real men’ left in this world after all!
Somebody get that guy who punched this Lehman weasel a beer!!
(Free Republic men,of course, are in the ‘real men’ column too)
“former Lehman CEO Richard Fuld was testifying before the House Oversight Committee Oct. 6, CNBC reported he had been punched in the face at the Lehman Brothers gym after it was announced the firm was going bankrupt.”
Takes a lot of balls to go to workout in the company gym of the company you ran into the ground and LEFT.
I saw the protestors gathered outside of Ken Lay’s place.
Remember when the city machine LIKED Ken Lay (he helped secure the slim margin of victory on the stadium initiative)?
Well, Fuld is worth millions upon millions of $$$’s. His retirement “parachute” alone was $22 million. The guy who punched him? If he has any assets he’s about to lose them to his attorney and to Fuld....
Nice in theory. In reality, cold-cocking a guy worth $200+ million isn’t a wise investment of your time....
Real men would have strung him up on a lamp post on Wall Street.
I can’t say that we’ve admired people who “got rich” especially “by any means”.
I don’t swallow Oliver Stoned’s myth about “Greed is good” and the 1980s being the decade of greed. It was in the 1990s that people said “we cannot impeach Bill Clinton, because it would not be good for the market”. This in 1998, and the internet bubble burst ANYWAY.
Wrong..... there are millions of Americans that will gladly donate to his defense fund..... and there isn't a jury in this country that would find him guilty.....
Is he the one who got the $20 bil payout for just being 17 days on the job?
Hell, if I were a jurist I’d ask for a demonstration!