Dick “It Wasn’t My Fault” Fuld, the CEO of bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers, (seen here being heckled after testifying on Capitol Hill) was apparently punched in the face while working out in Lehman gym on the Sunday following the bankruptcy, according to CNBC’s Vicki Ward.
Fuld testified before the House Oversight Committee yesterday, blaming everyone but himself for Lehman’s collapse, an attitude that prompted Ward to confirm reports that he’d been punched in the face and to side with the attacker:
“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, I’d have done the same too.”
Knock Out: CNBC Confirms Lehman CEO Punched at Gym [Business And Media]
Lehman CEO Fuld Blames Everyone But Not Himself [Gothamist]
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