Madoff cancels interview with Gasparino of Fox Business
by Chris Roush
Charles Gasparino of Fox Business Network reports that convicted Ponzi scheme Bernie Madoff has canceled an interview with him after Gasparino reported that Harvard Business School said it was not working with Madoff to teach ethics at the school, something that Madoff has told Gasparino.
Gasparino writes, “Madoff also doesn’t like being called an egomaniac. In my FBN story, I quoted Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and Fox News contributor, who made the point that Madoff may be reaching out to various members of the press to brag about his alleged involvement with the Harvard Business School among other things because of a pathological need to feel important, particularly now that he’s been exposed as a fraud who must spend the rest of his life in jail.
“‘As for your comments about my use of the media to somehow feed my ego,” Madoff writes, ‘Of the more than one hundred requests I have received world wide, I have only granted three interviews two for books and one for the London Financial Times, who like you wrongly reported that I was working on an Ethics course.’
“Just to clarify Madoff’s assertions once again, my reporting involved his claim that he’s working on an entrepreneurial course: I merely cited other reporting on the ethics course, which contained no visible corrections other than Harvard’s continued denials.
“Finally, Madoff appears annoyed about some of the comments I made particularly in an interview with Bianna Golodryga of ABC’s Good Morning America that he’s estranged from his wife Ruth, son Andrew and that he shows little remorse over the death of his other son, Mark, who committed suicide last year.”