Today is the 5th year anniversary of Bernie Madoff’s arrest. And they said it wouldn’t last!
CNBC called me a few days ago and asked me if I would go on camera and talk about how I am coping as a Madoff victim. The producer said she had just spoken to someone who said “they had moved on.” Some people she said “are relunctant to talk about something so painful.”
Me: “That’s cool, I’ll talk, I’ve been coughing up my soul for years.” (cut to montage of my solo shows, stand up, vlogging, after too many drinks at a party) I was the lead plantiff in a class action suit against Stanley “died before convicted” Chais so I have not been a shrinking violet when it comes to my absconded retirement fund. I’ve always been ENRAGED.
As is often the case with these things I don’t love the way it was edited. First off, none of my funny lines made it in. Like when it came up about Madoff talking from prison and I said, “I don’t want to hear a thing from that guy. Unless, it’s hey, Daphne, there is a box of money I kept hidden and here is it’s location.”They didn’t get me choking up, tears in my eyes.
Can I direct this thing?
Also, the other woman who they interviewed talks about getting the money she originally invested. She must have been a direct investor. We weren’t so we didn’t get anywhere near it. But, whatever. Here is another few minutes in the reality show called my life! CLICK HERE There is an EP of Madoff
suckers victims here. But, scroll down past his ugly mug to the vid with us. I’m glad they got the part about OTHER people, with their own ugly mugs, who have not had to pay the piper. Yet.
The producer said I was good on camera. I suggested I host a show for CNBC called, “How not to invest.” She laughed.