AP Breaking News Oct 20 @ 9:40 a.m. EST – Wife of convicted felon Bernie Madoff seeks apology from all the newly poor people who said mean things about her husband.
Hundreds of people awoke this morning to a bizarre voice message from the wife of convicted Wall Street scammer Bernie Madoff urging them to apologize for saying that Bernie screwed them over and stole billions of dollars. In a transcript of the message provided by ABC News, which said it listened to the recording, Ruth Madoff identified herself and then said, “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you said my husband stole from you. So give it some thought and certainly come to understand why you said what you said. OK, have a good day,” Ruth said.
“I don’t know when she called,” said Madoff victim Hank Goldstein from his new studio apartment far away from Miami Beach. “I cannot afford hearing aids now so did not hear the ring. And hell no I am not apologizing; I can’t even afford the early bird special cause of that momzer.”
Manhattan’s Ester Fraser expressed similar sentiments. “I almost had a heart attack when I heard the message. Me apologize to Bernie Madoff, are you fu@#ing kidding me?”
Ruth could not be reached for comment, but a lawyer who represented Bernie in criminal court said, “Isn’t time for all of us to just get along? I mean, really, what harm can come from a little apology.”