As you well know, there are between one and four villains and a seemingly endless number of victims in the Madoff Movie of the Week. The former (Bernie, plus maybe wife Ruth and sons Mark and Andy) needs our scorn; the latter, our sympathy and support. To that end-- today, the Post runs a quote from Fairfield Greenwich Group founder Walter Noel's wife, Monica. It is an obvious attempt to paint the woman (saint) as being (a) delusional (b) a liar (c) both.
FAIRFIELD Greenwich Group founder Walter Noel lost $7.5 billion with alleged Ponzi scheme scammer Bernard Madoff, but his wife oddly disputes that they were ever rich. "You write [that] our five daughters were brought up in the lap of luxury in their Greenwich estate. We don't live in an estate. We live in a normal house that was a cottage on two acres," Monica Noel, 66, defiantly told The Post's Chuck Bennett from her swanky Park Avenue pad. Apparently, Monica forgot about the 2002 spread in Vanity Fair on that Greenwich "cottage" and the 2005 Town and Country feature on the family's opulent tropical retreat on Mustique.
We'd ask, with righteous indignation, "Where do you get off, Page Six" but that'd only serve to get us more riled up. Instead, we'll channel our rage into something more productive, namely offering up pictures of said home in Mustique, which the rag would have you believe is some sort of hedonist's paradise, a palatial spread only the largest Ponzi scheme in history could have built. In reality, it is a veritable dump.