A prison pal of Bernie Madoff's was recently interviewed re: the Ponz Master. At one point, the inmate casually mentions that Berns hid about $9 billion to three "personal friends" before he turned himself in, but the unnamed source who must be credible spends the majority of the time drilling down to what's going on up top, in that big ole dome piece of Madoff's. Apparently, there are some things that upset him. The fact that his sons, Andy and Mark "You're not our real father" Madoff haven't spoken to him in almost two years isn't one of them. I mean, sure, he wishes they did but it doesn't plague him. He figures they'll get over being mad at daddy soon enough. What does upset him are two slightly more serious issues.
The first are the "revelations" made in Sheryl Weinstein's tell-all vis-a-vis having an affair with Bernie and how his penis was "no bigger than a thimble." Apparently when the book came out it was quite upsetting to Ruth and Berns was seriously worried he'd leave her (the inmate doesn't get into specifics but one theory around the ranch is that it wasn't so much that her husband had an affair but the "revelation" about the size of his dick. Remember, Bernie and Ruth started dating when she was a high school freshman. His very well could have been the only piece she ever saw, which, if we know our Berns-- and I think we do!-- he probably convinced her was regulation size. So that's something he's been working through with the prison therapist.
The other thing that's been plaguing Madoff is that perception that he might be a puss.
"Jonathan Pollard and him watch TV together. They watch CNN," the inmate said. "Bernie likes watching to see if there's anything about him on it."
But Madoff "gets upset" if he disagrees with how he is portrayed on television and was particularly disturbed by the reports that he had been assaulted, the inmate said.
I mean, honestly. For the millionth time-- he was not assaulted, he got dizzy and passed out! Do you see the distinction? Fucking media.