Fox Business News reports that former Lehman CEO Dick Fuld had a tough time of it when he was interviewed by the examiners responsible for the recently released 2,200 page report on the demise of the firm.
According to the news channel's sources, Fuld appeared 'hyper' and 'highly agitated' during questioning, and at times he is said to have 'broke down'.
Fuld didn't, however, appear to be bothered by thoughts of any lawsuits that might come his way as a result of the examiner's report, but he was said to be concerned about his legacy, seeming to relate his own self-worth to the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers. Fuld is said to have appeared 'saddened' by how his reputation had fallen along with his firm.
Fuld had previously felt that he would ultimately be vindicated when all the facts about Lehman's demise were out, telling Clare Baldwin, who wrote for Reuters: 'I do believe at the end of the day that the good guys do win. I do believe that'.
When asked how he was holding up (and this was a good 6 months ago), Fuld said: You know Freud in his lifetime was challenged, but you know what he always said, 'You know what, my mother loves me'. And you know what, my family loves me and I've got a few close friends who understand what happened and that's all I need'.