Livent trial hears of clock being pelted at former CFO
Eddie Greenspan’s continuing cross-examination of Maria Messina at the Livent trial took an odd turn shortly after noon yesterday when, in his continuing effort to erode, corrode and generally subvert Ms. Messina’s credibility, he mocked her testimony that former Livent finance VP Gord Eckstein once threw a clock at her during a meeting: “Do you recall how close it came [to hitting you?]… You must have thought he was stark raving mad…Sybil had run amok.”
The reference to Sybil came from Messina’s earlier testimony that Eckstein had multiple personalities—that his mood could change in an instant from affable to enraged.
At the break, Crown Bob Hubbard wondered aloud to a gathering of reporters whether in the afternoon session Eddie might introduce the three faces of Eve. Offered one wag: “Eve run amok just doesn’t have the same ring as Sybil run amok.”
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