Last summer, the story goes, John Thain interrupted a meeting with his chief financial officer in order to hurl a chair against the wall, shattering a nearby glass panel.
But Thain says that story is “100% made-up.”
Here’s how Reuters tells the tale “That was 100 per cent made up,”:
John Thain, former Merrill Lynch & Co Inc chief executive, wants the world to know that he has never thrown a chair.
“That was 100 per cent made up,” he said at the Reuters Global Finance Summit, referring to a New York Times report that he threw a chair against the wall in anger last year. The newspaper said the chair shattered a nearby glass panel.
“Do I seem like a guy who throws chairs?” asked Thain. “That conference room doesn’t even have a glass wall,” he added.
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