BUSINESS
11/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lehman's Richard Fuld Punched In Gym: CNBC's Vicky Ward Confirms Story

It seems anxiety from the financial crisis is reaching new highs, but the tipping point for one individual came at the Lehman Brothers gym in the midst of the company's collapse.

While former Lehman CEO Richard Fuld was testifying before the House Oversight Committee Oct. 6, CNBC reported he had been punched in the face at the Lehman Brothers gym after it was announced the firm was going bankrupt. CNBC and Vanity Fair contributor Vicky Ward said Fuld was attacked at the gym on a Sunday following the bankruptcy.

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Check out some of Fuld's testimony, including this memorable moment in which he references being jilted by the US government: