Sexy CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo could be called as a witness in the bitter divorce of ex-Citigroup executive Todd S. Thomson, six years after he flew alone with the Money Honey on his private jet, leading to rumors of an affair.
Thomson’s wife Melissa has been granted permission by a court in Stamford, Connecticut to depose Bartiromo, 46, after papers filed by Melissa’s lawyers allege that in April of this year, her husband admitted to her, ‘a base, immoral and disreputable act he had committed, and the sight of the Defendant (Thomson) now disgusts and traumatizes the Plaintiff.
It is believed the ‘act’ refers to Bartiromo and Thomson, who was CEO of Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management Division up until 2007, arranged for her to fly with him back from an Asian business function, bankrolled $5 million to sponsor a Sundance special Bartiromo was supposed to host and was ultimately fired that same year for alleged extravagant spending.
Named: CNBC Journalist Maria Bartiromo attends the Clinton Global Initiative in New York last week while Todd Thomson (right) is estranged from his wife Melissa – who still lives in their family home in Connecticut
Named: CNBC Journalist Maria Bartiromo attends the Clinton Global Initiative in New York last week while Todd Thomson (right – pictured in 2004) is estranged from his wife Melissa – who still lives in their family home in Connecticut
Incident: In 2007 Todd Thomson flew Maria Bartiromo on his corporate private jet owned by Citigroup back from a conference in Asia – a decision which was roundly criticized and was a contributing factor in his firing from Citigroup the same year
Seizing Records: Eugenia Choi (left), and friend Kristi Helberg at a New York Magazine launch party in 2012
Melissa Thomson also wants to see any lists of money, gifts or even property that he may have given Choi, who is from Canada and is a graduate of Juilliard.
Indeed, Melissa Thomson wants to see receipts for dinners, hotels, travel and photographs of her estranged husband and Choi together.
In addition, she wants e-mails and itemized phone bills for their pair from 2008 to March of this year.
As part of the divorce proceedings, Melissa wants the multi-million dollar former family home in Rowayton in Connecticut and the couple have agreed to joint custody of their two youngest, Ethan, 16, and Kaela, 13.
However, Melissa wants her husband, who currently lives in Manhattan to stay away from the Connecticut home.