From testimony today during the ongoing Martha Stewart trial. Emily Perret, ImClone CEO Sam Waksal’s one-time assistant, is testifying under direct examination. She says that Martha Stewart called ImClone offices and demanded Sam call her back and tell her what was going on with ImClone stock:
“She seemed very hurried and harsh and direct,” Perret said. However, under cross examination by Robert Morvillo, Stewart’s lawyer, Perret was asked if this tone was different than from other calls she had fielded from Stewart.
“Most of the time it was that way,” Perret said.