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Queen of Mean ain't mean no mo...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Helmsley, 87, dies of heart of failure
    Dubbed the 'queen of mean,' she served time for tax evasion

    August 20, 2007

    NEW YORK — Leona Helmsley, the hotelier who went to prison as a tax cheat and was reviled as the “queen of mean,” died today at age 87.

    Helmsley died of heart failure at her summer home in Greenwich, Conn., said her publicist, Howard Rubenstein.

    Already experienced in real estate before her marriage, Helmsley helped her husband run a $5-billion empire that included managing the Empire State Building.

    She became a household name in 1989 when she was tried for tax evasion.

    The sensational trial included testimony from disgruntled employees who said she terrorized both the menial and the executive help at her homes and hotels.

    That image of Helmsley as the “queen of mean” was sealed when a former housekeeper testified that she heard Helmsley say: “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I would have guessed she was already dead.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    she survived on unicorn blood for a while. After she killed the last one, her time was limited.

    Oh, andat first I thought this thread was about Rosie O'Donnell
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Isn't Lisa Lampanelli the Queen of Mean?
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    What jumped out to me in that story is that she has the same publicist as George Steinbrenner.
  6. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  7. alanTdot

    alanTdot Member

    I saw that
    I saw that too. I wonder if he is the go to guy for new/old New York money ... .
  8. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Yes! I thought this thread was gonna be about her love of the African-American male species.
  9. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

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