Oct 9, 2023

SkyBridge Capital founder and managing partner Anthony Scaramucci says he will not be testifying in FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's trial, after his name was among a reported list of potential witnesses that could take the stand.

Video transcript

I have not been asked to testify and I appreciate you asking me that question because it allows me to clear it up because there's been suggestions that, uh I'm gonna be on the stand during this case. And I've frankly been told specifically that I will not be. Do you want them? No, I don't, I don't want to. No, I would, you, would you want to? I mean, you know, I, I say Center Street is a nice place. I, you know, sometimes it's, it's better to be a witness than, than to be on the wrong side of that. Certainly better to be with. But listen, I, I wasn't close enough to the blast zone frankly. So I don't think there's any relevancy. I mean, I can take you through a tiktok of what happened on November 8th, which I've already stated publicly. It's already out there in the public, but I wasn't close enough to the blast zone. I think what's the most interesting thing about the case? And if I were Sam's defense attorneys, you have to come up with an explanation why four of his senior executives have already pled guilty to the case. And so, you know, there's an expression that you learn in trial advocacy. If the, if the windows open and you hear clip clop outside, it's a horse guys, it's not a zebra. So, you know, you have to explain to me while four of your cohorts, which were in your inner circle, I have already explained to the US government and the Department of Justice what you guys perpetrated. And so then please explain to us why you think you're the only one of the cohorts that should be considered innocent. I think that's something that hopefully they'll get to and hopefully the jury will be awake for that one because I'm, I'm interested in that one myself.

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