Her husband killed himself after losing millions to Bernie Madoff — but now his wife is blaming the shrink.
The widow of hedge fund executive Charles Murphy, 56, whose fund at Fairfield Greenwich lost $50 million in the epic Ponzi scheme revealed in December 2008, filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday against NYU Langone Professor Aaron Metrikin.
In court papers, Annabella Murphy accuses the psychiatrist of failing to prevent her husband’s suicidal tendencies.
Murphy jumped from the 24th floor of the luxury Sofitel New York Hotel in March 2017.
Metrikin treated the fallen financier for nine months before his suicide leap.
The suit says Murphy had previously threatened to kill himself by jumping from that very hotel.
“Despite knowing that the decedent had attempted suicide in the past and had advised him of suicidal tendencies, [Metrikin] failed to provide proper medication or to hospitalize decedent,” the suit says.