An investor who claims she had an affair with Bernard Madoff says the disgraced financier was "petrified" that his wife would find out.
The investor, Sheryl Weinstein, theorized Tuesday that a divorce could have prompted financial scrutiny.
Madoff's wrongdoing eventually came to light anyway. He's now serving 150 years in prison for defrauding investors of billions of dollars.
Weinstein wrote a book called "Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie and Me."
She said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that — unlike some other burned investors -- she has no art or jewelry to help make ends meet. Says Weinstein: "What I have to sell is my story."
Attorney Peter Chavkin, who represents Ruth Madoff, has said she did not know about the "alleged affair."
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