Jewish World Review Feb. 11, 2002 / 29 Shevat, 5762
"Cribs," which offers viewers an exclusive look at the opulent and often ostentatious homes of rock stars, rappers, and other celebrities, had never turned its cameras on the home of an embattled energy executive before, insiders say.
What the cameras captured, however, were hardly the impoverished surroundings that Mrs. Lay had described to NBC's Myers, starting with a gurgling indoor grotto populated by Mrs. Lay's buff, beefy entourage.
"This is where I go to chill with my posse," Mrs. Lay said, indicating a dozen male hangers-on wearing abundant gold jewelry.
The tour of the Lays' crib continued, as Mrs. Lay showed viewers her collection of vintage cars, a stable of Arabian race horses, and a sybaritic black-lit bedroom with a circular bed, leopard-fur coverlet and mirrored ceiling.
"And this is my 'boom-boom room,'" Mrs. Lay said, before inviting her "Cribs" host to view a DVD of her favorite movie, Al Pacino's "Scarface."
In a statement released to the press, Kenneth Lay attempted to control the public relations nightmare set off by his wife's appearance on the show.
"The woman seen 'living large' on 'Cribs' was not actually my wife, but rather an evil
Linda Lay robot sent by my enemies to destroy me," the statement said, in what is
believed to be Mr. Lay's lamest lie to
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