I was very surprised to see George there. Isn’t everyone a little taken back when an uninvited guest shows up? But, I have always gotten along with George, so even though I felt it odd for him to be there I welcomed him with a hug and warm greetings. That wasn’t enough for George because he had an agenda. He claimed he came to donate thousands of dollars. As Aviva said in her interview with a smirk, she could have just mailed the checks. She knew what her father would do. Not only did he start yelling and demanding apologies but he was taking attention away from the cause! This lunch was about women supporting women, helping those in need. George made it about himself and Aviva. He made it a huge scene. I wanted to just walk away because this wasn’t what the afternoon was about. Then he grabbed my arm with a hard pinch to keep my attention. He hurt me and he was trying to force me into a situation I didn’t want to be in.
I thanked George for the donations and showed him the bowl to place them in but he wouldn’t. He wanted apologies for Aviva. This was not the time or place. He used those checks as an excuse to show up which is pretty revolting. Of course, in the end the donations were not rejected and I accepted them. They donated $500. The same I donated to Aviva’s cause.
I did not have two burly bodyguards carry a weak eighty year old man out of an event. Does George strike anyone as someone who can’t fend for himself? I asked him to leave over and over and over again. When he didn’t, I asked the hired servers if they would not mind escorting him out. I would do it again. His behavior was completely out of line. Plus, it was a ladies lunch!