In her first interview since her husband was sentenced to life in prison for a massive Ponzi scheme, Ruth Madoff revealed to CBS’s "60 Minutes" that the couple attempted suicide after the truth came out about the fraud, TVNewser.com reports.
The piece, in which Morley Safer interviews Madoff, will air Sunday, the story says. In it, Madoff reveals that she and her husband, Bernie Madoff, took pills in a suicide pact in late 2008.
Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felony counts in March 2009.
"I don’t know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was happening,” Ruth Madoff tells Safer in the interview, according to the story. “We had terrible phone calls. Hate mail, just beyond anything, and I said … ‘I just can’t go on anymore.’”