February 26, 2024

Caroline Ellison Reveals Feelings About Ex Sam Bankman-Fried

  • Caroline Ellison is said to have written Google Doc entries about feeling out of her depth in Alameda.
  • The documents revealed her difficult feelings about working with ex-Sam Bankman-Fried, the New York Times reported.
  • The trading firm “felt too close to you in a way that was painful,” she wrote of SBF.

Caroline Ellison, who once led Alameda Research as its co-CEO, grappled with difficult emotions working with ex-boyfriend Sam Bankman-Fried’s trading firm, she told The New York Times in a new collection of her own writing. reported.

Her writing appeared in Google Docs related to the lawsuit involving some of the key figures in the FTX saga. Ellison wrote to Bankman-Fried in one of the notes that Alameda “felt too attached to you in a way that was painful,” the New York Times reported. It is unclear whether Ellison sent the letters to him.

She wrote about feeling out of her depth in her work environment, and about her relationship with the founder of FTX known as SBF coloring the experience, the Times reported, citing her entries from 2022.

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried, who appeared in Manhattan federal court late last year, faces trial in October.

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In one, Ellison declared that Bankman-Fried’s presence made her want to “shrink and become smaller and quieter and withdraw from other people,” the Times reported.

She also wrote that the work experience wore her down to the point, “At the end of the day I can’t wait to go home and turn off my phone and get a drink and get away from it,” the Times reported.

The Google Doc entries are some of the records lawyers involved in the case have been sharing among themselves, the Times reported, citing sources familiar with the matter and the documents the publication said were reviewed. The Times did not specify which lawyers were sharing the files.

Ellison previously pleaded guilty to charges stemming from federal prosecutors’ investigation into the FTX collapse, and is cooperating in the case.

A representative for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and an attorney for Ellison, did not respond to emailed requests for comment. A representative for Sam Bankman-Fried declined to comment.

Sam Bankman-Fried has been indicted on charges stemming from what prosecutors allege was a scheme to defraud FTX customers out of billions in funds. He pleaded not guilty, and is scheduled to go on trial in October.

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