Filomena Tobias, Woman Who Flipped Off Bulls Player, Has Scandal In Past
Filoman Tobias, the woman who flipped off Chicago Bull Joakim Noah (pictured above), is the millionaire widow of hedge fund magnate Seth Tobias, who was found dead in his pool in 2007. Some, including her late husband’s surviving brothers, reportedly believe that she may have had something to do with his death.
After Seth’s brothers accused Filomena of foul play, police conducted an investigation and eventually cleared her of suspicion. Seth’s autopsy revealed that at the time of his death there was alcohol, cocaine and Ambien in his system. The marriage, notoriously fraught with drugs, was also alleged to have included infidelity and public verbal altercations.
Tobias has not made a statement about the viral photograph, despite fellow Heat fans and NBA players making a point to admonish her actions at the East Conference semifinal game. “Personally I find that offensive,” said Heat fan Cheryl Snyder. “The game was exciting, there was a lot of physical contact, a lot of emotions going on, but I don’t think that’s necessary.”
Tobias’s stepdaughter, Victoria Racanti, spoke on her behalf to the Sun-Sentinel. “She’s embarrassed, but she is being a good sport,” she said. “She was having fun just like any other fan. All she has to say is that people need to get a life.” She added, “I have to say she still looks really hot.”