For some strange reason, Gary Pusateri got upset when the $15,000 he bid at a charity auction was to allow him the privilege of eating in the same restaurant as the singer, instead of actually at the same table.
Pusateri dined in the same Little Italy restaurant as Bennett, but on a separate floor. Hopkins officials blamed an inaccurate script that was given to the auctioneer for creating the impression that the winning bidder would dine with the singer.
Bennett, who wasn't aware of the auction, demanded Wednesday that Pusateri get his money back. [my emphasis]
I'm glad that Pusateri was refunded his money (which he then donated back to the hospital -- he sounds like a real stand-up kinda guy). What I really find surprising is that Bennett wasn't even aware of the auction. You would think he might be just a wee bit upset that someone was using his name like that.
Thanks to Simon for the tip.Posted by Casper at July 2, 2004 10:40 AM