Rick Scott: 1995 Deposition

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

Tallahassee, FL - Attorneys trying to dig up facts in a 1995 antitrust lawsuit got little from then-Columbia HCA CEO Rick Scott.

“I don’t recall. I wouldn’t know. What do you mean by occupancy?” Scott asked in a clips of the deposition released by the Alex Sink Campaign.

In a video of the 95 deposition, Scott seems not to know much about his company and repeatedly asks the attorney to define simple words.

“I’m not sure I know what serious is,” said Scott.

Scott is even reluctant to identify his own signature.

Attorney: Is that a Xerox of your signature?
Scott: It looks like my signature… but what’s your question.

His opponent, Democrat Alex Sink is circulating clips of the deposition. The video comes months after calls for Scott to release another deposition he gave just six days before he announced his run for office.

During the primary a Republican Attorney sued to see the deposition. And 10 Republican lawmakers sent this letter to Scott asking the same thing. The Republicans, now united behind their nominee, are no longer seeking the release.

Scott’s campaign spokesman released the following statement about the 95 deposition.

“At best, the video is a dishonest attempt by the Sink campaign to smear Rick Scott when if you watch the full video in context it’s rather boring.”

The campaign also pointed to recent revelations that Sink’s office issued insurance licenses to ex-felons. Sink and Scott face off in a debate in Broward County tonight. Their final debate will be Monday in Tampa.

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