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Tue Oct 7, 2014, 01:07 PM

IL GOPer Allegedly Threatened CEO Over Lawsuit: 'I Will Bury Her'

A former CEO said that Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made rather direct threats against her, allegedly saying that if she decided to "go legal" Rauner and his colleagues at the Chicago investment firm GTCR would "hurt you and your family."

Those comments, allegedly made by Rauner to Christine Kirk, were published in a report from The Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday. Rauner's alleged threats were directed at Christine Kirk, a CEO of a national accounting firm who Rauner and GTCR recruited to help run the business-outsourcing company LeapSource. Rauner was a member of LeapSource's board.

The threats the Sun-Times reported came from a 2005 deposition that came out of a "corporate divorce" between Kirk and Rauner as a result of the LeapSource project collapsing. The Chicago Sun-Times was able to obtain records of the lawsuit Kirk filed against Rauner and GTCR. In it Kirk alleged that Rauner very directly threatened her.

"If you go legal on us, we’ll hurt you and your family," Rauner allegedly threatened to Kirk in February 2001.

According to Kirk, Rauner also suggested to another board member, Thomas Gilman, that he might go after her.

"I will bury her," Rauner allegedly said to Gilman.

There's more. Rauner also allegedly told Gilman that he would make Kirk "radioactive."

"She will never get another job anywhere, ever. I will bankrupt her with legal fees," Rauner said. "I don't know if she has a family or not, but if she does, she better think twice about this."


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Tue Oct 7, 2014, 02:18 PM

1. Typical Republican bullying behavior. Glad it has been uncovered.

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