“Bond King” Bill Gross on Wednesday derided the California judge who sentenced him and his spouse Amy to 5 days in jail plus community service — and mocked the soup kitchen he was tasked with serving to.
The 77-year-old billionaire went off subject in his newest investment letter, questioning his sentence by Orange County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Knill for what he described as “playing 15 minutes of music at 9 pm in our backyard pool.”
Gross doesn’t establish Knill by identify, however describes her as “a 57-year-old lady with pierced nose stud and visible tattoos.”
Gross — value an estimated $1.5 billion, in keeping with Forbes — additionally declared her “the hanging judge of the Laguna Beach shore.”
Earlier this month, Judge Knill discovered Gross and his spouse responsible of contempt of courtroom for violating a restraining order that barred them from enjoying loud music outdoors their house when nobody is within the yard pool space. She handed the couple had been a delayed sentence of 5 days in jail and ordered to pay $1,000 every in addition to do two days of community service.
Before the sentencing, Gross’s oceanfront neighbor and nemesis Mark Towfiq had confirmed the courtroom a weird, 11-second video clip that confirmed the Grosses apparently taunting Towfiq whereas frolicking of their non-public pool.
Judge Knill known as the footage “appalling,” including, “While Amy Gross’s behavior was blatant, William Gross’s behavior was more subtle, but it was defiant and contemptuous all the same.”
In his Wednesday be aware to traders, Gross stated that the jail sentence has opened “a potential career in Hollywood for me and her at a point in my life when climbing the stairs was taking up an increasing amount of my daily routine.”
He additionally alleged that the trial was “a stepping stone for the judge for greater court assignments.”
Kostas Kalaitzidis, a spokesman for the Orange County Superior Court, stated judges aren’t allowed to touch upon circumstances apart from from the bench.
Gross went on to ridicule the Santa Ana soup kitchen and that he and his spouse had been ordered to serve to satisfy their community service requirement. Gross claimed to have volunteered on the soup kitchen earlier than and “was expecting a similar cast of ‘down and out’ people in need of a hot lunch.”
Instead, he stated, most of the folks exhibiting up for meals gave the impression to be effectively off, with many driving “nice SUVs and pickup trucks.”
“No downtrodden homeless people at this soup kitchen!” he wrote. “There were vegan meals, gluten-free meals, five kinds of bread, and orders from the cars to skip the meal but to give them mini-sacks of avocados and artichokes for special diets later in the day.”
Gross stated he and his spouse helped put together a “gorgeous enchilada lunch replete with cheesecake and chips” and fulfilled “many special requests.”
“There was one request for a feminine hygiene package and several for prophylactics. But not to be outdone, requests for ‘doggie bites’ and cat food kept Amy and I scrambling from noon to 3 pm,” he wrote, with out naming the soup kitchen in query.
“We worked beside a volunteer who told us he came two days a week to feel good about helping other people. He was a little bedraggled looking and had to take the bus from Long Beach to get there. I told him that was a wonderful gesture but silently thought to myself, ‘Buddy, you’ve been screwed. They’re living better than you.’”
The jeering is the most recent growth in a feud that started final yr after Gross’ oceanfront neighbor was bugged by a protecting internet Gross put in above a glass yard sculpture that allegedly blocked Towfiq’s view from his personal home.
He lodged a grievance concerning the internet with native officers in June of 2020 — and the retired PIMCO founder fired again by blaring music at earsplitting volumes, together with Led Zeppelin and the themes to “Gilligan’s Island” and “Green Acres.”
Gross is known for his colourful clashes.
He sued PIMCO, the funding behemoth he based in 1971, for his 2014 ouster, claiming a “cabal” of junior managers plotted in opposition to him to extend their share of the bonus pool.
And final yr, as The Post solely reported on the time, Gross tried to thwart his estranged son’s efforts to promote uncommon “Inverted Jenny’’ postage stamps he had inherited. The stamps ended up going to public sale after the story ran and offered for $1.9 million.