Sunday, March 09, 2008

Brad Butterworth interviewed by PJ Montgomery on Newstalk ZB

Brad Butterwoth, Alinghi's skipper, was interviewed on Sunday by PJ Montgomery on Newstalk ZB and fiercely attacked Team New Zealand, considering they were wasting everybody's time on a "frivolous court case".

He was particularly harsh with Grant Dalton, managing director of Team New Zealand, whom he criticized for bringing forth the two lawsuits against the defender of the America's Cup. In his view, Dalton is "paying a lot of money for some fancy lawyer in New York" while he considered his former team to be a "shadow of its former self", even stating "they are going to go bust".

Team New Zealand has stated that all legal expenses in the New York courts are being paid by wealthy supporters of the team that desire to be anonymous. Butterworth hinted it could be Larry Ellison that was footing the bill for the kiwi team.

Listen to the entire interview through the audio player:

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