Tobias Widow Woman Who Flipped Off Basketball Player

May 10 2013 | 12:08pm ET

The widow of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias is back in the news.

Filomena Tobias has been identified as the woman angrily sticking her middle finger into face of the Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah as he walked off the court, following his ejection from Wednesday's game. The Bulls are playing the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association playoffs; Tobias is a Heat fan and season-ticket holder.

The Heat won the game, 115-78, evening the series at a game apiece.

The last time Tobias' name was splashed all over the media was for a more serious matter: the allegation that she had killed her husband, who was found dead in his pool in 2007 with a lethal mix of alcohol, cocaine and sleeping pills in his system. Despite the claim from Tobias' former personal assistant that Filomena had confessed to the crime and suspicions on the part of his brothers, no charges were ever filed.

Filomena's daughter acknowledged that she is the woman pictured.

"She's embarrassed, but she is being a good sport," Victoria Racanati told the Sun Sentinel. "She was having fun just like any other fan, All she has to say is that people need to get a life."

Filomena herself declined to comment.


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