The Miami Heat’s Middle Finger Lady: I’m Sorry!

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Filomena Tobias’ “ill-mannered” gesture (USA Today Photo)

flag-exclusiveJupiter socialite Filomena Tobias – aka the Miami Heat’s middle finger lady – came out of her self-imposed silence before tonight’s Heat-Bulls playoff game!

Through Anthony Barbuto, her lawyer, Tobias acknowledged that her flipping the bird at former University of Florida star and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was indeed ill-mannered – but she maintains she didn’t deserve the media dredging up her past, especially her third husband’s mysterious death.

“Ms. Tobias has been a devoted Miami Heat fan for as long as she can remember, and like many other devoted fans, she unfortunately allowed her passion for the team to disregard proper fan etiquette.  She is only human, and her emotions got the best of her,” Barbuto wrote after consulting with Tobias.

“She offers her genuine apologies to anyone she has offended, and she requests that her privacy, as well as the privacy of her family, be respected at this time.”

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The photo of Tobias getting into Bulls center Noah’s face went viral hours after the May 8 game, and so did the fact that police investigated whether she had a hand in the 2007 drowning death of her then-husband and CNBC personality Seth Tobias.

“Ms. Tobias is distressed at the needless national attention this incident has garnered and the unwarranted invasion of privacy by the press into her personal life, including the malicious and untrue reporting about her husband’s tragic passing,” Barbuto’s statement reads.

“What started as a simple and ill-mannered gesture that was made towards a member of the opposing team who had just been ejected, has now transformed into a very ugly and despicable intrusion into Ms. Tobias’ past.

“With that said, Ms. Tobias remains loyal to the Miami Heat.”

Tobias is expected to take place in her seat next to the Chicago Bulls tunnel for tonight’s Game 5.

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Comments

  1. Toni says

    She has no one to blame for the media attention but herself! Some people have class and some people don’t.

  2. bill says

    Oh, the old apology to “anyone I my have offended” issued in a statement from her lawyer. Real sincere.

    Go away bitch!

  3. Titsie says

    “Requests that her privacy be respected….” Please. Just because she flies first class doesn’t mean she has any.. and by all appearances, she never will.

  4. Susan says

    Hey Copper watch UR words u can get sued now a days for talking out if UR ass!!!!

  5. liveurlife says

    EVERYONE SHOULD LEAVE THAT POOR WOMEN ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH AND HAPPENS TO BE A GREAT PERSON ….AND WOULD HELP ANYONE . SHE IS ITALIAN !!!!! sometimes animated and passionate BUT NOT ALL THE HORRIFIC THINGS THAT ARE BEING SAID AND ACCUSING HER OF .
    With all the important things in life to worry about , I cannot believe they are actually still addressing this BS

  6. liveurlife says

    your a real ASS***** if you dont know the facts keep your pathetically sick comments to yourself loser !!!!!!!!

  7. Anonymous says

    In Europe, especially in Italy, it is commonplace for fans to stab opposing fans. What Tobias did was benign. It did not harm anyone. I don’t know any fan who has not cursed opposing fans or members of an opposing team, either verbally or through gesture. All fans are guilty of allowing their emotions and love for the game to deviate from proper fan etiquette. It is unfair how the media has blown this out of proportion, and it is improper and malicious for people to make such nasty and untrue comments about someone they do not even know. People’s verbal attacks on Tobias reflect more negatively on them than they do on her.

  8. Luisito says

    hey liverlife cut out the socking ok? Look at the foto ok fatass?
    They naming Miami Bich after HER. I am sorry you are Chicago Bull loser BOY