Entries by Cathy Schottenstein Pattap

My Grandma is a 94-Year-Old #MeToo Warrior

When activist Tarana Burke started the “Me Too” movement in 2006, her goal was to raise awareness of the full extent of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in society. She wanted to tell survivors, “You are heard. You are understood. You are not alone.” In 2017 after The New York Times published its exposé detailing sexual abuse […]

Institutional Malfeasance: Another Ugly Form of Elder Abuse

My cousins Evan and Avi Schottenstein are not the Menendez brothers. They did not kill our nonagenarian grandmother. Yet, in misappropriating her fortune for years as they worked as her “financial advisors” at J.P. Morgan, and in using her advanced age against her in a shameful attempt to influence people into thinking she had dementia, they did kill something […]

A ‘Dawning’ Instinct Sheds Light in a Dark Place

Five years ago, my grandmother whom I call Nanny, Beverley Schottenstein, had no idea that anything nefarious was going on within her account. Though she did ask her grandsons Evan and Avi why she wasn’t receiving monthly statements, they assured her that J.P. Morgan no longer sent paper statements to their clients, and since Nanny […]

Elder Abuse Impacts the Famous and Non-Famous Alike

Many seniors are fortunate. They are being well cared for, whether in assisted-living facilities or in their own homes, even though some may be mentally or physically compromised in their advancing years. By contrast, other vulnerable elders are being neglected, abused, isolated, and financially exploited. The sinners committing these crimes may be care facility workers, […]

My 94-Year-Old Grandmother Wants to Wake Us All Up to the Tragedy of Elder Abuse

Over the last few months, the media has been covering my grandmother’s court case against her two grandsons, Evan and Avi Schottenstein, for massive financial fraud. After over two years since the initial discovery, they, along with J.P. Morgan, were found liable for misappropriating tens of millions of dollars of her money. Together, they were […]

הכל התחיל בפיצה: מיליונרית בת 94 גילתה שנכדיה גונבים ממנה – ולימדה אותם לקח

פירוט החשבון הפסיק להגיע, הצ’קים התחילו לחזור וקרן הון-סיכון מאיי קיימן שלחה לה ברכות על השקעתה. בוורלי שוטנשטיין הקשישה סמכה על נכדיה הבנקאים והפקידה בידם את המיליונים שירשה ■ אבל כשהם זייפו את חתימתה וסיכנו את כספה – היא החליטה שזה לא יעבור בשקט בוורלי שוטנשטיין היא סבתא יהודייה חביבה בת 94 מבל הרבור שבמיאמי, […]