So much death in their eyes… –
February 10, 2020 – It seemed to be the best option, at least, for Mortimer and Jacqueline Sackler, the more society-facing members of the Purdue Pharma-founding family, widely criticized for profiting off of the wave of opioid abuse sparked by the drug Oxycontin. Despite various attempts to keep a toe hold in the New York social scene, the Sacklers have been increasingly blacklisted by the upper crust. Even the Met museum, which boasts a famous wing named for the family, has vowed to stop taking donations from them. Ouch.
Purdue filed for bankruptcy protection in September and this month, Mortimer, the son of the company’s late founder, and his wife sold their ritzy Upper East Side townhouse in an off-market deal for $38 million, according to the New York Post. Just a few weeks later, Page Six reported that the couple and their 5-year-old son would be spending the rest of the season (or “winter term,” as they put it) in Gstaad, the luxe ski town in Switzerland frequented by the jet set.