In the four and a half years they’d been business partners, and friends of a sort, Penske and Finke had never met in person, even during the pre-sale courtship. On this day of mediation, though, when they left around 5 p.m., there was a mix-up, and Finke and Penske exited the building at the same time. Suddenly, they found themselves face-to-face for the first time.
With the exception of this photo from The Daily—which she and others insisted was not her—Finke has not been photographed in public in years, and it would seem that it’s a testament to her power that TMZ or some other paparazzi-friendly outlet hasn’t published a better picture. And it’s kind of a stunning fact that Penske, who paid Finke millions for her site, had never even seen her until they went to court recently. As Wallace points out, she’s a character that only Hollywood could have dreamt up.