Rivkin won a lawsuit for defamation after a 1995 Witness report on the Australia's Seven Network indicated that he engaged in homosexual behavior with his driver, Gordon Wood. Wood's girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, had been found dead from suicide, and the program further implied that it might have been a murder and if so, Wood might be responsible. Rivkin v. Amalgamated Television Services Pty Limited.
Father: (d. suicide)
Mother: Rachael Rivkin (b. circa 1917)
Brother: (d. suicide)
Wife: Gayle (m. 1973, separated 2005)
High School: Sydney Boys High School, Sydney, Australia
Law School: University of Sydney (1969)
Suicide Attempt 2-Sep-2004
Drug Overdose 2-Sep-2004
Insider Trading 2003 (convicted)
Risk Factors: Smoking, Obesity, Brain Cancer, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
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