乔布斯传(MP3+中英字幕) 第81期:被遗弃者(4)
日期:2015-07-30 13:41



The relationship between Jobs and Brennan quickly deteriorated.
"Chrisann would get into this kind of victim mode, when she would say that Steve and I were ganging up on her," Kottke recalled.
"Steve would just laugh and not take her seriously." Brennan was not, as even she later admitted, very emotionally stable.
She began breaking plates, throwing things, trashing the house, and writing obscene words in charcoal on the wall.
She said that Jobs kept provoking her with his callousness: "He was an enlightened being who was cruel."
Kottke was caught in the middle.
"Daniel didn't have that DNA of ruthlessness, so he was a bit flipped by Steve's behavior," according to Brennan.
"He would go from 'Steve's not treating you right' to laughing at me with Steve."
Robert Friedland came to her rescue.
"He heard that I was pregnant, and he said to come on up to the farm to have the baby," she recalled. "So I did."
Elizabeth Holmes and other friends were still living there, and they found an Oregon midwife to help with the delivery.
On May 17, 1978, Brennan gave birth to a baby girl.
Three days later Jobs flew up to be with them and help name the new baby.
The practice on the commune was to give children Eastern spiritual names, but Jobs insisted that she had been born in America and ought to have a name that fit.
Brennan agreed. They named her Lisa Nicole Brennan, not giving her the last name Jobs.
And then he left to go back to work at Apple.
"He didn't want to have anything to do with her or with me," said Brennan.
She and Lisa moved to a tiny, dilapidated house in back of a home in Menlo Park.
They lived on welfare because Brennan did not feel up to suing for child support.
Finally, the County of San Mateo sued Jobs to try to prove paternity and get him to take financial responsibility.
At first Jobs was determined to fight the case.
His lawyers wanted Kottke to testify that he had never seen them in bed together, and they tried to line up evidence that Brennan had been sleeping with other men.
"At one point I yelled at Steve on the phone, ‘You know that is not true,'" Brennan recalled.
"He was going to drag me through court with a little baby and try to prove I was a whore and that anyone could have been the father of that baby."
A year after Lisa was born, Jobs agreed to take a paternity test.
Brennan's family was surprised, but Jobs knew that Apple would soon be going public and he decided it was best to get the issue resolved.


1.get into 进入;装出
例句:Chrisann would get into this kind of victim mode

2.take one's seriously 把...当回事
例句:I can't take her seriously because she always seems to be acting.

3.caught in the middle 夹在中间
例句:My roommates disagreed and I was caught in the middle.

4.come to rescue 前来救援
例句:Finally, neighbour Jason Harschbarger heard her dismayed whinnying across the fields in Pullman, West Virginia, and came to her rescue.