Two years after the ordeal, Dixson, 48, angrily remembers how Nash took away her job responsibilities without explanation and warned others not to talk to her. According to Melanie Slaton, Dixson's attorney, Nash sometimes disparaged Dixson in meetings with the comment, "Menopausal women are so illogical." Dixson said she suspects Nash disliked her because she was a strong-minded woman who questioned several of his actions. "I exerted a lot of influence over what was going on financially," Dixson said in an interview. "When people had to do anything, they had to come through me. So if it is not right, well, I'm known to stick to the rules. Perhaps that was a problem."