So who runs the company? Stewart said Charles Koppleman, the executive chairman, and Robin Marino, CEO and president of merchandising, are in charge. But she is the one with the corner office, and the one who sits at the head of the table during meetings.
"It's actually my table," she joked. "I bought it for the company."
Do they let her sit of the head of the table because they feel sorry for her?
"Nobody feels sorry for me. Believe me."
We read her something Maureen Dowd wrote in the New York Times a few years ago about Hillary Clinton and Stewart.
"Americans like to see women who wear the pants be beaten up and humiliated," Dowd wrote. "People liked Hillary and Martha a lot more once they were broken ... melted into puddles of vulnerability."
"I don't think either Hillary, who is the secretary of state of the United States of America, is a broken woman, and I don't think I was a broken woman," Stewart said. "I did what I had to do. And came back right into a company that had not failed. Despite the wishes of some that it would.
Was it humiliating?
"No," said Stewart, "I was never humiliated. I was hurt, and I was sad, but I was never, never broken."
And now she intends to make sure her company isn't broken either.