Skip to comments.Abby Sunderland's dad had TV deal as girl risked life at sea
Posted on 06/14/2010 5:39:18 AM PDT by jimbo123
Here's a dose of reality.
The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The Post yesterday that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe.
Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago.
"The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail's trip. It's something that was shopped around," he said.
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Sounds like the Bubble boy’s dad.
Isn’t it too early for a Balloon Boy sequel?
At least the CO boy was actually safe, no thanks to his crazy dad.
Who, might I ask, is going to pay for her rescue?
He’s broke, got 7 kids and a pregnant wife. I assume that the taxpayers are supporting this lowlife and his family?
And all for failing to sail solo around the globe...Hucksters...
That young lady survived because of the teaching of her father and brother and the grace of God.
The ties that bind!!
Balloon boy part dieux?....
Who paid for the girl’s sailboat?
They borrowed money for the sailboat. It’s not paid for.
“The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The Post yesterday that”
Man, newspapers can be nasty. Guy calls up, hawks his story, lets a few details slip, bam, they have a hitpiece.
They probably did actually think that she would make it all right. Her brother did, so why not her? Or so they thought.
” Hes broke, got 7 kids and a pregnant wife. I assume that the taxpayers are supporting this lowlife and his family?”
I doubt it pal. Thousand Oaks is not middle class. It is upper middle class to wealthy. The guy might have lost his business under Obamanomics. Who knows? Thanks for assuming the worst.
So where are all the Freepers this morning claiming that criticizing this irresponsible pair of parents makes one a Communist?
This guy needs to listen to Code Pink and pull out.
From what? She had two French fishing boats filled to the gunnals with young French fishermen rushing to her safety in the middle of the ocean ~ none of them having seen a woman in 3 months!
MSM: A father of 7 who homeschools his kids....let’s ruin their lives!!
What a shameless media whore. He sent his daughter out for a winter sail around the southern ocean, a time of year that fully-crewed professional racing boats won’t contemplate. All so she would not “age out” of the glory of being youngest.
The man has no shame.
But it's not going to stop until people stop buying the product -- and I see no evidence of that happening. Sigh.
Because of the Obama Depression the market is slack ~ he may have had one leftover.
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