Last week....this sixteen year old gal with the sailboat was the big story of the week. This kid (Abby Sunderland) became this lost teenage girl in the Indian Ocean....and a huge amount of effort was put into this search and rescue.
Eventually they found her, and folks began to ask stupid questions....like why a father would allow a kid to do something like this?
Well...today....the NY Post came out and said that her father is flat broke, and had engineered a reality show contract...."Adventures in Sunderland."
The father, Laurence Sunderland, is apparently a sailing instructor out in LA (California)....and pretty much waiting for this massive pay-off deal.
I sat and watched Fox News last night...and they kept looking at the timing of this event....when storms typically flair up in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific....and this was really the wrong time to engineer such a cruise. However, if they waited...she would turn 17 and thus make this a worthless effort.
I have a pretty disgusting view of this matter, if this is all true. You sit there and pep up some naive sixteen year old daughter...to bring a fortune upon the family's door step...and risk her life for the money? It doesn't make any sense.
If I was the daughter...and came back to figure this all out...I might just stop at the front door...and just walk away. You can't trust a father who puts you into harm's way...for money. It's that simple.