In what can only be described as despicable, it seems that there are concerns from Michael Schumacher’s family and management that records taken from the hospital and purportedly claiming to be those of Schumacher’s medical condition are being offered for purchase to certain media outlets. We saw the original news via James Allen’s tweet but now AUTOSPORT has reported the situation as well.
The family released this statement late Monday:
“For several days stolen documents and data are being offered for sale. The offeror claims them to be the medical file of Michael Schumacher.
“We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved.
“We expressly advise that both the purchase and the publication of such documents and data is forbidden.
“The contents of any medical files are totally private and confidential and must not made available to the public.
“We will therefore, in every single case, press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file.”
As if things aren’t already difficult enough for the Schumacher family, it seems someone feels they should steal personal medical records and attempt to sell them on the media market. A sad narrative of not only this particular individual but the depths that some will plunge to for making a dollar off of someone’s unfortunate circumstances.