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What Michael Schiavo stands to Make now that Terri is Dead
Rightnation.us ^ | March25,2005 | Wilrulz

Posted on 03/31/2005 10:17:15 AM PST by becker

March 25, 2005 HER BODY, MY SELF : What's In It for Michael Schiavo? -added font A SHORT NOTE CONCERNING the financial benefits to Michael Schiavo that will accrue from the death of his wife.

AmericanDigest.org -added website source Posted by Vanderleun -added author

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What I do have some sense of is how much money Michael Schiavo stands to make if, and only if, his wife dies. It is, for a man, with a fresh new wife and two children, substantial. Having worked as an editor for Houghton Mifflin and as a literary agent, I have some the price the publishing and media worlds would put on his story. It will be significantly more than 30 pieces of silver.

The book deal: "HER BODY, MY SELF" by Michael Schiavo can be auctioned to a large group of major publishers within ten days of Terri Schiavo's death. This can be arranged by an canny and shameless agent -- and they are legion -- on the basis of 12 telephone calls, a two-page outline, a ghost writer known to the New York publishing world, and a dog-and-pony show where Michael is flown to New York and trotted around to six to eight editors' offices in a day. The bidding for this book will have a floor of two million dollars. The top offer will be in the range of three to three and a half-million for hardcover and paperback rights. Depending on the agent's feel for the market, translation rights may be added to the mix. Film rights will be held back. After the agent's 15% fee, Michael's take from this will be $2,550,000, less $50,000 paid to the ghost writer.

The film and tv rights for Michael's "story" will probably bring in another 1-3 million dollars depending on a number of factors and will, in this instance, be set in motion before the publication of the book.

Speaking fees: Michael Schiavo's lawyer currently commands $15,000 per speaking engagement, so it is not hard to see that Michael could easily pull down $50,000 per engagement. While you probably won't see him show up at Catholic conventions, he's a natural Keynoter for hundreds of other groups across the country and abroad. In the first year alone he could, given a reasonable calendar, be booked for at least 50 events. His gross fees in the first year would, in that case, come to $2,500,000.

Terri Schiavo is worth six to eight million dollars to Michael Schiavo if, and only if, she's dead. If she continues living nothing happens on the book or movie front because there's no ending. When she dies, it is jackpot time for Michael.

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And so it begins....I personally think these numbers are on the"conservative" side but we'll see..... I guess we now know why he didn't take the one million dollar from the guy in Cali.

GOD BLESS THE DEAD T.S.

1 posted on 03/31/2005 10:17:15 AM PST by becker
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To: becker; All
in honor of Terri Schiavo
2 posted on 03/31/2005 10:17:48 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (God rest Terri Schiavo. God help us.)
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To: becker
What Micheal Schiavo stands Make now that Terri is Dead

Is this supposed to say:
What Micheal Schiavo stands to make now that Terri is Dead

3 posted on 03/31/2005 10:21:30 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (the real enemy seeks to devour what is good)
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To: becker
TIll death You become a liability, I get large sums of money, and meet someone else do us part. That must give his current squeeze a warm fuzzy feeling.

Oh..wait a minute, he has made no commitment to her. I remember now, to marry her he would have had to divorce his wife, then there is no $700,000.00 bounty for having her killed.

GE
4 posted on 03/31/2005 10:23:41 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: becker

So, would a boycott of a publisher be effective?


5 posted on 03/31/2005 10:25:13 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: becker

There are a (blessedly) small percentage of whacky people out there who will commit violence in the name of any cause, simply in order to shore up their own foundering egos. If I were Michael Schiavo, or any other individual seen as responsible for Terri's death, I'd keep my back to the wall.


7 posted on 03/31/2005 10:26:45 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GrandEagle

You know, if a prisoner on death row becomes mentally incompetnet, the death sentence is commuted because he wouldn't understand why he is being put to death..here Terri who is brain damaged is given less consideration.

I hope the family of Terri can get an investigation and maybe charge MS and all his cohorts with murder.


8 posted on 03/31/2005 10:27:35 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: becker

They keep saying that Terri had no stem cell or whatever. They also said she was bulemic. Does this cause no stem cell or do you have to have something hit you with force like a car wreck or someone hitting you with blunt force?

I guess I am wondering how does bulemia cause no stem cell or cortex whatever it is?


9 posted on 03/31/2005 10:27:43 AM PST by freekitty
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To: becker
Here's the original article, which was written by Gerard van der Leun and posted on the American Digest web site.
10 posted on 03/31/2005 10:28:09 AM PST by brbethke
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I think any book movie should be boycotted and if he gets any money I hope he doesn't enjoy spending one penny of it! he's a total scum bag.


11 posted on 03/31/2005 10:28:49 AM PST by LYSandra
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To: becker

It will cost him alot of money for round the clock protection and the endless civil suits to come. As horrible as what he did to Terri was, what he has done to the future for himself and his family may very well be a living nightmare albeit well deserved for him. I feel for the innocent children he has and what a cruel world will lay upon them in his name.


12 posted on 03/31/2005 10:30:14 AM PST by Lee Heggy (Sorry, I don't do Windows.)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Yes, good catch... anyway to edit?


13 posted on 03/31/2005 10:30:32 AM PST by becker
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To: atomicpossum

Probably not. If you can sell a book to 1-percent of the American population, you've got a runaway bestseller, and based on the conversations I'm hearing around my office this morning I'd say there's easily a profoundly morally sick 1-percent who will rush to buy this book.


14 posted on 03/31/2005 10:31:08 AM PST by brbethke
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To: becker

I have no doubt that MS will profit from this.

I also have no doubt that the Schindler's will make a small fortune as well.


15 posted on 03/31/2005 10:31:54 AM PST by Hoodlum91
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To: becker
I doubt its about money. If it was money he would have let the parents in when she died. For Michael its most likely about control. The man controlled everyone around him including the country by his actions.

Now that its over, he will lose the very thing that gave him the pleasure of having power. I believe he will enter into a severe depression once the feeling of having power and control removed.

16 posted on 03/31/2005 10:32:26 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: becker

The bad news is Michael will be rolling in material wealth and we'll have to hear a lot of gushing sympathy for his grieving widowerhood, the terrible abuse he suffered from his in-laws, and his "heartrending" decision that he made out of "loyalty to Terri's wishes."

The good news is that we will clearly see who in our society chooses to adulate and enrich this man, that this vain posturing peacock's story and character will not stand up to the test of time....and Terri has already presented her case and obtained a de novo review by the Highest Judge of the Universe...and He will be waiting in eternity for Michael and Felos to present their side of it again, in His presence, with a particular insight into the motives in their hearts.

And this time, Terri will be able to testify on her own behalf.


17 posted on 03/31/2005 10:32:42 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Hoodlum91

The Schindlers deserve a fortune and mroe with what they have endured over all these years dealing with this pond scum. I'm surprised Bobby didn't choke that scum til he was in a vegatative state! I wouldn't have shown that much restraint.


18 posted on 03/31/2005 10:33:26 AM PST by LYSandra
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To: becker
March 28, 2005
HER BODY, MY SELF : What's In It for Michael Schiavo?
by Gerard van der Leun

A SHORT NOTE CONCERNING the financial benefits to Michael Schiavo that will accrue from the death of his wife.

I've seen numerous comments that the money given to Terri following various settlements has been dissipated in paying for hospice care and legal bills over the years. I have no way of knowing how true that is, but I suspect that it is, in the main, the case. I also note that the defenders of the man who now has to rank as the worst husband in America since Bill Clinton never tire of pointing out that "he turned down a million dollars " to transfer Terri's guardianship to the family. Again, I have no way of knowing how true that is, but if he did it was a shrewd move and, as we observe Michael Schiavo in his television appearances, we can see he is a shrewd man.

What I do have some sense of is how much money Michael Schiavo stands to make if, and only if, his wife dies. It is, for a man, with a fresh new wife and two children, substantial. Having worked as an editor for Houghton Mifflin and as a literary agent, I have some sense of the price the publishing and media worlds would put on his story. It will be significantly more than 30 pieces of silver.

The book deal: "HER BODY, MY SELF" by Michael Schiavo can be auctioned to a large group of major publishers within ten days of Terri Schiavo's death. This can be arranged by an canny and shameless agent -- and they are legion -- on the basis of 12 telephone calls, a two-page outline, a ghost writer known to the New York publishing world, and a dog-and-pony show where Michael is flown to New York and trotted around to six to eight editors' offices in a day. The bidding for this book will have a floor of two million dollars. The top offer will be in the range of three to three and a half-million for hardcover and paperback rights. Depending on the agent's feel for the market, translation rights may be added to the mix. Film rights will be held back. After the agent's 15% fee, Michael's take from this will be $2,550,000, less $50,000 paid to the ghost writer.

The film and tv rights for Michael's "story" will probably bring in another 1-3 million dollars depending on a number of factors and will, in this instance, be set in motion before the publication of the book.

Speaking fees: Michael Schiavo's lawyer currently commands $15,000 per speaking engagement, so it is not hard to see that Michael could easily pull down $50,000 per engagement. While you probably won't see him show up at Catholic conventions, he's a natural Keynoter for hundreds of other groups across the country and abroad. In the first year alone he could, given a reasonable calendar, be booked for at least 50 events. His gross fees in the first year would, in that case, come to $2,500,000.

Terri Schiavo is worth six to eight million dollars to Michael Schiavo if, and only if, she's dead. If she continues living nothing happens on the book or movie front because there's no ending. When she dies, it is jackpot time for Michael.

I guess he'll be able to buy that nice house his common-law wife has probably been bugging him about for years. It doesn't take a telepath to imagine the pillow talk at Michael Schiavo's house: "We've got two kids and she's still hanging on! You and that lawyer better get cracking. We've got college to think of and need at least five bedrooms! It's a great time to buy. What's the matter with you? Get me my down payment or I'm out of here. And I'm taking the kids... You said you'd get rid of her years ago and we're still in this dump I never liked..."

If you think the current wife's mind-set doesn't play a roll in the killing of Terri Schiavo, think again. Women with children might like having a husband, but they love real estate and tuition funds more. After all, half of a house is forever.

19 posted on 03/31/2005 10:33:32 AM PST by brbethke
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To: becker

Well .. the parents could bring a civil suit against Michael for "wrongful death" and thereby prevent him from profiting from any book deal.

That's what Laci's parents have just done to Scott Peterson.


20 posted on 03/31/2005 10:33:43 AM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: becker

Welcome to FR.


21 posted on 03/31/2005 10:34:42 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Hoodlum91

I don't disagree with you but something tells me the Schindlers would give it all up to have their daughter back..
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22 posted on 03/31/2005 10:35:34 AM PST by becker
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To: becker

I agree He stands to make far more than the One million offered him to spare Terri's life.
I have wondered who is paying Felos, and how much did the "Forces of Death" promise Michael in "Movie deals" and "Book deals" etc. if he saw this through to her death?
We may soon know.
It will be particularly telling to see who the "deals" are made with, Michael or her family.


25 posted on 03/31/2005 10:38:30 AM PST by joshhiggins
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To: becker

The SMW (Self-Made Widower) will never have peace of mind. He is now a member of the Mark of Cain club. I can't imagine him ever feeling safe enough to eat in a restaurant, but if I ever run into him, I hope that's where it happens.


26 posted on 03/31/2005 10:38:45 AM PST by Graymatter (PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES)
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To: celtic gal
It will never happen. This is OUR fault for letting society get to the point where these decisions are even debated.
I've said it before, It would be one thing if some sort of hi tech apparatus were actually keeping her alive past the point where she would normally have departed for eternity.
For example, heart pump, breathing machine, etc. The question then could be "Is the machine keeping her body functioning when she is really dead?".
This however was simple nourishment for an individual who could not feed herself. Just like what we did as parents for our infants.
Had we withheld food from our infants, we would without a doubt (and rightfully so) be charged with murder.
It should have never arrived to the point where "should we starve someone to death?" is even up for debate.
27 posted on 03/31/2005 10:38:58 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: becker

He did not take the $ deal because even a million dollars would not be worth the time spent in prison if she ever got the rehab she deserved, needed, and that was paid for...

Had Terri ever again spoke been able to speak..Mikey was going to jail..

imo


28 posted on 03/31/2005 10:39:15 AM PST by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: kinsman redeemer
What Micheal Schiavo stands Make now that Terri is Dead

Is this supposed to say:
What Micheal Schiavo stands to make now that Terri is Dead


In my opinion he should be investigated for a criminal act!!!
29 posted on 03/31/2005 10:40:02 AM PST by danamco
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To: becker
Looks like Michael is getting his reward now. Terri on the other hand:


30 posted on 03/31/2005 10:40:59 AM PST by sr4402
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To: becker

In the wake of this tragedy, I had a thought. I wonder if the insurance companies can say that judicial ordered death is not natural causes and refuse to pay on Michael's life insurance policies on Terri. That would be poetic justice for him to be denied the monetary profits from her death.


31 posted on 03/31/2005 10:41:11 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: becker

Michael Shiavo: Scott Peterson with a court order and a book deal.


32 posted on 03/31/2005 10:41:55 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: becker

I think these numbers are pretty inflated, but there's no denying that he stands to gain big time, and I don't expect him to withdraw into privacy.


33 posted on 03/31/2005 10:42:42 AM PST by kezekiel
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To: Lee Heggy
the endless civil suits to come

I suspect the civil suits will never get off the ground but will be instantly shot down by whatever judge they come before.this whole case has turned into a who rules? question and the judges as a group have won. They will not mitigate their victory by ermitting lawsuits to go forward.MS will never have to defend against them.

34 posted on 03/31/2005 10:43:16 AM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: becker

Maybe he'll do a new kind of reality TV show.


35 posted on 03/31/2005 10:44:06 AM PST by polymuser
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To: joshhiggins
Felos was last paid some two years ago according to Greta Van S.but prior to that he had been paid around $385,000.00
from Terri's side of the medical settlement which is administered by Micheal Schaivo.This was Court Approved
36 posted on 03/31/2005 10:47:57 AM PST by becker
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To: sr4402

Nice touch and tribute. I will have a simular picture and statement placed in my rear window of my auto. It will be there til the paper turns yellow with age. I hope it convicts those guilty of her Murder for many years to come.. God Bless!


37 posted on 03/31/2005 10:49:45 AM PST by glowworm ( Rats and rat behavior, a rat is a rat is a rat..)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
I wonder if the insurance companies can say that judicial ordered death is not natural causes and refuse to pay on Michael's life insurance policies on Terri.

not contestable after 2 years.

38 posted on 03/31/2005 10:51:12 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
If I were Michael Schiavo, or any other individual seen as responsible for Terri's death, I'd keep my back to the wall.

A very thick armor plated wall at that.

39 posted on 03/31/2005 10:51:14 AM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: LYSandra

So you won't be going to his new wedding, I take it.


40 posted on 03/31/2005 10:51:49 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
had a thought. I wonder if the insurance companies can say that judicial ordered death is not natural causes and refuse to pay on Michael's life insurance policies on Terri.

Judge Greer will rule against that. He will follow all the proper procedures, or if he doesn't the higher courts won't review the ruling on the merits anyway.

41 posted on 03/31/2005 10:53:50 AM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Lee Heggy

My hope is MS stays either in court or jail forever.


42 posted on 03/31/2005 10:56:14 AM PST by keysguy (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: LYSandra

Actually, Terri's father isn't the angel you think he is. Her mother was, but not him.

After her collapse, her husband brought suit against the doctor who had failed to diagnose her potassium imbalance. One of the first things doctors are supposed to test for, or tell bulimics to do, is take potassium – bulimia depletes the supply. It caused her heart to stop, and brain to die.

Until the million-dollar judgment, Michael Schiavo and his father-in-law got along just fine. There were no differences of opinion about therapy. No claims that he had beaten his wife, or that they were on the verge of divorce. Indeed, they were all living together – the sick woman, her husband and the in-laws.

But money changes everything. The father-in-law wanted a share; the husband wanted to keep it – so they fought until it was all used up, with her almost-dead body becoming the only thing left to fight over.

Why didn't Michael just let his in-laws have the corpse? Stubborn and angry, probably. Why didn't the parents just let the husband have the money back then, if that's all he really wanted? Stubborn and angry, probably.

If there is money to be made by him, so be it. I think he's been unfairly accused of things.
Plus there are laws in this country. Innocent till proven guilty in a court of law. He's been denied that.

He wouldn't be demanding an Autopsy if he had something to hide, so i guess we will see in the next couple days what it has to say. Of course, if it proves she was completely brain dead, which I think she was, some just won't believe it regardless. They will only believe that she could walk and talk and fly- do anything she tried - like Pinoccio



43 posted on 03/31/2005 10:56:50 AM PST by Nuzcruizer
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
refuse to pay on Michael's life insurance policies
I think the insurance may be a minor issue.
What was on TV was that there was a malpractice suite settled for 1 million. He got $300,000 and the other $700,000 was put in a trust fund for her care. Shortly after that is when her "husband" decided that she should be starved to death.
I don't remember the show (60 minutes, 20-20, etc.), but the show was favoring her "husbands" side of the issue and still presented this information.

Regards,
GE
45 posted on 03/31/2005 11:00:13 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle

Wonder if the "mistress" has had second thoughts about Michael's "darker" tendencies (ie: euthanized Terri's cats, pulled the plug on his parents, and now starved his "wife" to death while living with another woman)...Perhaps she should think twice about marrying him, not that I care about her feelings as she's guilty of adultery too!


46 posted on 03/31/2005 11:12:24 AM PST by princess leah (\)
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To: princess leah
Same sort of thing I guess when one spouse leaves for another and they marry. If the commitment to the first spouse could be broken, what on earth makes them believe "till death do us part" would have any meaning the second time around?

Cordially,
GE
47 posted on 03/31/2005 11:18:01 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: sportutegrl

It will be interesting to see just how the long piece of ---- waits until he makes an "honest" woman out of his shackup. All I can say is she'd better not get sick in any way, shape or form. It would be much easier the 2nd time around for him, and I'm not talking about marriage!


48 posted on 03/31/2005 11:20:10 AM PST by shadoww (For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: princess leah

When his children go to school, what wrath will they incur?

The sins of the father....


49 posted on 03/31/2005 11:21:28 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Raycpa

Care to bet that MS will be arrested sometime within the next year for domestic abuse of his current girlfriend? Also, if they should marry, he will probably do to the new Mrs. S. what he did to Terri.


50 posted on 03/31/2005 11:23:20 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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