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Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Michael Threatens to Sue Her Family Over Foundation
Life News ^ | 5/3/10 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/03/2010 4:17:02 PM PDT by wagglebee

St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's name could be back in court, but this time for a different reason. Her former husband says he is considering a lawsuit against her family because they started a foundation in her name to assist other disabled who may be deprived of their legal rights and medical care.

The foundation was once named Terri's Fight and existed before Terri's death, which saw Michael Schiavo starve and dehydrate her to death over 13 days after winning a court order to take her life.

The Schindler family -- Terri's mother and father and brother and sister -- headed up the foundation to defray legal expenses and costs to provide Terri the rehabilitative treatment and medical care Michael deprived her when he gave up on her recovery.

Following Terri's painful euthanasia death, the Schindler family change the name to the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation and it has raised a modest amount of money -- less than six figures -- to provide help and support for disabled people like her.

But, Michael, who said he never wanted anyone to profit from the use of Terri's name, claims the helpful nonprofit organization is doing just that.

Michael says a court document gives him rights to the name Terri Schiavo and he says it means no one can use her name without her permission. His attorney has written to the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation telling it that its use of the name violates that court order.

Schiavo's attacks are ironic given that he attempted to profit politically from Terri's death, by starting a political action committee that supported candidates until it closed down after the FEC repeatedly fined it for late reports and violating reporting guidelines.

David Gibbs, a pro-life attorney who helped the Schindler family during their legal battle to protect Terri's right to live, told WTSP that the Schindler's are doing a good job running the nonprofit and helping hundreds of people.

Gibbs also says the foundation has the right to use Terri's name since she is a public figure and they are related to her.

Wesley J. Smith, an attorney and bioethicist based in California, says what Michael Schiavo “believes” is "irrelevant and beside the point."

"Had the reporters wanted to find out the kind of help the foundation offers others, producers could have called me or a myriad of others active in this field, who are quite aware of the selfless giving and effort each surviving member of Terri’s family offers to others," he said. "Indeed, I have personal knowledge of case after case in which the Schindlers worked selflessly–and without financial compensation of any kind–to assist family members save their cognitively disabled loved ones from suffering the same dehydration fate as Terri."

Smith says neither Terri's brother Bobby Schindler nor her sister Suzanne Vitadamo are making any money off of Terri's name.

"And as for profiteering–Bobby Schindler’s salary is $37,500 annually, and all speaking fees he receives go to the foundation," he explained. "His sister Suzanne, makes less and is 14 months in arrears in receiving her compensation."

"It is also worth noting, that after receiving complaints, the IRS investigated the foundation and gave it a clean bill of health in 2008," Smith continued. "The hatred of this family is pathological and obsessive."

Smith says the Schindler family is a wonderful one who have been unfairly attacked.

"Father Bob gave everything he had to save his daughter’s life, and seeing her die slowly by intentional dehydration when the family was prepared to love and care for her the rest of her life, destroyed his health and eventually took his life," he said. "I stand wholeheartedly and unreservedly with the Schindler family and against the continual calumny mounted against them."

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation - http://www.TerrisFight.org



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But, Michael, who said he never wanted anyone to profit from the use of Terri's name, claims the helpful nonprofit organization is doing just that.

What a disgusting piece of crap!

1 posted on 05/03/2010 4:17:03 PM PDT by wagglebee
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Human garbage. He’s got no case.


2 posted on 05/03/2010 4:17:48 PM PDT by SoCalConstitutionalist
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3 posted on 05/03/2010 4:17:49 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 05/03/2010 4:18:11 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife

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5 posted on 05/03/2010 4:18:36 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SoCalConstitutionalist

Would somebody please put this Schiavo dirtbag on ice?


6 posted on 05/03/2010 4:21:41 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: wagglebee

For $25 someone could have Mikey visited by some big ol ex-cons from da hood who are longing for “prison love”.


7 posted on 05/03/2010 4:22:31 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: wagglebee

He is sick, what an evil, vile man he is.


8 posted on 05/03/2010 4:22:47 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: wagglebee

There is a special place in Hell for this festering maggot.


9 posted on 05/03/2010 4:22:48 PM PDT by chris37
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To: wagglebee

It’s all about money for him, isn’t it.

People like him give a new meaning to the term *mercenary*.


10 posted on 05/03/2010 4:23:32 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: wagglebee

He must need money.


11 posted on 05/03/2010 4:26:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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"But, Michael, who said he never wanted anyone to profit from the use of Terri's name,...."

WHO the h$ll is HE to say ANYTHING - "HE never wanted".... too bad, who the heck cares what HE wants.

12 posted on 05/03/2010 4:26:43 PM PDT by jackibutterfly ( Palin is so under obama's skin, he hears 'Hail to the Chief' when he sees her.)
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To: wagglebee

Or maybe his lawyer wants to stir things up again.


13 posted on 05/03/2010 4:27:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: wagglebee

Sorry, but isn’t enough he had her murdered.


14 posted on 05/03/2010 4:27:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: metmom

Mikey is still pissed that he had to spend all of Terri’s money murdering her.


15 posted on 05/03/2010 4:32:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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But, Michael, who said he never wanted anyone to profit from the use of Terri's name

He starved her to death, but that wasn't enough. He wants to see her family, and every other disabled person, suffer as well.

He reminds me of Michael Newdow who keeps trying to outlaw Christianity in the U.S. because his ex wife joined a church and found happiness in spite of once being married to him.

16 posted on 05/03/2010 4:36:21 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: wagglebee

Does the creep have a job these days?


17 posted on 05/03/2010 4:36:37 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: wagglebee

I’m sure that God’s reason for keeping this human piece of excrement on the planet is a good one.


18 posted on 05/03/2010 4:38:46 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: wagglebee
"Michael says a court document gives him rights to the name Terri Schiavo"

So, one person can indeed own another.

19 posted on 05/03/2010 4:40:15 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: wagglebee

2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.


20 posted on 05/03/2010 4:40:43 PM PDT by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: wagglebee
Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Michael Threatens to Sue Her Family Over Foundation

What a hateful, vile, little vermin he is.....

.....I hope he goes broke in court and loses the suit.

21 posted on 05/03/2010 4:44:26 PM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: freespirited

He used to be a pimp for a bunch of leftist politicians, but they all lost.


22 posted on 05/03/2010 4:45:07 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I want some justice served ASAP.

How people can be consumed by evil is illustrated by this fiend.


23 posted on 05/03/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT by little jeremiah (http://lifewurx.com - Good herb formulas made by a friend)
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To: Falcon4.0
So, one person can indeed own another.

Mikey figured that if he can kill someone he can own them.

24 posted on 05/03/2010 4:47:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

This man is pure garbage. When he dies he will be going straight to hell.


25 posted on 05/03/2010 5:00:01 PM PDT by fredisred
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To: wagglebee

He just wants them to shut up and quit reminding his new family of what he did to his first wife. He should sue them I’m sure his kids are now old enough to know what a demon their father is!


26 posted on 05/03/2010 5:01:04 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SteamShovel

BTW he isn’;t Terri’s “ex-husband” he ius Terri’s widower since he was still married to her when he petitioned the court to have her killed. Remember Michael you couldn’t divorce her and keep the money from the settlement she got too!


27 posted on 05/03/2010 5:03:05 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: jackibutterfly

What a bald faced liar he is.

But we knew that all along, didn’t we?


28 posted on 05/03/2010 5:07:05 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Falcon4.0

Gee, I didn’t know he bought her. I thought he married her.

Wasn’t slavery outlawed some time ago?


29 posted on 05/03/2010 5:08:29 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: chris_bdba
He just wants them to shut up and quit reminding his new family of what he did to his first wife.

They should take note.

Very carefully.....

30 posted on 05/03/2010 5:09:39 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: chris_bdba

MS better watch out he doesn’t end up somehow like the villanous character in the Bible called Haman. The trap he set for others was the one that snagged him instead.


31 posted on 05/03/2010 5:09:43 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: wagglebee

What a vicious psycho mofo—— This gives me no doubt this psycho gave Teri her original injuries that lead to the vegetative state


32 posted on 05/03/2010 5:11:13 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: freekitty

He must need money.>>>>>>>>>

His big job was nurse in the sheriff’s department


33 posted on 05/03/2010 5:12:35 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: wagglebee

“Michael says a court document gives him rights to the name Terri Schiavo and he says it means no one can use her name without her permission.”

She’s dead, you vile creep. You don’t own ANYTHING that is her’s. Her death released her from your constant need to control her. She is free. YOU are not.

She will forever and always be apart of the loving family who fought for her.


34 posted on 05/03/2010 5:13:10 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: freekitty

Gotta be. Hes a real scumbag,pardon my French. How does a non profit, profit? He just wishes he had the idea and was paying himself 100k a year.


35 posted on 05/03/2010 5:15:59 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: wagglebee
It's ridiculous. He killed her and imo, some big time euthanazi's have put him up to it. Wasn't his whole point that he wanted to do Terri's wishes? Isn't that why she was murdered based on that false premise? Somebody put MIkey up to this because IMO, the Sheriff's Dept. is cutting their budget. I bet it's about his job at the Sheriff's Dept.

He cannot say he just discovered that was the name of the Foundation. It's always been the name of the foundation. He cannot suddenly decide to enforce a document probably written along with a lot of other bogus documents maybe signed by the murderous Judge Greer, et al. Bring all the killers forward. Put Judge Greer on the stand. Maybe Mikey will get more than he bargained for by doing this stupid thing. Hang 'em all high.

36 posted on 05/03/2010 5:16:50 PM PDT by floriduh voter (BALLOON BOY: "WHO THE HELL IS WOLF? ")
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To: TruthConquers
She is free. YOU are not.

Amen!

37 posted on 05/03/2010 5:18:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: dennisw

The Sheriff’s Dept. just had a big public meeting about major budget cuts. They are cutting millions from their budget. I think this is all Sheriff Coates. Remember former Sheriff Rice QUIT the sheriff job to go unopposed to Tallahassee as a representative to vote to kill TERRI SCHIAVO. Open this door, Mikey and let’s bring everything back up again. In today’s climate against corruption, there’s no reason Sheriff Rice, et al can’t be forced to justify that they helped him murder Terri.


38 posted on 05/03/2010 5:19:12 PM PDT by floriduh voter (BALLOON BOY: "WHO THE HELL IS WOLF? ")
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To: floriduh voter

You’re not expecting murderers to be honest on the stand are you? ... Greer showed he has no regard for truth, so trusting his testimony would be foolish.


39 posted on 05/03/2010 5:19:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: floriduh voter

Hopefully mikey’s nurse job is on the chopping block


40 posted on 05/03/2010 5:22:44 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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What a vicious psycho mofo—— This gives me no doubt this psycho gave Teri her original injuries that lead to the vegetative state

It is beyond peradventure of doubt.

41 posted on 05/03/2010 5:23:16 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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Thanks for the new word in my vocabulary.


42 posted on 05/03/2010 5:25:46 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: MHGinTN

I’d like to see Greer on the stand. He’s FIVE YEARS older, must be about 70 by now. I’d like him to read back some of the b.s. that he signed off on. He’s still blind. He’s still a killer who cannot turn his office desk to see the beautiful Clearwater Bay because he’s afraid someone will ambush him.


43 posted on 05/03/2010 5:27:38 PM PDT by floriduh voter (BALLOON BOY: "WHO THE HELL IS WOLF? ")
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To: TruthConquers
Her death released her from your constant need to control her.

The oath of marriage says "Until death do us part."
Well, she's dead. The oath is now null and void.

44 posted on 05/03/2010 5:29:11 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: wagglebee

Unconscionable, but that fact was established long ago.


45 posted on 05/03/2010 5:31:10 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: MWestMom
I’m sure that God’s reason for keeping this human piece of excrement on the planet is a good one.

The Schindlers have an enormous faith, and have displayed it well throughout this entire evil ordeal. My thoughts are that is why Christ is letting them continue to take numerous hits from Satan; positive role models, if you will. Also, I tend to think Christ allows the worst sinners lots of time, so they can repent and be saved.
46 posted on 05/03/2010 5:32:50 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: wagglebee

He has to be in the Rat party. No other person could be this despicable.


47 posted on 05/03/2010 5:32:52 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: jesseam
Here he is campaigning for Ned Lamont a few years ago:


48 posted on 05/03/2010 5:38:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wiggen

He is a terrible person; a murderer as far as I am concerned.


49 posted on 05/03/2010 5:40:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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