"Survivor" Suspect's Dad Engineers Payola Challenge
From Media Bistro:
Just when you thought the media circus surrounding Hollywood criminal trial proceedings couldn’t get any more tasteless, along comes David Beresford-Redman (pictured). Moments after the denial yesterday of producer-son Bruce’s motion for the dismissal of a Mexican murder warrant for the April Cancun death of daughter-in-law Monica, there was dear old dad, hawking the couple’s three used cars on the steps of a U.S. District Court building.
Pops proudly explained that the first media outlet to come up with an aggregate buyer for a 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster, 2003 Porsche Targa and 2004 Chevy Suburban will enjoy the privilege of an exclusive interview with the vehicle owner that is still alive. Per a report by CNN’s Alan Duke, he then added this egregious kicker:
The $56,000 raised from the sale would go to the [couple's] young children, he said.
It’s bad enough that the ratio of embattled interview subjects demanding compensation for media sitdowns continues to creep upwards. But when that compensation, unbelievably, involves the murder victim’s personal possessions, it’s beyond offensive. Shame on you, Grandpa.