Michael Schumacher’s Family Demands ‘Bunte’ After Claiming Formula One Racer ‘Can Walk Again’
German news magazine “Bunte” are now facing legal action after reporting that the Formula One ace racer Michael Schumacher can walk again.
While skiing in the Alps in 2013, the 48-year old F1 racer has smashed his head on a rock causing him to spend six months under coma. He is said to have suffered a horrific head injuries and has been recovering at his home in Switzerland.
However, “Bunte” recently claimed that Michael can walk again with the help of his therapists. His lawyer, Felix Damm claims that the report was absurd telling the court “he cannot walk” and was unable to stand, as reported by Daily Star.
A ruling of the case against “Bunte” is expected to come out on May 5. Earlier, the Hamburg regional court postponed the verdict for undisclosed reasons.
The Schumacher’s are now demanding a compensation payout of 100,000 euros against the magazine. The report, which was published in December 2015, featured a photo of Michael on the cover with the headline: “He can walk again.”
And to give light to the situation, his manager Sabine Kehm issued an official statement. “Unfortunately, we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true. Unfortunately, they also give false hopes to many involved people.”
Reports reveal that the speculation regarding Michael’s bettering condition came after his 18-year old son, Mick, opened-up about his “role model” father in an interview.
Meanwhile, his friend Sebastian Vettel recently unveiled his plan to pay a special tribute against Michael during this year’s Chinese Grand Prix. The 29-year old Ferrari driver will be wearing a helmet dedicated to the legendary racer, Stuff reported.
A picture of Michael’s former F1 car will be feature in the helmet and will be designed by Jens Munser, a famous F1helmet designer from Germany. He had also worked closely with Michael in the past.
Michael won his 91st and final Formula One victory at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix and has won five consecutive world titles when he was with Ferrari.
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