Shonda Schilling is outraged that the media played up the estate sale she had with her husband, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, as a desperate effort to get money, and in a Facebook post, said the family decided to downsize.
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“We are not doing this because we have lost everything and need the money. Media, talk shows, newspapers you have once again tried to humiliate my husband and my family. It is truly what is wrong with the world today. That anyone would want to see someone fall so badly that they would assume and write the headlines that were written this week are pathetic,” Schiller wrote in a long post on her Facebook page
. “So I will close by telling you that even though you made me sad with all your comments this week YOU WILL NOT BREAK THIS FAMILY. You see what we have always known and most people can not grasp through all of this is that what ever will sell, give away, or donate this weekend possessions don't make you happy. We still have each other and an amazing community to surround us.”
In her post, Schilling wrote that part of the reason for the decision was to give their son Grant, who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, the opportunity to model the behavior of other children who live nearby.
Curt Schilling has faced the loss of his company with an accompanying loss of reportedly $50 million of his own money, a lawsuit by Rhode Island for economic development loans made to the company, and a heart attack in the past few years.
Schilling’s supporters jumped onto her Facebook page to show their disgust for what the media has done to the family.
“You have always been so strong and your family deserves none of the tabloid drama....it's all clueless and mindless people who are trying to make a story where there is none,” wrote one woman. “I hate that your family and especially your kids have to go through this crap. You are one of the strongest people I've ever met and I wish only the best for you guys because you truly deserve it.”
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