Michael Schumacher’s family has revealed its struggle in battling to bury “secret” photos of the Formula 1 legend that were stolen by a friend three years after his skiing mishap.
Michael’s friend reportedly stole these personal images from the family’s former house in Lake Geneva and auctioned them for $1.1 million, as reported by The Sun.
There have literally been no photos or videos of Michael that have been made public ever since his accident in the Alps.
While it led to a medically-induced coma in its aftermath, it is believed that Michael woke a year later.
However, his exact health details are largely known only be his immediate family.
The anonymous photographer reportedly took these images and videos at the Schumacher residence.
Police has confirmed that “the unknown person” has tried to sell this exclusive footage of Schumacher at a number of outlets across Europe.
What is even more hurtful to the Schumachers is the fact that this person was reportedly a close friend of Michael’s.
It was confirmed by German prosecutors in Offenburg that the unknown person had taken “secret” pictures and was selling them off for $1.1 million.
While an investigation into the whole matter was launched the moment these images were attempted to be sold, police has now put it on hold. This has left Corinna Schumacher, wife of Michael, far from happy.
When Corinna spoke about Michael
Corinna has stuck strong with Michael Schumacher ever since his tragic skiing accident.
The exact health of Michael has been kept under wraps from the public and this is largely accepted as the way the iconic F1 driver would have liked things.
While Corinna rarely speaks about him in the public forum, she recently broke her silence during an interview.
Collecting an award on his behalf, Corrina struggled to hold back her tears.
“I have never blamed God for what happened,” Corinna said.
“It was just really bad luck – all the bad luck anyone can have in life.
“It’s always terrible when you say, ‘Why is this happening to Michael or us?’ But then why does it happen to other people?”
“Of course, I miss Michael every day. But it’s not just me who misses him.
“It’s the children, the family, his father, everyone around him.
“I mean, everybody misses Michael, but Michael is here. Different, but he’s here and that gives us strength, I find.”