Interesting way to deal with a horrible situation that these fellas found themselves into. Glad to see the rescue operation is going well, Godspeed. Fiona Govan writes in the Telegraph:
The 33 trapped Chilean miners have moved to stop any individual from profiting at the expense of the group, drawing up a legal contract to share the proceeds from the story of their ordeal.
The men have called in a lawyer to draw up a contract ensuring they will equally profit from the lucrative media deals they expect to secure for sharing the story of their two month survival in the hope that they never have to work again.
The group have already rejected requests for interviews and have instead made plans to jointly write a book about the days spent trapped below the Atacama Desert following the mine collapse on August 5.
The details of the discussions between the men were disclosed in a letter by one of the miners to his wife.
“We have received offers to be filmed and interviewed by national television,” Yonni Barrios, 50, wrote in the letter sent up to the surface last week. “But we didn’t accept because we are going to form a foundation and all our daily experiences during our time down here will go into a book and other projects.”
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