Sailor Girl’s Dad Says He’s No Longer Dealing with Company Making Reality Show: ‘They were assuming Abigail was going to die out there…so we cut the ties.’

Jun 15, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Laurence Sunderland, the father of the 16-year old girl from Thousand Oaks, Calif. who recently aborted her attempt to sail solo around the world, said that he has broken all ties with Magnetic Entertainment, which had planned to do a reality TV show about the Sunderlands, the Los Angeles Times reports.

According to the article, "Magnetic did some initial filming but could not sell the show, said Sunderland, a shipbuilder. He also had a falling out with the partners over the angle they wanted to take, he said. ‘They were assuming Abigail was going to die out there,’ he said. ‘They were relying on her dying, and so we cut the ties.’ "

Latest word from Abigail herself–who goes by Abby–is that she wants to write a book about her experience, the article says.

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