"She" hasn't earned anything yet...IF the Judge approves the trust, she will probably get just enough to house, feed and clothe the brood. Believe it.... this woman hasn't "won" anything. If, and that is a big if.....she even makes it another few years as the Head of Household, she won't have realistically earned anything.And back to my original point, if it weren't for the types that keep writing in forums about her travails, then there would be no reality show. Blame Scout.
blame the internet
Blame human nature. The net has little to do with this. If this happened last century, PT Barnum would have her on a stage with a sign saying 'see the little egresses' ( google it )...
I love ya guys, but when in the hole, stop digging. Let's look at the facts as are known now:
she inked a quarter million deal with a company that brought us 'biggest loser', so they know what they are doing. Enter Gloria Allred, who is going to make sure the kids get that cash. More on this later.
She will now have a 2 hour NATIONAL show on FOX. In terms of 'exposure' even an off season friday night 2 hour show would cost more then any of us see in our lifetimes, if WE had to pay for it. This show alone would guarantee a moderate book success.
She now has a lawyer, an agent, and is shopping for another entertainment lawyer. She will get residuals. . That means anytime it runs after the intial deal, she or her brood keep getting paid. Get it?
On top of THAT, she WILL get a ghostwriter and she WILL pen a book. It WILL happen. With all this exposure, she would be an idiot not to. She may just be that idiotic, but not her agent and lawyer. Cha-ching.
On top of that, this show will not air in the continental USA. Look, I've been in media a while. Howard Stern never once got on ATL radio: because the Cox sisters made sure that brand of 'radio' would not 'damage' our kids
When Howard went to sat, guess which city was #2 in Siruis sells? Atlanta.And were only a 11 market when Howard really got going. Now were #8.. Because: alot of people moved here who could not get it anymore, and told thier friends about it. This will happen with Octomom. Because we cannot get it here, some folks will seek it out. If it's done right ( think John and Kate, Little People ) then TLC would be stupid not to air this show next season in sweeps with the tag line 'see the show that was banned in the USA'!', and they will just show season one while the UK company is producing season 2 or 3. Fella's trust me on this one. They wont do that for 'free'. More $$, more residuals.
Now, add it up. The show. The book deal. Interviews. I would not be surprised if some fool makes a made for TV lifetime movie about her, which , you guessed it, even more $$$.
The only thing that can derail this gravy train is the interference of the courts. Since it hasn't happened yet, I think she goes the way of J&K+8, and does in fact make $$$$. That's your only hope, really, hope a california judge has some sense and puts a stop to all this. I humbly submit that Wease knows more about the courts then I, so maybe he's right. If the judge takes her kids away, she would be screwed, As long as she has those kids, she better start painting that bus and teaching those tykes to sing and dance.
I'm always willing to wager guys. Even the fun mean nothing bets. It just makes it more fun. If this woman goes broke, I'll go to a home Falcons game dressed as her. If she makes $$, I'll get free legal advice from Wease and a postcard from BB.
BTW:my stepmom watches that John and Kate show..... She even knows all the names of those kids on the show, and thier personalities!! I often wondered about how this is going to affect those kids years from now. How about growing up, and watching the season where your dad falls in love with another woman and leaves mommy? It sucks enough, but it has to suck even worse if the whole world gets to watch, too. There just aint enough $$$ in the world for that kind of special abuse.