Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Schumacher’s family to sue magazine for fake interview

The family of Michael Schumacher, a historic Formula 1 driver, will take legal action against the German magazine Die Aktuelle after spreading a false interview about the former driver.

According to information from ESPN, the Kaiser’s family did not take well to the publication of the weekly, where they assured they had “answers from Michael Schumacher himself.”

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This interview caused outrage worldwide, due to the state of health of the German, who suffered a serious accident in 2013 and which keeps him out of public life.

The 54-year-old Schumacher’s family jealously protects the privacy of the former champion, who has not been seen in public since his accident. Almost no information has been leaked about his state of health.

It was in the last edition of the magazine where he aimed to have an exclusive interview with the seven-time world champion in Formula 1.

“No sparse, nebulous half-sentences from friends. Your answers. By Michael Schumacher. Here it is: the amazing interview! With redemptive answers to the most burning questions everyone has been asking for so long,” he reads.

But, within the interview it is pointed out that it was generated by the application character.aian AI that can simulate words from famous people.

In some of the answers that the publication points out about this false interview, they go about their state of health.

“It was a horrible moment for my wife, my children and the whole family”; “I was so seriously injured that I remained for months in a kind of artificial coma because, otherwise, my body would not have been able to handle everything”; “I have had a difficult time, but the hospital team has managed to bring me back to my family,” she said.

It should be remembered that it was in 2013 when Michael Schumacher suffered a corner accident, after his retirement from F1.


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