Forest Fen’s infamous treasure hunt is still excavating the conflict.
A dedicated explorer who reportedly spent large sums of money chasing down chests of gold and jewelry, Fenn went into hiding in the Rocky Mountains in 2010 – a year-long search that killed five people – claims that Her representative is ruined by a writer who “bankrupts” her in a book about treasure hunt.
Stephanie Thirtikre has sued Daniel Burberry and Penguin Random House over the subject “Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death and Glory in America’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt”.
ThirtyCre launched a blog about the victim called ChessChat and wrote a book suggesting that Fenn may have been DB Cooper, the mysterious man who hijacked a plane in 1971, demanded $200,000 in cash, and got out of the plane. Disappeared in the Pacific Northwest after the jump.
Thirtyacre claims that he “categorically forbade” Burberry from using his name.
“She would eventually spend well in six figures on useless searches, go bankrupt, and see her marriage as a direct result of her involvement in the pursuit,” Barbarisi wrote of ThirtyCre, in Manhattan Supreme Court papers. I said that he has not filed. bankruptcy.
A search of court records showed no bankruptcy filing for ThirtyAcre, who told The Post through his attorney that his financial situation was “fine. I pay all my bills and have zero debt and have never been in bankruptcy.” not filed for
The Florida woman insists that Burberry agree to give her privacy, and did not know that he was also searching for Fenn’s treasure.
“I felt very comfortable sharing things with Dan under this secrecy and even shared possible solutions [to the treasure hunt], Until his book came out, I didn’t know that he was also considered an explorer and was not just under the umbrella of a journalist,” she said.
The author never promised ThirtyCre that he would not use his name, and used the word “bankrupt” in a “colloquial” manner, a lawyer for the publisher told him, according to a letter included in the legal filing, which was unspecified. wants damages.
The search for Fein’s treasure ended in the summer of 2020, when a medical student said he found it. Fenn died in September 2020 at the age of 90 after a fall in his home.
ThirtyCre’s claim is “meritless”, a lawyer for Penguin Random House and Burberry, calling the book “deeply researched and responsibly reported”.
“Multiple sources, including Forrest Fenn herself, confirmed that Ms. Thirtikre exhausted her savings in a treasure hunt,” attorney Daniel Nowak said in a statement.