Thursday, August 20, 2009

Protest over Million $ Prize

More than two dozen protesters showed up at the law offices of the bankruptcy for Kathy Cox in Newnan, Georgia yesterday. She promised to give the $1 million she won on a TV show to the state schools for the deaf and blind: the Georgia School for the Deaf, the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and the Georgia Academy for the Blind. But after she declared bankruptcy, that donation was in question. The prize money could go to creditors. Her attorney did not meet with the demonstrators but has said he is working to free the money up. Some of the creditors have withdrawn their claim to the prize money. Georgia's Attorney General has issued an opinion that the money should go to the schools. She won the money on the Fox show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? The network says it will not give out the prize until there is an agreement on who should get the money. If there is no agreement, Fox says it will let the courts decide.