Media outlets are being offered a medical file about Michael Schumacher’s condition for at least EUR 50,000, Die Welt newspaper reported.
According to another major German daily, Bild-Zeitung, the great German’s manager Sabine Kehm described the news as “horrifying and disgusting”.
In a media statement, she said the medical documents, which cannot be authenticated, are nonetheless “clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved.
A statement from Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm read: “For several days stolen documents and data are being offered for sale. The offer claims them to be the medical file of Michael Schumacher.
“We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved.
“We expressly advise that both the purchase and the publication of such documents and data is forbidden. The contents of any medical files are totally private and confidential and must not made available to the public.
“We will therefore, in every single case, press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file.
“We trust for your understanding.”
London’s Times newspaper said the file has been offered to publications in the past days in Britain, Germany and France.