Moore Pays Foe’s Health Bills
Posted on May 18, 2007
Michael Moore is enjoying major buzz at the Cannes Film Festival for his new film, “Sicko,” about the U.S. healthcare system. Meanwhile, one of his staunchest detractors has discovered that the anonymous benefactor who paid off his sick wife’s $12,000 yearly medical insurance bill was none other than the documentary filmmaker.
Rush & Molloy:
We can now confirm to Kenefick that his secret benefactor is none other than the dreaded, detestable, loathsome Michael Moore.
Moore didn’t contact us. We heard it on our own. Yesterday, his reps said they couldn’t reach the director, who is in France getting ready for tomorrow’s screening at Cannes of his new movie, “Sicko.”
One friend of Moore’s did say, “We sure are happy Jim’s wife received the care she needed.”
Kenefick admitted the $12,000 “was like manna from heaven at that time. ... My business was almost dead, my wife was very, very ill, and I was racking up a few little health problems of my own. That money made it possible for us to begin to turn our lives around.”
AP Photo / Chitose Suzuki
Michael Moore isn’t getting much credit from the critic whose family he helped.