"Spiritual Warrior" James Ray Gives Sweat Lodge Victim's Family $5K; Gee Thanks
The self-help guru who organized the "Spiritual Warrior" sweat lodge retreat near Sedona that left three people dead and dozens injured is offering his condolences in the form of a check -- too bad it's for about half as much as the victims paid to go and sit in a sweat tent.
Virginia Brown, the mother of Kirby Brown, told CNN's Larry King that she received a sympathy card from Ray about two weeks after her daughter tragically died in the sweat tent. Along with the card -- a check for $5,000.
"It's laughable," Virginia Brown said on Larry King Live Monday night. "My daughter paid twice that to go to his event."
Victims reportedly paid as much as $9,000 for the retreat, which was promised to be "one of the most intense experiences of their lives."
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Well, that part's got to be true.
On the card, Ray wrote to the victim's mom: "Please accept this financial assistance." On the check he penned "In honor of Kirby Brown."
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