MIDLAND, Tex. — The parents of Jessica McClure said Thursday that they have no plans to turn the child's 58-hour ordeal in an abandoned water well into a book, movie or magazine story.
Chip and Reba McClure, both 18, told reporters that the National Enquirer offered "hundreds of thousands of dollars" for their story.
But Reba McClure said the family has no interest in selling the story. It has been approached by screenwriters and authors also, she said.
"It's easy for me to turn down all that money," she said. "It's Jessica's story, and, if she wants to tell it when she gets older, she will. It's not our story, it's hers. We're not interested in exploiting her."