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Quasi-celebrity Patricia Krentcil - better known as the “Tanning Mom” - intends to make a movie based on her life so she can earn back the money she lost on legal fees.
The stay-at-home mother of five talked to In Touch Weekly about her emotionally distressing journey over this past year. She described how her children were “badgered” at school and how her family was “mentally abused” by the public. She said, “What they did to me was not right.”
Krentcil catapulted into the spotlight in May 2012 when her excessively bronzed face hit the news after a charge of child endangerment. She pleaded not guilty in Superior Court to the claim that her now 6-year-old daughter, Anna, suffered burns from a tanning bed.
According to NJ.com, Krentcil acknowledged that her daughter often accompanied her to the salon, but when it came to letting the girl tan Krentcil stated, “I’d never endanger her life by putting her under the ultraviolet light.”
After escaping indictment, the New Jersey native told In Touch she wants to use her newfound fame to get back the money that was meant for her children’s futures but instead was used on her own legal fees. “I have to rectify that. It’s not even near being over.”
In Touch reports that Krentcil has been offered several modeling gigs, but that the movie is expected to give her family a fresh financial start.