While the DeLorean Motor Company made one of the most beautiful cars of all time, with its DMC-12, the company itself was a bit more troubled. And for mentioning those troubles on air, ABC’s new sitcom The Goldbergs has incurred the wrath of founder John DeLorean’s daughter, Kathryn. First, a little background. While the DMC-12 was immortalized in Back to the Future, by the time that movie was on screens, the company that made it was all but dead. Troubled by less-than-stellar business practices, even worse sales, and an ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland where the cars were made, the DeLorean Motor Company was fighting against the tide just to start. The company wasn’t doing so hot, to the point that Margaret Thatcher may have even wanted its famed founder dead. By 1982, its death was coming. In a desperate bid to find new investors, John DeLorean turned to a former-cocaine-smuggler-turned-FBI-informant. The FBI essentially set DeLorean up, and, fearing for his daughter’s life after perceived threats, he went through with the negotiations with his new “investors.” DeLorean was quickly arrested by the FBI for dealing cocaine, but he was acquitted because of the government’s entrapment. The Goldbergs referenced this whole… Read full this story
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