Jacksons Want Murray Documentary Axed

Lawyers demand MSNBC pull 'Fatal Friendship'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2011 12:28 AM CST

Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson and MSNBC shouldn't be airing a documentary that shifts the blame back to the singer, lawyers for the Jackson estate say. Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship is scheduled to air tomorrow night, but the Jackson lawyers are demanding that the "reprehensible" tell-all documentary be shelved, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In an angry letter to MSNBC, even the documentary's name is slammed by the lawyers. "Since when was Dr. Murray ever Michael Jackson's friend? Since when does any doctor—let alone any friend—act in such an irresponsible manner in the care and treatment of another human being?" they ask. The documentary's producers say they only paid $1 for access to Murray, a figure the lawyers dispute. Click here for more on the documentary—including Michael Jackson's last words. (More Michael Jackson stories.)

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