November 9, 2011 21:56
Michael Jackson's estate call for new Conrad Murray documentary to be axed
Controversial film is set to be aired in the US this Friday (November 11)
The show - Michael Jackson And The Doctor: A Fatal Friendship - which features footage from in depth interviews with Murray filmed in 2009 shortly after Jackson's death, is due to air on American TV news network MSNBC on Friday (November 11).
An interview with Murray by NBC News correspondent Savannah Guthrie is also set to air, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The late singer's estate have branded the decision "irresponsible" just days after Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's death.
A statement issued by the estate read:
Like so many of Michael's fans, the Estate is also disgusted by MSNBC's irresponsible and inexplicable decision to air a Conrad Murray 'documentary'.
It added: "The Co-Executors, John Branca and John McClain, are sending a letter to the top executives at Comcast, NBC Universal and MSNBC to express their disdain for their actions."
Meanwhile, Murray has been placed on suicide watch in prison, following his conviction.
The 58-year-old physician is expected to face up to four years in prison and lose his license to practise medicine when he is sentenced on November 29.
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