Conrad Murray documentary is 'shameless,' Jackson family says
The documentary, "Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship," was purchased by MSNBC from a British production company and is scheduled to air Friday and Monday.
"I've been speaking 2 Legal since yes2day 2 C how we can prevent this from being aired," LaToya Jackson tweeted Wednesday.
In a series of tweets, Jermaine Jackson said, "I hear all upset/frustrations re Murray doc. It's shameless & sickens me too, but I choose not to give it attention/controversy it craves."
"We've bigger battles to fight than against the meaningless words of a liar whose version of events was unanimously rejected by a jury," Jermaine Jackson tweeted.
He said not giving it attention is the best way to boycott the documentary.
"It doesn't matter to us if it was a production company, Comcast, NBC Universal or MSNBC that paid for 'access' to Dr. Murray because all are morally culpable," the letter states. "These are moral loopholes aimed at excusing a reprehensible program stemming from Michael Jackson's tragic death that not only will be aired, but which is being heavily promoted on The Today Show in order to boost ratings at a struggling cable network."
MSNBC representatives had said earlier that the cable channel did not pay for access to Murray or contribute to his legal defense.
The producer of the documentary, October Films, said it paid only $1 for two years of access to Murray and a behind-the-scenes look at his legal defense.
On Monday, a jury convicted Murray of involuntary manslaughter. He faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.
-- Kimi Yoshino
Photos: Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson
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