05.23.2018

Michael Jackson Estate Objects to ABC TV's Documentary on Days Leading Up to His Death

Michael Jackson Estate Objects to ABC TV's Documentary on Days Leading Up to His Death Image via Mark Baker/Getty

The Michael Jackson estate has objected to an ABC TV special premiering on Thursday, which focuses on the end of Jackson’s life, viewing the programming as exploitative.

According to The Kansas City Star, the two-hour documentary The Last Days of Michael Jackson wasn’t sponsored or approved by Jackson’s family, and will probably infringe on their intellectual property rights.

“We want consumers to know that The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a television special airing on ABC TV (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) tomorrow May 24, is not sponsored or approved by the Estate of Michael Jackson,” the estate told Complex over email. “It is particularly disheartening that Disney, a company known to strongly believe in protecting its own IP rights, would choose to ignore these rights belonging to the Estate.”

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