La Toya Jackson has accused a TV network of being “morally reprehensible” for planning to air a documentary about Dr. Conrad Murray.
Conrad was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of La Toya’s brother Michael Jackson on November 7. American television network MSNBC is planning to air the documentary Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship, which follows Conrad in the two years leading up to his trial.
La Toya is outraged by the broadcast.
"I feel it morally reprehensible to cloak a murderer and convicted felon with celebrity status, which the airing of Dr. Murray's views will undoubtedly accomplish," La Toya wrote in a letter to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, which was obtained by TMZ. "This becomes even more egregious since Michael is sadly and obviously unable to defend himself against whatever allegations may be made."
La Toya implores the network to allow the Jackson family to view the documentary before it is aired to the American public.
"I understand that legally MSNBC is protected by the [American Constitution’s] first amendment. I ask at the very least MSNBC permit my family to view the tape amongst ourselves in advance of its airing to the public. Mr. Griffin, take a moment to put yourself in our shoes and appreciate our suffering for the past two years,” La Toya wrote.
MSNBC representatives claim that Conrad did not and will not make any money from the documentary. The network also claims that the company did not contribute to Conrad’s legal defence in any way, through monetary means or advice.
Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship is scheduled to air in America tomorrow and Monday of next week on MSNBC.
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