Michael Jackson's estate is incensed, albeit legally powerless to ax a documentary about the late singer's autopsy on the Discovery Channel.
The upcoming special set to run in the UK features a reenactment of MJ's autopsy. The King of Pop's fans and executors alike are irate over it.
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Co-Executors John Branca and John McClain lambasted the network for "cynically attempting to dupe the public into believing this has serious medical value."
Branca and McClain can't legally stop the Jan. 13 special exploiting Michael's death, so they're mounting a press offensive in hopes of shaming Discovery.
The L.A. County Coroner is with them, too. Producers from Discovery went to Asst. Chief Coroner Ed Winter earlier this year and were told to kiss off.
"I told them no, we had no interest and it was a pending case," Winter said. "It's unprofessional. I wouldn't do it anyway out of respect for the family."
Producers did get a copy of the Coroner's report, which is public record.