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MJ Estate Furious Over Unauthorized Documentary

6/24/2010 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's estate is lashing out at the people behind a new MJ documentary set to debut in Japan tomorrow -- claiming fans are being duped into believing the flick was authorized by Team MJ.

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The estate has released a scathing statement claiming that Flamingo Features is promoting the movie in a way that is misleading MJ's fans into believing the film -- shot by former MJ confidante Marc Schaffel -- was properly authorized.

The estate also makes it clear it doesn't endorse the flick and none of the profits will benefit MJ's children. They also note that the movie is not allowed to contain any of Michael's music.

Schaffel doesn't appear to be bothered -- the above photo was taken moments ago at the movie premiere in Tokyo ... where Schaffel took the stage and told fans Katherine Jackson sent along her best wishes.

Tuesday, we shot video of Schaffel and Debbie Rowe boarding a plane to Tokyo.

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bunny    

The Estate DID do something to commemorate Michael: they gave away half a million of his children's dollars to LA city to help make AEG look good.

1545 days ago
17.

Darlene    

Shaking head!!

1545 days ago
18.

dd    

Debbie Rowe sure knows how to follow the money, can't visit her kids though.

1545 days ago
19.

nita    

They dont own mj estate they work for the estate. They need to shut the f4uck up and make money for the estate. They just mad cause they cant get their hands on nothing to steal.



1545 days ago
20.

nita    

I would love to see this movie! Is it coming to the united states?

1545 days ago
21.

rock    

who cares he's did kids are safe now

1545 days ago
22.

rock    

who cares he is dead and kids are safe

1545 days ago
23.

Bonnie    

Force the Media to Clear MJ's name ! It's Time!



Support MJJ MJ Justice 2010



Sign this petition!!!!!



http://www.thepetitionsite.com/23/michael-jackson-justice-media-lies-corrected



Repost this request and also read



Michael Jackson Justice 2010 project... asking ppl to use the link in the videos and letter (cont) http://tl.gd/20s0no ...

1545 days ago
24.

Ginger    

My comments to the Jackson family (not MJ's poor kids, tho) is this: boooo hoooooo Get off your butts and go to work.

1545 days ago
25.

Lisa    

Everybody wants a piece of MJ, even now. He's rolling over in his grave yelling, "will everyone please shut the hell up?! I'm trying to get some sleep!" And BTW, I checked the listings, jerky Jermaine IS going to be interviewed with Larry King on Friday night about MJ. I'm sure that shot at the cemetary will be on that show. Nice, all just wonderful people. MJ should have stayed in Ireland, he was doing so well there.

1545 days ago
26.

whoareyou    

Just because there is a comment regarding MJ, the "Estate" doesn't need to profit from it. And, I don't believe the children will be financially hurt by this movie. Geez.

1545 days ago
27.

rioglen    

They r only furious because they are not getting the profits....buch of s***bags...

1545 days ago
28.

uma    

MICHAEL JACKSON'S KIDS DON'T NEED A BILLION DOLLARS TO LIVE. IF THE $60...0 MILLIONS THEY HAVE NOW IS NOT ENOUGH, LET THEM GET A JOB WHEN THEY TURN 18 YRS OLD. I SAY SCREW THE KIDS. JOE JACKSON, YOU RAISED M.J GO GET YOU SOME MONEY.

1545 days ago
29.

Michaels Ramona    

wow. no one really commented on this. Not surprised. I don't trust debbie. When MJ was alive... her and Marc S. Went to the Ivy and had lunch together. Why was she having lunch at a publicized place with a man who was a shady individual in MJ's life. She wanted something out of MJ like everyone else that screwed him over.

1545 days ago
30.

TSIG    

Looks as if Debbie and Marc have been stopping by the Dunkin Donuts shop a little too often, or drinking too many beers together. They look like a perfect match. Come to think of it, Lisa Marie Presley and Arnie Klein must have been joining them. Everybody just blew up! WTH are they eatin?!? Who could eat so much that each person becomes the size of two people?!?



I really hate to bring this up, but it appears that Marc may actually be the bio parent, not Arnie Klein.

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