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MJ Estate:

Discovery Channel is

'Debased, Sick'

12/29/2010 5:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's estate is unleashing its fury on Discovery Channel for advertising an upcoming TV special set to run in the UK featuring a reenactment of MJ's autopsy.

Discovery Channel Michael Jackson Autopsy
Co-Executors John Branca and John McClain fired off a vitriolic letter to the Prez of Discovery -- obtained by TMZ -- in which they accuse the network of operating in "shockingly bad taste ... motivated solely by your blind desire to exploit Michael's death, while cynically attempting to dupe the public into believing this show will have serious medical value."

The Co-Executors are particularly outraged by a print ad, depicting a corpse sprawled on a gurney, covered by a sheet with a sequined glove sticking out.

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Branca and McClain apparently realize they can't legally stop the show -- set to air on January 13 -- but they are appealing to Discovery's moral decency to cancel the program.

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76.

cawobeth    

we'll see Susie; time is up to God for there is only timelessness.
Certainly there is more to come.

1357 days ago
77.

Che    

''Tihs picture Discovery uses to advertise says it all
This is blatant Bad tatse and exploitation of our
dear Michael. Certainly not for educational purposes

Let us entertain you
Step right up Step right up Ladies and gentlemen
watch Michael Jackson being sliced and diced before
you very eyes. ''

-exactly.. the sparkly glove thing is ridiculous

1357 days ago
78.

I Chinee    

Posted at 12:43 PM on Dec 29, 2010 by And thats the truth

WTF?! There ain't no way I'd want to be more like Europe!

1357 days ago
79.

aj    

I think the true fans wouldn't want to see him this way. I want to remember him alive. Whoever watches this is not a fan!!!!!!

1357 days ago
80.

cawobeth    

Meanwhile, media can serve to wake some people up to how low other media will go. Unfortunately, this report could boost ratings of who's being sighted here.
What a vicious circle this issue is - - -
Does anyone get it ?

1357 days ago
81.

Siggisis    

It is a vulgar display of what goes for decency on tv these days. Because you can put on any program does not make it right. Yes, I can choose not to watch, but that is not the issue. When did we stop being human beings with common decency and respect for the deceased? What about his little children? That is basically what is wrong with society today, some people think it is okay to do anything.
Here are the addresses, emails and phone numbers if you would like to express disgust with Oprah and the Discovery Channel.

1: Write a letter to:

Nicolas Bonard
Senior Vice President
Discovery Enterprises International Discovery Networks Europe/Oprah Winfrey Network
Chiswick Park Building 2
566 Chiswick High Road
London,
W4 5YB
UK

and:

David Zaslav
President and CEO
Discovery Communications
1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD
20910

and:

Dr. Hunter who will perform the mock MJ autopsy

Michael D. Hunter, M.D.
3737 Frankford Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32405

theforensicdoc@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This is Dr. Hunter's email address

2: Email

david_zaslav@discovery.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Absolute head of Discovery. President and CEO

Nicolas_Bonard@discovery-europe.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2nd in command & Senior Vice President of Discovery Europe

Lucy_Radcliffe@discovery-europe.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Lucy Radcliffe is the assistant to Nicolas Bonard.

mark_hollinger@discovery.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Mark Holilinger is president of Discovery Networks International.

http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations Discovery's Viewer Relation in-house complaints area.

*Once you have written and sent your letters, please also send a copy to mjj@innocent.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a mass mailing to Discovery which is planned for January 2nd. Time is of the essence!


3: Calls
Mr. Bonard's assistant Lucy Radcliffe has a direct phone line.
From US call: 011 44 208 811 3033
From UK call: 0208 811 3033

Finally, as stated previously, the Estate has no legal recourse against the program but perhaps the Los Angeles District Attorney might be able to speak to UK authorities and request them to intervene. It’s worth a shot.

LETTER TO LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY - UPDATE: The email address we posted for the LA District Attorney was incorrect! Please see the correct email address below.


http://da.co.la.ca.us/ This is the site of the Los Angeles District Attorney. You can leave a message here and email.

The site says that they will not discuss any impending criminal case with anyone, and rightly so. However, that does not mean WE cannot communicate with them regarding this DiscoveryUK program, it’s possible airing on youtube in the United States and how it may prejudice the pending case of Dr. Conrad Murray.
Please use their webmail address: webmail@da.county.gov This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

UPDATE: There is another step to this plan.

4. Ask Your Cable Provider
Contact your Cable providers and tell them you want to remove Discovery from your TV lineup and explain to them WHY. We want the Cable provider to know we are NOT happy. If removal is not possible, ask how to use your Parental Control option on your TV to actually block Discovery. This will affect the sponsors of their programs and their corporate bottom line.


Source: MJFC / MJJJusticeProject / CNN.com
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Posted at 2:08 PM on Dec 29, 2010 by Kash

Thank you. No harm in posting those addresses again.

1357 days ago
82.

Linda    

This is really sick. I bet the Jacksons are upset about this. I sure alot of people that are complaining about this show. WILL WATCH IT. tell me you wont. Anything MJ people will watch. Out of all the movies they could make about MJ they pick a autopsy. Sick People. What are they going to reveal that people dont already know. He wore a wig. he was almost bald. He had scares from surgery.A piece of his nose was missing. what the hell are they going to show that people dont know. I would think a autopsy should be closed records for the privacy of the family. Maybe someday they will make it illegal . I think all court records should be private. Someone gets divorced and TMZ print out everything for people to read. its really nobodys business.I pray they change the laws because of privacy.

1357 days ago
83.

lovemj    

disinter, aq, whoever the hell else that likes to say "he was found not guilty, that doesn't mean innocent", of course it means he was found innocent! a person is INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, he was not proven guilty, i.e. he is innocent. you say the not guilty verdict could mean anything - your statements can mean only one thing; you're stupid as hell and need to leave this man alone. and don't come off with that OJ found not guilty shi t. neither you nor i know for a fact that HE was guilty either! i for one think he took the rap for his son, but that's just my opinion. i don't know and will not make a statement as if i do...try it sometimes, you may have an opinion, but you don't KNOW shi t!

1357 days ago
84.

Jah36    

His "estate" should show its moral decency and apologize to all the kids that MJ molested.

1357 days ago
85.

He's Crap    

If it was all about "science," why do they run an ad with the glove sticking out from under the blanket? An opportunistic, vulture-like move by the Discovery Channel.

1357 days ago
86.

tgrfan42069    

reponse to tgrfan42069.. you LIAR. all liars will have their place in the lake of fire..revelation. anything for attention huh?? you have no proof. he was found innocent of all charges and it was all trumped up extortion..disgusting you moron. get a life.
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im a liar for saying he was found not guilty by a jury of his fans?? pretty much the same as oj who clearly did it and guilty people skate free every day..those arent lies they are facts my friend.speaking of lakes of fire.im sure MJ is there right now after all he was a huge drug addict.

1357 days ago
87.

susie    

Drug addicts don't go to heaven stupid

Posted at 2:30 PM on Dec 29, 2010 by mjblewboys
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Oh my... and now we have God on this board!!!

1357 days ago
88.

mysteria333    

I WOULD LEAVE MY BELOVED CHILDREN TO SLEEP IN MICHAELS BED AND WOULD'NT HAVE A CONCERN IN THE WORLD...IN FACT ITS THE ONE PLACE ON EARTH I KNOW THEY'D BE COMPLETELY SAFE AND THEY'D HAVE A WONDROUS TIME,, IN FACT I'D LEAVE MY CHILDREN TO SLEEP IN BED WITH MICHAEL AND WOULD NOT GIVE IT A SECOND THOUGHT..MICHAEL IS A KIND ,,M CARING ,, RESPONSIBLE AND GENTLE SOUL,, AND I TRUST HIM COMPLETELY WITH MY CHILDREN ,, MY GRAND CHILDREN ,, MY MONEY ,, WHAT EVER ,, AND BELIEVE ME THERE IS RARELY ANYONE I'D TRUST LIKE THAT !!1 I TRUST MICHAEL BEFORE I'D TRUST MY CHILDRENS FATHER ,, AND THATS A FACT !!! AND ONE DAY SOON I SHALL REVEAL MY TRUE IDENTITY TO EVERYONE AND THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW I'M SO POSITIVE LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHERS THAT THIS YOUNG MAN IS SO COMPLETELY TRUSTWORTHY...HE IS TRULY A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING,,MAY GOD BLESS HIS WONDERFUL SOUL..

1357 days ago
89.

Margarida Maria    

I do not agree to this set of do***ents to be presented in 13 January 2011, in the canal 64.
For what this everything ? Money ? Plus a scandal ?
And the family of Michael Jackson does not say nothing, does not make nothing ?
I think that this set of do***ents is a confront for one person, a disrespect the human dignity.
Michael Jackson as all human person, deserves respect.
Where Michael Jackson will be, it deserves to be left in peace.

1357 days ago
90.

Siggisis    

Oh my... and now we have God on this board!!!

Posted at 2:38 PM on Dec 29, 2010 by susie

Good one, susie!

1357 days ago
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