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Jackson Estate 'Pleased' Discovery Pulled Doc

12/31/2010 6:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The co-executors of Michael Jackson's estate think Discovery Channel did the right thing when they yanked a documentary from their UK schedule that was to feature a reenactment of MJ's autopsy.

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A rep for John Branca and John McClain tells TMZ, "The co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson are pleased that Discovery Channel made the correct decision in choosing to cancel this exploitative program."

The co-executors went on to say they feel Michael's fans played a large role in Discovery's decision, saying, "While Discovery cited legal proceedings and our request as the reasons for its decision, none of this would have happened had it not been for the incredible passion displayed by countless Michael Jackson fans worldwide who knew they stood as one and that their voices could not be ignored."

As for any future plans to air the show, Branca and McClain said, "We are hopeful that this show will never run in any market in the future."

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16.

maizieful    

terrible such a thing would even be a possibility. great to have some high powered lawyers to threaten discovery channel. love you michael jackson. RIP

1307 days ago
17.

MJ215062009    

THATS THE POWER OF MJ FANS!!!! WE AIN'T TAKING NO **** ANYMORE - THESE ARE DIFFERENT DAYS = LET OUR VOICES BECOME ONE

AND FOR THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE IT JUST PISS OFF AND MOVE ALONG

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

1307 days ago
18.

MJ215062009    

@ KEVIN

yeah you ugly ass might not but millions out there do so take it and piss off

1307 days ago
19.

Rebeca    

Great news! I'm so so happy now! \o/

1307 days ago
20.

HumanNature    

LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

1307 days ago
22.

DonnaLynn125    

YES! Thanks to the executors and fans! This is great news esp. for his children and family. Finally some respect for MJ!

1307 days ago
23.

Swinson    

Dailies and out takes are up. Pretty boring stuff, a lot of out of focus background shots of a living Michael and various reenactments of how he might have died with some computer graphics of drugs entering his system.

1307 days ago
24.

Daphne     

A big Thank You to the estate/fans for making this happened. MJ's worldwide fans will always remain loyal We Love You, Michael Jackson. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

1307 days ago
25.

Janar    

@#6 and #11 you both are right. Sony probably stepped to the estate and gave them the go ahead to confront the Discovery channel, because it took them awhile to get into the mix.

1307 days ago
27.

nan    

#5 I agree with you and the cd is very good.

Posted at 1:24 PM on Dec 31, 2010 by Chic
i really like the cd also..:)

1307 days ago
28.

Lisa    

Yes! I'm glad it was pulled. It was disrespectful to his family (especially his children) and in very poor taste. Let the poor man rest in peace.

1307 days ago
29.

Lisa    

Excuse me to those of you who say that Michael's children are not his real kids. They may or may not be biologically related, but those children ARE his children and they obviously loved their father very much. So please, grow a brain and take your crap talk elsewhere. Those kids are his "REAL" kids (biologically connected or not). Geez!

1307 days ago
30.

kate1    

Thanks to the good God! Michael, the whole world loves you, ever!

1307 days ago
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