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9/11 Victim's Mom

'Zero Dark Thirty' Used My Son's Voice WITHOUT Permission

2/27/2013 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The mother of a 9/11 victim who died in the World Trade Center says she NEVER gave permission for "Zero Dark Thirty" producers to use a voicemail left by her son during the attack.

Mary Fetchet has lashed out to several media outlets ... saying she was shocked and upset when she heard her son's voice featured in the dramatic opening moments of the Oscar nominated movie.

Fetchet's son, Bradley, left the voicemail for Mary while he was on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center.

The studios behind the movie released a statement calling the movie a "tribute" to the victims -- and saying they "initiated contact with a number of families."

Fetchet -- and at least one other family of a 9/11 victim -- aren't buying the explanation and are now demanding an apology.

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ladidaaa    

Moments*

581 days ago
32.

ksb111    

Unforgivable!!!

581 days ago
33.

butterfly14    

He's dead...what permission did they need? Once she released it to the media, it is public.

581 days ago
34.

Spicy mag    

If its from her answering machine shouldn't she own the copyright to the recording? Zero dark thirty is not the news, it's a fictional movie made for entertainment profiting. They should pay up.

581 days ago
35.

Trecee    

Money isn't going to being any of those victims back an it happened YEARS ago. May be a mean opinion but this apology will lead to wanting to be paid. Pretty pathetic. If it was my child and thank god it's not, I'd let them use my child's voice in a TRIBUTE movie. Feel more honor than in need of an apology.

581 days ago
36.

kitnplayn    

An apology? There is no deterrent in an apology. Hit them in the wallet. Get paid for you son's starring role in a major motion picture.

581 days ago
37.

tgrfan42069    

for those of you blasting the mother.if someone downloaded zero dark thirty and used clips of it to make a movie with out permission you best believe they would sue the daylights out of them.

581 days ago
38.

Parker    

She let every news media use that tape...it became public when it wasnaired the first time......and the greedy bitch cant change history...what happened to the millions paid out to her already? Just an unfit mother using her dead son for money.....Wow and this bitch calls herself a mother!

581 days ago
39.

chibears    

Who cares. My God. It was a tribute. Be honored that they were chosen. Get over yourself, its not about you. Unless your trying to cash in on the.deceased.

581 days ago
40.

yougottabekidinme    

UNFORGIVABLE!!

581 days ago
41.

Mrugowsky    

She is barking up the wrong tree. Imagine how irate she would have been had the movie sucked.

581 days ago
42.

TT    

If you don't have victim's family permission then you should not have used the voice message. The part they say its "tribute" is plain BS. The show earning is not going to charity its for profit. Using suffering of others for profit is low. They deserved to be sued.

581 days ago
43.

Andy    

The opening voicemails are extremely powerful and moving. If that was her son talking, she should be acknowledged or compensated.

581 days ago
44.

cassandra     

MARY, I CANT IMAGINE TO HURT YOU FELT WHEN YOU LOST YOUR SON...BUT HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON THRU HISTORY AND IN THIS MOVIE...DONT THINK OF HIS MEMORY AS A "CASH COW" AND STOP HOLDING OUT YOUR HAND FOR COMPENSATION, BECAUSE OUR CHILDREN ARE WORTH FAR MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF PAYMENT!!!! HIS DEATH WAS UNFORTUNATE AND FOR THAT IM SORRY!!! BUT YOU AND THE OTHER FAMILIES HAVE BEEN COMPENSATED ENOUGH! JUST SIT BACK AND MEMORIALIZE HIS LIFE NOW STOP RE-OPENING THE WOUNDS, AND LIVE! HAVING ANY PART IN THIS MOVIE IS AN HONOR.......IF HE WASNT INCLUDED THEN YOU WOULD BE COMPLAINING THAT HE WASNT A PART OF IT.....GEEZZ WOULD YOU EVER BE HAPPY! : /

581 days ago
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cassandra     

HER SONS VOICE WASNT THE ONLY RECORDING AND HER SON WASNT THE ONLY VICTIM MENTIONED....BUT SHES THE "ONLY" ONE WITH HER HAND OUT!!

581 days ago
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