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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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It's sad that she calls herself a mother. She got money from her son's death. What did she do with it all? Did she set up a memorial or foundation in his honor? Why does she think she is the most important person on this? I would be so ashamed to have her for a mother. Hopefully her son is not looking down on her greedy actions. Who knows maybe she is so far in debt that she is looking for a quick buck. It's sad that people will use what they can to profit from someone else.

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For all the jerks on here. . .I would like to say a few things. 1) She is asking for an apology not a lawsuit. 2) Her child was murdered and in the last moments before his death he made a scared call to his mom that was intended for his mom. 3) She played the tape during an interview following 9/11 that is how the tape was "out there", but is was out there on her terms not used in a movie without permission.
Finally. . .I know this family and they are allowed to be hurt and upset by this situation. Someone commented "sue them it's the American way", what happened to American's compassion and sense of right and wrong? Why can't that be "the American Way"? Shame on all of you!

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