The estate of the late Michael Jackson is outraged by the fact ABC is gearing up to air a documentary called ‘The Last Days of Michael Jackson.’
According to the estate, they ABC didn’t ask permission nor did they pay the estate anything to use MJ’s name.
A rep for the estate tells TMZ … it’s especially galling that Disney — which owns ABC, and sometimes viciously protects its image — would sully the image of Michael. The rep called Disney’s conduct “disgraceful.”
The rep went on to say this — “What if we did a documentary on the relationship between Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and some of the rumors they were drug abusers? How would Disney like that?”
We’re told Disney has not paid a cent for photos or music for the upcoming TV special, and the MJ estate will be watching like a hawk to see if any of those assets appear in the show.
Check out a trailer for the documentary below.