Entitled “Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship,” the controversial piece will air on Friday and Monday and will include the first interview with Murray.
Outspoken Jackson family member La Toya wrote a letter to the president of the network, Phil Griffin.
In it she wrote:
“I feel it morally reprehensible to cloak a murderer and convicted felon with celebrity status, which the airing of Dr. Murray’s views will undoubtedly accomplish,” reports the NY Post. “This becomes even more egregious since Michael is sadly and obviously unable to defend himself against whatever allegations may be made.”
Meanwhile, according to TMZ, Griffin responded to La Toya’s plea directly, but she says, “due to their first amendment rights, I am unable to prevent its airing.”
La Toya wants viewers to put anything Murray says in perspective, saying, “What I would encourage the public to take away from the situation is that Michael is an irreplaceable artist and human, whose talent and love for the world will forever go unmatched.”