The Disney studios and the estate of Michael Jackson have reached a settlement agreement regarding a documentary on the King of pop.
20 December 2019 20h57
The heirs of Michael Jackson and Disney settle amicably
LOS ANGELES — The Disney studios and the estate of Michael Jackson have reached a settlement agreement regarding a documentary on the King of pop as close to the singer deceased had described as “disgusting” and “not authorized”.
The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a two hour radio show broadcast in 2018 on ABC, owned by Disney, has been charged with use of songs, clips and concert excerpts without permission.
“The matter has been resolved amicably”, said Thursday, AFP, the lawyer for the heirs of the singer, deceased, Howard Weitzman, without any other detail.
The lawyers for the heirs said in their complaint that Disney had ignored the law on the copyright, while continuing with strictly any person who would infringe its own intellectual property.
Disney had argued that the documentary, which reviewed the life of Michael Jackson, used a quantity of contents permitted by law.
Michael Jackson has sold an estimated 350 million records, including Thriller, the album, the most purchased of all time, and won 13 Grammy Awards.
He was 50 years old when he died on June 25, 2009 in the Los Angeles area.
He succumbed to an overdose of a potent analgesic, propofol. His personal doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted in 2011 for him to have administered the lethal dose.
His heirs have recently filed a complaint against HBO for his documentary “Leaving Neverland, which has revived the accusations of pedophilia against Michael Jackson.