Jackson Family And Crime Victims Group Slam 60 Minutes About Murray Interview

Source: News.com.au

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MICHAEL Jackson’s family has expressed its anger that a doctor convicted of the pop superstar’s death was paid for a tell-all TV interview.

In his first full-length interview, Conrad Murray claimed he loved Jackson, who died from a drug overdose in 2009.

Australia’s 60 Minutes has reportedly paid Murray a ­six-figure sum in a move slammed by crime victims’ support groups.

But a source said the figure was “nowhere near six figures”.

“It’s not even in the vicinity,” the source said.

“More like the fives.”

Murray, who injected the singer with Propofol, was ­released from jail last month after serving almost two years of a four-year sentence.

He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter over Jackson’s death.

The interview, to be aired on Sunday night, has made Jackson’s family “sick to the pits of their stomach”{…..}



Murray told 60 Minutes that Jackson still “speaks to me” but wouldn’t elaborate further, saying “it is too emotional to go into”.

Crime Victims’ Support ­Association president Noel McNamara was critical of the interview.

“To think that the family have gone through all that trauma of being in the courts and then to have this bloke come out and try to make out he is Mother Teresa is absolutely disgraceful and disgusting,” Mr McNamara said.

“It is just chequebook journalism.”

Murray has also sued the US state of Texas for revoking his medical licence as a result of Jackson’s death.

He claimed in a lawsuit filed in Austin this month that his conviction was not final until all appeals were exhausted.

Channel 9 spokeswoman Michelle Stamper declined to respond to the Jackson family’s comments.

Ms Stamper also refused to say whether Murray was paid for the interview.

“We don’t confirm deny any of our stories in terms of payment,” she said.



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