A documentary about the relationship between Michael Jackson and Dr. Conrad Murray is continuing to cause controversy, after its official world premiere in the U.K. on Thursday.
“Michael Jackson and The Doctor: A fatal Friendship” was created during the period leading up to Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial. It shows the former doctor preparing for his court appearance, including what TMZ describes as “intense” conversations with his lawyers.
Murray spoke candidly about Jackson in the documentary, saying that the renowned late pop star needed to be coaxed to make sanitary decisions.
“The bedroom that he slept in I had to persuade him, eventually to have it cleaned,” Murray said in the film. “He peed the bed. It did not smell good. It was mildew, and I had to get it clean."
Murray said Jackson urinating in the bed may have had to do with psychological issues saying, "Who would ever believe that a man his age would still be wetting his bed?"
The wife of one of Murray’s lawyers also spoke ill of the late pop star’s lifestyle saying, “Explain a 50-year-old man who sleeps with a baby doll and has pictures of basically infants to 2-year-old children looking at him every night."
Jackson’s sister Latoya is upset with MSNBC for agreeing to air the documentary on Friday in the U.S.
TMZ obtained the letter that she wrote to the network.
"Disgusting to permit this criminal to profit from homicidal acts that left my family without a brother, my niece and nephews without a father, my parents without a son," Latoya wrote to the network.
The author and reality television star requested that the network not air the documentary, or that her family view it before the world did. However, the network stood by its decision to air the film.
After the network reportedly told Latoya of its decision, the pop star’s sister told TMZ: "Due to their first amendment rights, I am unable to prevent its airing."
Despite the controversial claims made concerning her brother, Latoya said she hopes people take the right message from the documentary.
“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," she said.