It seems that Michael Jackson’s estate is getting some push back after allegedly attempting to block a documentary about the late superstar. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the production company owned by director Craig Williams has filed a lawsuit against the Estate. The documentary centers on some never-before-seen footage of the King Of Pop at a photo shoot for “Ebony” magazine back in 2007, two years before his death.
Williams claims he legally purchased the rights to the footage last year after the Jackson camp passed on the opportunity. The Estate’s attorney Howard Weitzman is arguing however that documentary contains footage of Michael “during private moments that he never agreed could be publicly and commercially exploited.”
The director is asking a judge to declare that he isn’t infringing on the Estate’s copyright by going forward with the project.