23 Jun 2011
Sony agrees to show ‘This Is It’ raw footage to lawyers for doctor accused in Jackson death
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 1:06 PM
LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment has agreed to allow lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray to view some 100 hours of raw footage of Michael Jackson’s rehearsals for his “This Is It” concert. But they are not allowed to make public statements about what they see. .
A stipulation filed with a Los Angeles court on Thursday said that the lawyers and Murray will be able to view the contents of 21 boxes containing audio visual recordings of Jackson’s rehearsals, which became the basis for a concert movie after the singer’s death. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the superstar’s June 25, 2009, death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives.
His lawyers are seeking footage that may show Jackson was not well in the days before his death.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.