MSNBC Hit With IP Suit Over Michael Jackson Doc

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 9:51 PM EST) -- A would-be screenwriter lodged a copyright suit against MSNBC in a Texas federal court last week, accusing the cable network of ripping off his material for a film about the death of pop icon Michael Jackson.

Everett Watson brought the suit claiming that MSNBC’s controversial documentary “Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship,” in fact infringes on his own script, animated film and song lyrics about the King of Pop’s demise.

“My story involves the death of Michael Jackson. The CPR attempt. The transporting of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Watson v. MSNBC

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit



David C Godbey

Date Filed

November 22, 2011

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