The Conrad Murray documentary Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship is set to air tonight on MSNBC. Murray was allegedly paid $300,000 by NBCU to appear in the film. According to Radar Online, none of that money will go to Murray himself. Most of it is for his lawyers and some will go to his girlfriend. That deal, however, isn’t sitting well with Murray’s creditors. A company called Digirad Imaging Solutions is now suing Murray, MSNBC, NBCU and several other media companies, to get a hold of more than $147,000 it says it’s owed by Murray.
Filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Timothy Aires of the Aires Law Firm on Newport Center Drive, the suit also seeks court costs, attorney fees and interest of $40.48 compounding daily on the original $147,085.
MSNBC Cable LLC, NBCUniversal Media LLC, October Films LLC, October Films, What’s It All About? Productions, Zodiak Media Group Ltd. and Zodiak Media Group PLC are being used as “mere subterfuges employed by defendant Conrad Robert Murray to escape liability for his debts and obligations, including the judgment,” reads the Digirad complaint.
Can’t say NBCU wasn’t asking for something like this after hopping into bed with someone like Murray. We’ll see if the ratings tonight are good enough to make it worth their while.