Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 08:02

The News Minute | June 29, 2014 | 07:42 am IST

New York: Footage of the late pop legend Michael Jackson at a museum in New York became the subject of a lawsuit between film director Craig Williams and the Jackson estate.

The production company behind the upcoming film “Michael Jackson: The Last Photo shoot” is taking legal action against the late singer's estate over a video of him at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, reports contactmusic.com.

The movie, which is set to be released later this year, also features interviews with the Michael's friends, photographers and stylists.

Director Craig Williams insists he has a right to include the footage in the documentary while the Jackson's estate attorney Howard Weitzman says the images should remain private and are being ''exploited'' by film makers.

''The makers of the documentary are attempting to exploit footage and photographs of Michael Jackson, which we believe are owned by his Estate,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

''The documentary contains footage of Michael during private moments that he never agreed could be publicly and commercially exploited without his consent and/or involvement. Michael never authorised or approved the use of this material in the film,” he added.

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