The estate of late entertainer Ed McMahon has sued the estates of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. Lawyers for the late Tonight Show sidekick say that Jackson and Fawcett stole deserved and scheduled publicity from their client with their premature deaths.
Leonard Applebaum, attorney for McMahon, said: "Traditionally there is an unwritten policy in Hollywood that a dying star gets three days publicity that they do not have to share with anyone else. Michael and Farrah violated the 72 hour rule with their deaths and grabbed the media spotlight away from Ed."
"It was callous upstaging in the absolutely worst way possible and will not be tolerated."
"Instead of everyone running around saying Here's Johnny!, they are all pulling out old Farrah posters or making Michael Jackson molestation jokes."
"I am not amused."