The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop\u2019s life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.\r\n\r\nThe estate said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday that \u201cThe Last Days of Michael Jackson\u201d is not sponsored or approved by Jackson\u2019s heirs, and will most likely violate their intellectual property rights \u2014 an assertion ABC denies.\r\n\r\nAdvertising for the two-hour documentary set to air Thursday night says it will reveal new information on Jackson and focuses on his apparent decline in the run-up to his death at 50 on June 25, 2009.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe believe the special to be another crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit the life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael\u2019s legacy, intellectual property rights or his children,\u201d the estate\u2019s statement says.\r\n\r\nBut the network says the documentary is a legitimate work of journalism on a newsworthy subject.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cABC News\u2019 documentary explores the life, career and legacy of Michael Jackson, who remains of great interest to people worldwide,\u201d ABC said in a statement.\r\n\r\nThe estate said ABC was using a copyrighted silhouette and photo to promote the special, but it stopped after demands from Jackson attorneys. The estate expects other intellectual property will be used without permission, including music, photos and artwork.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt is particularly disheartening that Disney, a company known to strongly believe in protecting its own IP rights, would choose to ignore these rights belonging to the Estate,\u201d the statement said. ABC is owned by Disney.\r\n\r\nABC responded that the \u201cprogram does not infringe on his estate\u2019s rights, but as a courtesy, we removed a specific image from the promotional material.\u201d\r\n\r\nAn autopsy determined that Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication. The superstar had been taking the prescription anesthetic as a sleep aid during preparations for a series of comeback concerts called \u201cThis Is It.\u201d\r\n\r\nFormer cardiologist Conrad Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson a fatal dose of the drug. He served two years in jail for causing Jackson\u2019s death. Murray\u2019s conviction was upheld in 2014.