Michael Jackson's estate is ordering Conrad Murray to stop discussing his treatment of the King of Pop, says the New York Daily News.
Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman dispatched a cease-and-desist letter to Murray, complaining that the physician "shamefully" violated doctor-patient confidentially law when he recently discussed Jackson's health in his first interviews since leaving prison.
Murray, 60, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison. He was released last month after having his sentenced shortened due to prison overcrowding.
Murray told the Mail newspaper that Jackson was incontinent, and revealed other intimate details about the singer. He also repeated his claim that Jackson accidentally killed himself by taking a lethal dose of propofol, and joked that Jackson made some unflattering remarks about his onetime wife Debbie Rowe.
Weitzman claimed in his letter that Murray, despite his supposed close relationship with Jackson, was still the entertainer's doctor, so all of his communications with him were presumed confidential. The lawyer said the expectation of privacy didn't die with Jackson in 2009.
"It is beyond ironic and cowardly that after electing not to testify before the jury that convicted you, you are trying to publicly defend your conduct by sharing supposed conversations you had with Michael Jackson and alleged details about Mr. Jackson's medical condition and treatment," Weitzman said in the letter obtained by the Daily News.
"If you continue to violate the oath you took when you were a physician and persist in revealing privileged information (much of which appears fabricated) about Michael Jackson, the Estate will take all necessary and permissible legal action," Weitzman wrote.
The letter comes at a time when reports say Murray could be called to testify in a $30 million lawsuit filed against the Jackson estate by choreographer Wade Robson, who claims he was molested by Michael Jackson. Murray has refused in previous interviews to comment on whether he thought Jackson was guilty of molesting young boys.