Los Angeles - Michael Jackson's brother Randy has criticised the media for filming and broadcasting footage of the King of Pop's funeral last week.
'As a family, we are all aware of how Michael's life, and his death, touched so many around the world. It is why we held a public memorial in my brother's honour,' he said on website TMZ.com.
'I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael. We had asked the media to respect the privacy and the sanctity of this event; to give us one moment of privacy to mourn as a family out of the public spotlight,' the statement said.
He said the media had chosen to ignore a no-fly zone set up around Forest Lawn cemetery even though the Jackson family had released a limited amount of footage before the funeral hoping to avoid media scrutiny.
'Many media organisations decided to ignore our wishes. They employed helicopters that not only surreptitiously recorded our private family ceremony but also severely disrupted it,' he said.
'I therefore ask today that media organisations airing helicopter footage of the ceremony we held for my brother immediately pull that footage from their air and refrain from airing it in the future.'
Meanwhile, designer Christian Audigier will not transform Michael Jackson's former home into a public space.
A spokesman for the Ed Hardy clothing founder said Audigier would move into the sprawling Holmby Hills mansion, where Jackson died in June, at the end of the pop star's lease on Dec 15.