London: Late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine has expressed her fear that a series of graphic photos taken during the autopsy of the singer might be leaked to the public.
The images, which were detailed in the coroner’s report of the singer’s death, are in the possession of officials at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
According to the National Enquirer, Katherine, 80, fears the photos will fall into the wrong hands and end up on the Internet or splashed across publications around the world.
“There are genuine fears the pictures could be leaked or that computer hackers could get to them - and the LAPD and District Attorney’s office are taking extreme preventive measures to keep them secure,” the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.
Katherine wants the pictures to be kept under wraps, as she believes the publication of the gruesome shots will be disrespectful to Michael’s memory and have a negative impact on his three young kids.
“Katherine says releasing the photos is morbid and disrespectful to Michael’s memory,” the source said.
“She’s still dealing with Michael’s death and she’s extremely worried about his kids seeing pictures of their dead father.
“Katherine said she hopes and prays that decency will prevail and no one will ever see these photographs,” the source added.