I have never seen this happen and I cruise TMZ A LOT. First thing I did the morning was log onto TMZ and I saw a story about the death of T.I.’s sister, Precious.They posted the medical examiner report and it didn’t exactly paint the best picture for her final moments. It also isn’t the first time TMZ has posted the medical examiner report for a celebrity.
I feel like T.I.’s camp must have threatened a lawsuit because TMZ took the story down and then posted a huge article boasting about her accomplishments while also apologizing for their initial post.
“Earlier Thursday, we posted a story about T.I.‘s sister, Precious Harris Chapman, and reported the Medical Examiner’s official findings on her cause of death … we were wrong to do it.
T.I. and his family are hurt and furious, and they have a point.
Precious was a vital member in her community throughout her life. She was a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She mentored children and young women in need over the years. She was an ambassador for Saving Our Daughters, a nonprofit created by parents Curtis and Debbie Benjamin, who lost their child to a brain tumor.”
Then they ended the article with,
“We got this wrong and we regret posting the M.E.’s findings.”
I am nosey and I’m dying to know what caused them to take it down and make this statement and I wonder if this will start a trend going forward with people who have passed and TMZ putting their business on blast. Where do you draw the line on the news and the privacy of people in the spotlight?