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04/04/04
Spencer 'Disgusted' By Dying Diana Broadcast
- Brother slams CBS for decision to show pictures

PRINCESS DIANA'S family have reacted with fury to the broadcast on American TV station CBS of pictures showing Diana as she lay dying in a crashed car.

Lord Spencer, Diana's brother, said he was "shocked and disgusted" at the decision to show the pictures. Spencer is famous for partly blaming the paparazzi for Diana's death-crash, in which her Mercedes is thought by some to have been chased by photographers on motorbikes.

"It will be painful, painful for William and Harry," said Dickie Arbiter, a former royal aide. "They're going to have to live with this sort of thing for the rest of their lives."

Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son Dodi also died in the Paris crash, said: "CBS obviously doesn't care about the appalling effect of showing images of murder victims. They simply want to cash in on the tragedy. It is disgraceful and insensitive of them to do this. It is devastating for me and for Prince William and Prince Harry."

CBS backed its documentary in the 60 Minutes show. "These photocopies are placed in journalistic context - an examination of the medical treatment given to Princess Diana just after the crash - and are in no way graphic or exploitative," a CBS spokesperson said. British newspapers and broadcasters have declined to show the pictures.




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