Comedian Louis C.K. and director Judd Apatow have asked TMZ to take down footage of the weekend accident that critically injured Tracy Morgan and took the life of fellow comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.
Take it down TMZ. Now. Please. http://t.co/evEFvWniIJ— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
C.K.'s request came after the site posted a clip of the aftermath of the crash, which has resulted in a charge of vehicular homicide and charges of assault by auto for 35-year-old Walmart driver Kevin Roper. The accident also left three other passengers injured, including comedian Artie Fuqua.
C.K. and Apatow made their pleas after Krizya Fuqua, the daughter of Fuqua, requested that the site remove images of her critically injured, unconscious father being pulled from the mangled limo bus the comedians were traveling in. "They don't understand how hurtful it is to see my father dragged out of the wreckage," she wrote.
Fuqua was the opening act for Morgan on the night of the crash. Morgan, 45, reportedly suffered a broken femur, several broken rips and a broken nose. He underwent surgery for a broken leg, and as of Tuesday was in “critical but stable condition.” Roper, who pleaded not guilty to the charges remains on $50,000 bail and if convicted, could face a five- to 10-year sentence for the death by auto charge and up to 18 months for each assault charge.
.@HarveyLevinTMZ please take down the accident video.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 12, 2014
C.K. asked the site several more times to remove the footage, which was reportedly taken by a passerby.
Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't.— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
At press time, TMZ had not responded to C.K. and Apatow's tweets.