Shut down TMZ from reporting celebrity deaths before police reports come out

Shut down TMZ from reporting celebrity deaths before police reports come out

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TMZ within the last few years has put out reports too quickly with information that is misleading and hurtful to others before police departments are able to give their statements on situations. Many examples of this include, but are not limited to,

-Demi Lovato suffering from a drug overdose on Heroin when in fact it was not Heroin (see here for articles: https://www.tmz.com/2018/07/24/demi-lovato-heroin-overdose/ , https://fox6now.com/2018/07/24/tmz-demi-lovato-hospitalized-for-heroin-overdose/#:~:text=LOS%20ANGELES%20--%20Demi%20Lovato%20did%20not%20overdose,source%20connected%20to%20the%20singer%2C%20TMZ%20is%20reporting

-Telling the news of Kobe Bryant's death before his friends and family even knew, and most recently, (see here for articles about TMZ being first to put out information: https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/26/kobe-bryant-killed-dead-helicopter-crash-in-calabasas/  https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/26/media/tmz-death-report-kobe-bryant/index.html

-spilling the news of 'Glee' star Naya Rivera's death hours before the police had their briefing to tell the news. (see here for article on Naya: https://www.tmz.com/2020/07/13/naya-rivera-body-found-lake-piru-disappearance-drowning-dead-dies-33-glee/ )

This is not okay. Not only is this disrespectful to the victims being reported on, but also to the families. Nobody should have to wake up or end work with the headlines of their son/daughter passed away or overdosing before police are able to make the call. TMZ has no remorse, and it is absolutely sickening. They should not want to be the ones to break the news first. They don't think for the families involved.  

At this time as well, on July 13th, 2020 at 3:40 PM EST, Naya's body being the one found in the water has not been confirmed by officials. Police departments need to be the ones to confirm stories/news like this out of respect to the victim(s), and their families. We need to make a call to action about TMZ, to make sure the information put out is respectful, creditable, and factual.