Comedian LOUIS C.K. is leading calls for a video shot moments after TRACY MORGAN's horrific car crash to be removed from the Internet.
The 30 Rock star was left in a critical condition along with his assistant Jeff Millea and fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua, while comic writer James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed in the crash in New Jersey on Saturday (07Jun14).
Editors at TMZ.com have obtained a video of the scene of the accident shot shortly afterward, showing a man thought to be Fuqua being lifted from the wreckage.
C.K., who worked with Fuqua on his sitcom Louie, is now pleading with bosses at the website to remove the footage, writing on Twitter.com, "Take it down TMZ. Now. Please... Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte in a terrible crash. They are in ICU (intensive care unit)... Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't.... Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ."
Other celebrities have joined calls for video to be removed. Director Judd Apatow writes, "@HarveyLevinTMZ please take down the accident video," while actor Dax Sheperd adds, "@TMZ is our worst cultural offering. It's just a click below 'Ow My Balls.'"
The video remained on the web as WENN went to press.
The truck driver whose vehicle reportedly rear-ended Morgan's limousine and caused the six-car pile-up pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto in court on Wednesday (11Jun14).