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AEG Ready to Fork Over $90,000 --- Today

7/31/2009 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AEGUPDATE: TMZ has learned AEG has dropped off the $90,000 to the L.A. Police Foundation -- as promised.

We're told part of the money will go to build a memorial for fallen officers in front of the new police headquarters in downtown L.A.


AEG
is finally putting its money where its mouth is -- saying they will follow through with their promise to donate money raised at the Michael Jackson memorial to the L.A. Police Foundation.

The timing couldn't be more impeccable, considering we broke a story yesterday that the L.A. City Attorney was investigating AEG for not forking over the money.

According to the LA Times, the company plans to make a $90,000 donation today from money made on the sale of 18 suites for the July 7th memorial at the Staples Center.

As we first reported, the L.A. City Attorney is investigating AEG for holding out on the donation -- and they believe AEG should pay for sanitation, transportation, street services and LAPD protection expenses, an amount which is estimated to go into the 7 figures.

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mellow    

90k, does that pay for all the security, road blocks, business shut downs etc? Just wondering but any money is good money for LA.

1907 days ago
2.

MJ is the love of my life    

@#$% AEG!!!

1907 days ago
3.

R    

Finally, they are forking over $. AEG is greedy.

1907 days ago
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Intell    

Didn't AEG want to make a dollar off of everything connected to Michael Jackson;even his death. What's a mere $90,000 to them?

1907 days ago
5.

Honey    

They certainly are eager to avoid any negative publicity, aren't they? If only they would be as forthcoming in revealing MJ's contract.

1907 days ago
6.

Doctor, You are in BIG trouble    

Didn't want any negativity, huh AEG?

1907 days ago
7.

Justice for all    

That is just part of the hush money for the LAPD botching this investigation and allowing MURDER to be disguised as "accidental overdose"... maybe they have collected the insurance money on MJ's life all ready.....

1907 days ago
8.

kitty    

nice!

love you michael!

1907 days ago
9.

Sand D    

It is business and MJ has always been a product, now he is in re-runs and you know how boring that can get.
One day you all will realize non of this matters, its what you do with your life that matters not with others.
Hopefully the next generation of Jacksons will improve their ethics and perhaps in another 100 years someone normal might be created with talent.......drug free..or not.

1907 days ago
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ace    

hmmm...i don't think MJ was a big fan of the LA police after the allegations. What a weird chise by AEG, certain they are not thinking about his memory and wishes. He'd rather see the money go to an hospital or some charity...

1907 days ago
11.

brooklynlady    

I SAW MJ'S CHIEF THIS MORNING ON CBS NEWS AND SHE SPOKE OF HOW UNNORMAL THAT MORNING WAS.....HOW SHE WOULD ARRIVE AT 8:30 AND PREPARE BREAKFAST FOR THE CHILDREN, THEN AROUND 10 DR. MURPHY WOULD COME DOWN AND GET MJ'S B-FAST. (THAT DIDNT HAPPEN THAT MORNING) SHE SAID EVEN IF HE DIDN'T COME DOWN FOR B-FAST (THE DR.) THAT HE WOULD COME DOWN AROUND 11 AND STATE THAT MR. JACKSON IS GETTING DRESSED AND WILL BE DOWN TO HAVE LUNCH WITH THE KIDS. (THAT ALSO DIDNT HAPPEN THAT MORNING) THE CHIEF STATED THAT AROUND NOON DR. MURPHY CAME RUNNING DOWN THE STAIRS THAT LEAD TO THE KITCHEN SCREAMING FOR PRINCE AND SECURITY. FROM THAT POINT ON ONE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON EVERYONE WAS SCARED ASKING WAS MICHEAL OKAY, PARIS WAS SCREAMING FOR HER DADDY. AT THAT POINT THE STAFF AND CHILDREN CAME TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN AND HELD HANDS AND STARTED TO PRAY THAT EVERYTHING WAS OKAY WITH MJ. EMS ARRIVED AND AT 1 PM SECURITY ADVISED EVERYONE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE. STILL NO ONE REALLY KNEW THAT MICHAEL WAS DEAD (EXCEPT THOSE IN THE ROOM WITH HIM) SHE THOUGHT MAYBE HE GOT UP TO QUICK AND FEEL BUT NEVER THOUGHT THAT HE WAS DEAD. SHE ALSO STATED THAT HE WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE TOUR AND WAS IN EMACULANTE SHAPE. SHE ALSO EXPLAINED HOW SHE WAS LET GO IN MAY AND REHIRED IN JUNE. SHE STATED HOW MICHAEL CAME TO HER AND EXPLAINED THAT HE NEEDED HER TO KEEP HIM HEALTHY WITH ORGANIC FOODS AND DRINKS FOR ENERGY....SHE SAID MICHAEL TOLD HER "THEY ARE KILLING ME, THEY ARE WORKING ME SO HARD"

FCK AEG!!! BRUN IN HELL YOU MONEY HUNGRY BASTARDS!!!!

1907 days ago
12.

JustME    

Michael would have wanted that money to go to his Heal the World Foundation, or various other charities he was involved with, not to the L.A Police Foundation for dying. What the hell is wrong with this picture everyone?? L.A Police humiliated MJ when those molestation trials came out, and he was found innocent. Why should he, of all people have to pay L.A Police Foundation back for his memorial, when thousands of other celebrities who have passed did not?? This entire can of worms will be opened eventually, and all will come out in the wash. RIP MJ.....we got your back, and we miss you dearly.

1907 days ago
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Non-believer    

The Jackson family should pay the remaining balance to the city of LA.

1907 days ago
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DangerBaby    

I still wonder why Randy Phillips, in that tv interview given shortly following MJ's death (there was a panel of those who had been working closely with MJ during the rehearsals) made a point to say that MJ had come to them and insisted that they hire Dr. Murray. In retrospect, that could be interpreted as AEG wanting to distance itself from the doctor. Has anyone else verified that it was MJ who asked for Dr. Murray? I have also heard it said that Dr. Murray was a 'friend' of MJs who he had met in Vegas and knew since 2006. Again, I don't believe a thing until it is verified. People 'say' all sorts of things, but that doesn't make it true. Too bad we don't have some way of nailing down these details.

1907 days ago
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DangerBaby    

I don't have a problem with the City of LA paying for a good portion of the Jackson memorial. MJ was an icon known the world over. He brought a LOT of business to the city, including the business from the memorial. No problem at all with that. We would have been the laughing stock of the world if he had not been properly honored, and the fact that these are hard times would have been no excuse.

1907 days ago
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