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Michael Jackson's Dad Wants Medical Records

12/31/2009 4:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has subpoenaed medical and other records from the UCLA Medical Center because he believes the records could reveal evidence of foul play in Jackson's death -- and the subpoena has outraged MJ estate lawyers ... TMZ has learned.



Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, sent 2 subpoenas to the UCLA Medical Center -- the hospital where Michael Jackson was pronounced dead on June 25. Oxman is asking for a number of documents, including medical records, autopsy reports, autopsy photos, medications and prognosis assessments.

Joe Jackson tells TMZ his entire family is behind the subpoenas -- Katherine, the brothers and sisters, along with him. He says they all believe the medical records will show what was in Jackson's body when he passed and they believe the information will expose foul play.

We've obtained a letter sent to Oxman by estate lawyer Howard Weitzman, in which Weitzman calls the subpoenas "clearly improper." Weitzman claims the subpoenas violate Jackson's right of privacy and the physician/patient privilege. Weitzman also says the subpoenas are irrelevant to Joe Jackson's only legal claim -- a financial allowance.

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NeverMind    

I think this guy is determined to see that whatever is left of his son's estate is spent on lawyers. Those kids may have to get a job someday after all.

1759 days ago
17.

bianca    

There is nothing worse it seems than an old illiterate VULTURE aka Joe Jackson, and his brood of vultures (the brothers). These no-class rolex-wearing, rolls-driving inconsiderate azzh*les will stop at nothing until they completely ruin the MJ brand and MJ's kids get next to nothing!

Now Joe J wants autopsy pictures etc.?? Joe Jackson said HE DID'NT even LOOK at michael's body!!, maybe most of the siblings didn't either! CAn you imagine some you claim to have love dies, and you don't even look at the body??? Not even to see for yourself that it is true??? This I can't understand. If someone I love died, I'd not only want to see in order to satisfy myself, I think I'd go crazy, hugging and kissing them just the same!

1759 days ago
18.

GG    

Ditto #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go Joe!!!

1759 days ago
19.

puppi    



HEY BRAIN DEAD PEOPLE...

FINALLY SOME ONE WITH BRAIN IS DOING SOMETHING RIGHT FOR MJ...

I LOVE JOE JACKSON FOR BEING SO BRAVE, HEY DUMB A@@ PEOPLE,
JOE JACKSON AS A DAD HAS DUTIES TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS

SUPPER STAR BELOVED SON...PERIOD

YOU GO JOE...WE R WITH YOU... LONG LIVE THE JACKSON FAMILY

RIP OUR KING....XOXO

1759 days ago
20.

Brother Harold, S.J.    

WHY DOESN'T THIS DAMN GUY GIVE UP ALREADY! AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE REST OF HIS DAMN FAMILY.

1759 days ago
21.

OOWEEE    

THE ENABLING JACKSONS ARE A DISGRACE....They are the worst Family in the World. Dr. Conrad Murry cannot be the only person that goes to Jail for the murder of Micheal Jackson.....Lock up Janet Jackson for pulling up to Micheal Jacksons home with two UHAUL Trucks on national television and removing items from what should have been a crime scene. Lock up Jermaine and LaToya Jackson for alleging steeling the millions of dollars and the hundreds of songs that were suppose to be on the hard drives belong to Michael Jackson. And AEG must be held accountable for hiring a Murdering Physician to take Mr. Jackson life, more than likely when he may have wanted to delay the London Tour. PLEASE JACKSON FAMILY....GO TO A CLIFF AND MOONWALK......THAT'S BACKWARDS.

1759 days ago
22.

J    

worse dad ever!

1759 days ago
23.

WillOTheWisp    


GO JOESPH! GO JOESPH!

If there is anything that Michael’s father could do to make things right for his son, Michael, it would be to find out what was really behind the death of his son, his cash cow, his money machine….etc. At this point it doesn’t really what he considered Michael to be to him; Michael was his son and Joseph is seeking the truth.
I hope he finds out the truth! I hope he finds out if there was something SINISTER about his son’s death.
The truth will prevail!

GREAT MOVE JOESPH!!!!!

1759 days ago
24.

cedramyers    

The dad wants to get his hands on the photos to sell them.

1759 days ago
25.

TakeThisWarning    

The funniest thing about this is... Michael Jackson IS NOT DEAD.

The only reason Joe wants this information is because he's finally figuring it out. This family is picking the bones of a living man.

I always figured he was in on it, I no longer believe Joe is.

1759 days ago
26.

Cathy    

While I don't agree with Joe's methods, I do think he loved Michael (even if he often had a funny way of showing it). And I absolutely believe Michael loved him back even if he didn't understand him or could never quite connect with him. This is Joe's crazy way of trying to find out what really happened to his son that day. Clearly Michael was too young to die, and it's also pretty clear that he was surrounded by a LOT of sleazy people who had ZERO interest in his well being (Tohme Tohme, Hoefflin, Klein, AEG promoters, the list goes on).

Could Joe have been a better father and husband? Hell, yes! Is Joe obsessed with money and material goods? Hell, yes! Did Joe want to see his son end up in a casket at the age of 50? Hell, no!

Just because the Jacksons have had their share of dysfunction over the years doesn't mean that none of them loved Michael. And just because Joe and Michael had a strained relationship doesn't mean they didn't love each other or that Joe isn't interested in truly finding out what happened. I don't think Michael was murdered on purpose, but I do think that Murray and others were negligent to the point of disgrace, not only the day Michael died, but in the months leading up to it. The Jackson family has a right to know every detail of what happened.

In terms of autospy photos being leaked, they sure as heck won't be leaked by the family. Who on earth (and that includes Joe) would want to expose their loved one that way? Have some compassion for this family who isn't perfect, but nevertheless lost their son and brother!! Everyone was SO SURE that video of Michael's private funeral would end up on the reality show, but it didn't, and the brothers have definitively said that it won't.

Michael's estate will run out of money by the time the children grow up? Don't make me laugh. MJ's share of the ATV catalogue ALONE ensures that those three children will never have to worry about money ever again. Period.

1759 days ago
27.

Andie    

These Jackson vultures need to go away - no wonder MJ banned them from his life.

1759 days ago
28.

Marie    

The Jackson family creeps me out.They treated Michael like a cash cow all his life and now these vampires want to suck the king of pop's blood from BEYOND THE GRAVE!!!!

1759 days ago
29.

Barb    

I don't think joe should have this information until the investigation is done. If he is allowed to have that info you know somehow it will get leaked and then ruin the investigation. When that happens there will be NO justic for MJ.

1759 days ago
30.

Missy    

we are not in the family so we don't know the full reason why he asked for these things! All we are getting are bits and pieces that the media chooses to throw out! Maybe they feel the lapd isn't doing their job,they have been kind of slow on this! If anyother doctor had admitted to the things murray did that other doctor would be sitting in jail right now probably facing murder charges!

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