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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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31.

Andie    

MJ hated Joe Jackson and most of the brothers, especially Jerlame. Glad the estate is fighting off these vermin.

1567 days ago
32.

WynterWhyte    

Why don't these idiot Jacksons get it? Michael Jackson was a drug addict. He had the money and power to keep his secret, but even his close frineds said immediately after his death that "all hell was going to break loose" when the facts come out. The family and the sycophants who couldn't say not to him were all enablers and just as guilty as the loser doctor from Houston, but the fact remains that no one forced MJ to take any drug. He chose that behavior himself. Any doctor could have been sitting there that night. Joe Jackson emotionally abused MJ and deserves nothing from his earnings as MJ clearly made known in his will.

Fans have to accept the fact that Michael Jackson killed himself. His choices, his money, his behavior. Period. End of story.

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33.

sickofittoo    

DON'T YOU GET IT PEOPLE?
THIS SKUMBAG MAN IS GOING TO SELL ALL THIS INFORMATION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER...WATCH.
JOE IS THE BIGGEST AZZHOLE ON THE PLANET ASIDE FROM RUSH, HE NEEDS TO DIE TOO.

JOE AND RUSH PLEASE PASS AWAY SOON SO THIS WORLD CAN BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE.

THEY NEED TO FILE A MOTION TO QUASH THE SUBPOENA!

1567 days ago
34.

RDC    

14. 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!

Posted at 2:26PM on Dec 31st 2009 by bianca

No one is going to hurt MJ's estate or trust,even though they may try, because MJ was intelligent and sharp when it came to hiring executors, John Branca and McClain. They are already doing great things for MJ's estate. That was Michael's doing.
His kids and his mother also will be well taken care of(as he said he wanted in his will). I think his mom will share her portion with Michael's siblings because she's done that in the past. I think that, because of the large wealth of the estate and Katherine's habit of sharing the wealth, none of Michael's immediate family will go without.

I have a question, though. When his mother, Katherine, passes away, is Katherine's portion going to go to whoever Katherine's wishes, or is her percentage going to automatically go to the kids? Does anybody know what the will says about that, or if it even says anything at all about that?




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35.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

Didn't the Jacksons have a PRIVATE autopsy done??? Maybe there is more in their report then what we HAVE HEARD...maybe that is why he wants the medical records and the other autopsy report! Just saying....

1567 days ago
36.

WillOTheWisp    



You know, I don't really blame Mr. Jackson. What IF someone knew about Michael usage of propofol and somehow injected something into the dose that was to be given to Michael.

Since propofol is known to cause cardiac arrest if not properly administered, someone could get away with murder and not be suspected.

Someone other than Dr. Murray could have played a part in Michael’s death. Security can’t find the video!!!!!

A lot of people knew about his preferred sleep aid, and injecting other substance into a vial of propofol could do the job (murder). It could’ve happened! Think about it…..if Michael insisted to be put under with the propofol and died, who could they really blame????

That is why Dr. Murray has not been arrested. Michael wanted the propofol! But could there have been something in it????? Go find out Joseph!

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37.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    


I have a question, though. When his mother, Katherine, passes away, is Katherine's portion going to go to whoever Katherine's wishes, or is her percentage going to automatically go to the kids? Does anybody know what the will says about that, or if it even says anything at all about that?




Posted at 2:53PM on Dec 31st 2009 by RDC

From what I have heard...I believe it reverts back to Michaels children.

1567 days ago
38.

Michelle    

What is wrong with you people..It has been 6 months since Mj passing and we have yet to hear a thing..The Dr. who is responisble for his death is not only still making money off Mj he got a freaken tv show for crying out loud.. the LaPD are dreagging there A@@.. if MJ was a white Man that dr would be under the prison by now so go joe.. joe may want money but I think at this point we all wanna know what happend Mj.. and if he is able to find out and spread the truth then go for it.. what's the worse that could happen at this point? find out other people were involved? what? I am not a huge joe supporter but I support him on this one.. who knows what those records show... and why are all of u people B**ching about Med recoreds I didn't hear anyone protesting when the FBI released there records which they are profiting from charging $50 for a copy.. no one is crying over that so I say be quite.. joe said they used body doubles in this is it and if u pay close attiton to certian acts u can see what he was talking about.. he was right so who knows me might be right.. and maybe this is the puss that is need to get people up off there A$$ moving so that we can all have some closure..and might I remind that reguarless joe is family and I would rather see Mjs hard earned money stay with the kids and the rest of the family rather than see the other leeches get it.. but maybe thats just me.. and those kids will be just fine...

1567 days ago
39.

Andie    

The only way Michael Jackson's medical records will be released is for official investigative purposes and for trial. An ordinary citizen cannot just go digging around in another person's medical history, geez.
These Jacksons are going to try anything to get Michael's money... next, the family is probably going to say the children aren't related to him biologically so they should be removed from the will because Michael was a drug addict when he bought them from their mothers.

1567 days ago
40.

Barb    

I understand that we are not the family and we do not know everything. I also can understand if joe feels the cops aren't doing anything, but instead of requesting this info he could be at their office everyday letting the cops know that he isn't going to let them shove MJs death under the rug.

Right now this info is secure, if joe or anyone else is allowed to get it, somehow it will get leaked to the press and at this time no one wants that to happen because it would be another field day for the press.

I think joe should choose another road to travel if he wants the cops to do their job.

1567 days ago
41.

Joe Jackson is illiterate    

Remember when talking about all the sleezy people MJ had around him, that they were all recommended by JERMAINE! Tohme Tohme etc etc...even MJ's assistant, Michael A.

1567 days ago
42.

puppi    



HEY...YOU GO JOE ...FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO YHE KING OF POP ???

JOE & THE JACKSON FAMILY HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS TO THEIR SON...

NOT THOSE F@@KING ESTATE LAWYERS...HEY TMZ...U R AN ASS.

THE LAWYERS FAKED THE WILL, "WEITZMAN",took himself out of the will

at first, NOW THAT HE SEES no one got caught HE IS BACK on
THE WILL...Hummmmmmmmmmmmm

IDIOTS DO YOU SEE FRAUD ???? IF YOU DON'T SEE CONSPIRACY & FRAUD
THEN Y R STUPID...FAKE WILL...THE HOSPITAL DOCS, SHOULD HAVE BEEN
GIVEN TO THE FAMILY & MJ'S KIDS IF NO COVER-UP!!!!!!!!

1567 days ago
43.

And thats the truth    

5. What prognosis? Michael was dead before he got to the hospital. This idiot is determined to find any way to get at some money. Here's a thought...how about getting a job and earning an honest living-you freak! I wish this loser would drop dead.

Posted at 2:16PM on Dec 31st 2009 by missy

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I too thought that he had died at home. I had read that he already had lividity (where the blood settles and pools after death).

I was going through some videos on Youtube and came across a Randy Phillips interview and he was one of the first people at the hospital along with Frank Dileo(sp). He stated that Michael was on life support in the hospital and he had a pulse, but, he was brain dead. I also remember Frank tell Larry King that as well. Come to think of it, La Toya also mentioned that he was dead hours before the ambulance came in a recent interview as well.

How could he have a pulse at the hospital, but, have lividity at home?

I can see why Joe and the family would want some answers, but in my opinion, he does not need the autopsy photos. I don't think that is something the family should see in general. They could accidentally be seen by his kids.


1567 days ago
44.

Cathy    

RDC, I believe that when Katherine dies, her portion of MJ's estate goes directly to the children. Up until then of course, she can give her portion of the money out to whomeever she chooses.

Michael had to have known that she would give some to Joe and the siblings, and I believe he was ok with that. Michael could never quite cut out his family completely. He loved them. All this talk about Michael cutting Joe out of his will and making his hatred of Joe known makes me laugh. Life isn't black and white, and relationship usually aren't either. People who believe that Michael hated Joe and the rest of his family are very naiive. It's much more complicated than that, as familial relationships often are. As for his will, Michael left his fortune to his children -- as any parent naturally would! He made sure his mother was cared for financially because she gave up any career she might have had to raise her family. Joe, the brothers, La Toya, and Janet aren't in the will because they are all supporting themselves on their own, and are capable of doing so. It's not some evil plot by Michael to "send a message". How ridiculous. My mother's sister just died, and as expected, she left her assets to her kids (all grown). She didn't mention my mother in the will, and yet my mother hasn't reached the conclusion that because of that her sister hated her! LOL!

1567 days ago
45.

WillOTheWisp    


Okay, I meant:

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 MATTER what he considered Michael to be to him; Michael was his son and Joseph is seeking the truth.
I hope he finds the truth! May he find out if there was anything SINISTER about his son’s death.
The truth will prevail!

GREAT MOVE JOESPH!!!!!

May everyone's 2010 be much better than your 2009!
Happy New Year!!!

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