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Joe Jackson Blames AEG for Michael's Death

6/17/2010 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray had requested lifesaving equipment and back-up help for Michael Jackson from the promoter of the London concerts -- AEG -- but the company never came through, according to a new complaint filed by Joe Jackson.

TMZ broke the story -- Joe was gunning for AEG by filing complaints with the California Medical Board and another agency, alleging the concert promoter abused Jackson in a way that led to his death -- and he's just filed with the Medical Board.

Joe claims days before Jackson's death Murray had requested a heart resuscitation machine and a nurse in several e-mails making the request, but AEG never provided it.

According to the complaint, Joe is accusing AEG of co-opting Murray's medical judgment by enticing him with a huge salary -- in effect engaging in the "unlawful practice of corporate medicine."

Besides the CPR machine, Murray also asked for saline, catheters, needles and a gurney.

AEG and Murray had no comment.


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Obviously another attempt at a cash grab but this crazy, selfish man. I don't know why the family puts up with him.

1597 days ago


If all that was requested then it should have been a clear sign that MJ was in no condition to perform.

1597 days ago


He died because he was a DRUG ADDICT... End of story.

1597 days ago

deb is a ho    

17. If all that was requested then it should have been a clear sign that MJ was in no condition to perform.

Posted at 6:42 AM on Jun 17, 2010 by LadyG

And if Joe knew about it where was he to step in?? He probably knew Michael did propoful before but did not care has long has the money kept rolling in!!!!!! I am sure he did not get this Info from Dr. Murray!

1597 days ago


It's such a ****ing shame that even after MJ's death, all Joe cares about is getting money. He would sue the kitchen sink if he felt he could squeeze a dime out of it. I have to agree with the many comments on here so far in that he help contribute to MJ's death, but ultimately it was just a tragic accident after years of MJ abusing his own body.

1597 days ago


I long suspected AEG had something to do with MJ's death.

1597 days ago


Dr. Murray murdered Michael Jackson at home. The equipment was requested for the tour. This is a moot point. Joe Jackson has lost his damn mind.

1597 days ago

The King's Kaween    

This stuff is very odd. As a practicing cardiologist (heart doctor), it is imperative that these items (CPR machine - portable) should be in his/her possession. If he was providing MJ with Diprivan (propofal) without reasonable medical consent, then he should have had those items on hand without getting AEG to provide it. Funny...the drugs were obtained by the very guy who administered it to MJ, but could not get a portable defibrillator. As far as the saline, catheters, needles and a gurney...I will have to say that MJ need to hire a paramedics team in London that would have provided all of the necessary items....instead of hiring Dr. Murray. That is probably why AEG wasn't responding to Dr. Murray's request. AEG probably didn't want to include Dr. Murray on the "This Is It" for Jackson anyway. I wonder if Dr. Murray requested Propofol from AEG and was denied.

1597 days ago


I want to know why TMZ seems to be trying to sway public opinion on Murray. It's pretty obvious that this website is doing some serious PR for Murray. What's up with that? Then again, I shouldn't expect much from the team there - I'm not sure anyone there can actually call themselves journalists. Harvey is a lawyer...we know how they roll. :/

All Murray headlines always are sympathetic to him. ALWAYS. They are never neutral at all. Murray is a cardiologist who was acting as an anesthesolgist, operating outside of his professional boundaries, in a reckless manner that lead to a man's death. First of all, why was Murray, a cardiolgist, treating Michael's insomnia? That's like a dentist treating hypertension. It's just wrong. This whole case is wrong. I don't understand why this guy still has a license. Those poor patients - I bet they're low income or medicaid recipients who are DESPERATE for care. If he was treating patients in Beverly Hills I bet his license would have been gone months ago.

1597 days ago


on that last concert michael looked very frail to me, and he looked like he was in pain, and having to take lots of pain meds to keep dancing like a dam puppet, he wss over 50 and dancers get really bad arthritis and injuries so i think its just sad that he kept on doing it, he was in pain no doubt, i dont know who is to blame for this, but is awful, that sleeping drug that was outragous. that is for surgerys

1597 days ago


Here is the complete story from the Associated Press:

Contract: Jackson doc requested lifesaving gear

1597 days ago


Sounds more like, if this is true, Murray probably requested what he was gonna need at the house MJ was gonna live in when he got to London. How could he really need all this stuff while MJ was rehearsing? Plus, Murray wasnt gettin paid yet, especially by AEG.

The whole family needs to put some blame on MJ, and I love him. But he was an addict and was taking stuff he shouldnt have taken. I dont believe this whole murdered stuff, the guy was reckless, and this is what happens.

But AEG didnt hire Murray, MJ did.
Lay off the juice Joe, and realize youre not gonna get any money!

1597 days ago


Why did he need all that resuscitation equipment? Wasn't he just a personal physician on tour? Do they need all that stuff as a personal physician? Is it Normal to request hospital setting equipment?

1597 days ago


Wait.. a cardiologist being paid $150,000 a month can't afford to buy this equipment? What are they paying him for? Should he already have resusitation equipment and all this stuff from his medical practice? He was taking a sabbatical from his patients so why couldn't he use his own equipment, or buy new equipment with the money?

1597 days ago


The way this is going Joe will eventually sue TMZ and anyone who's ever posted anything negative about Mikey as contributing to his death.

1597 days ago
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