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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.

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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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31.

a total fan    

"Besides the CPR machine, Murray also asked for saline, catheters, needles and a gurney."
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If all this is true then the doctor knew he needed more equipment to tend to Michael...He didn't get the medical equipment thus he was not equiped to administer the meds...common sense should have told the doctor not to administer.



1568 days ago
32.

Grump    

Courts take note that Murray was requesting medical equipment that was a sure sign that there was something wrong with Michael Jackson to begin with.



The only request that AEG fulfilled for Murray was a: ROPE, he HUNG himself and I hope all those who knew about it start squealing on eachother, they should all be held accountable.

1568 days ago
33.

kathy    

Oh well here we go again the blame game, MJ was a drug addict..who's fault is it? Maybe the drug addict...Joe Jackson is just looking for another way to abuse his kids.this time after death..get over it old man..you were left nothing for a reason..most lawsuits of this nature are to recover what woudl have been yours to live the same style of life you had before the persons death..well Joe he didn't suppoort you before death why should he support you now..grow up! Michael was an addict and did not want help, so let it go.

1568 days ago
34.

really?    

Funny..Murray had no problem getting Propofol. Perhaps at the same time he could have gotten the other equipment. Shows his priorities.



I'm sure if Murray told MJ that he would need monitoring and resusitation equipment MJ would have paid for it.



I still find it hard to believe that MJ would take Propofol without the proper life saving equipment being there, especially since he CONSTANTLY feared for his life. This has no logic whatsoever. Did he even know Murray was injecting Propofol?? (if you believe he is dead that is)

1568 days ago
35.

MiMi    


This equipment that Murray allegedly requested would have had no benefit to Michael as none of this was the required equipment he SHOULD of had to monitor MJ during the administration of propofol.



Had Murray not given MJ the propofol or at least had the proper monitoring devices while administering it Michael would still be alive. And lets not forget how he left the room for almost an hour as Michael lay dying.



1568 days ago
36.

DWeaver    

Joe seems to want to point fingers at everybody without realizing that Michael was responsible for his own life and without taking a good hard look in the mirror.



Michael chose to go down the road he did, and he chose to let the people into his life that he did once he became an adult. I do think that Joe is somewhat responsible for the turn of events. He spent Michael's whole childhood working the kids like crazy and at times being abusive to the kids just so he could get them famous and make money off of them. This shaped Michael, and this really affected the decisions he made as a young adult. Yes, there are other factors involved, including the fact that Elizabeth Taylor, who was supposed to be one of his best friends, introducted him to Arnie Klein who kept MIchael dependent on drugs and then betrayed his trust.



Still, what happened was ultimately Michael's choice, but a lot of responsibility still falls on Joe's shoulders for a lifetime of money-grubbing and unfair treatment.

1568 days ago
37.

janicebyrne    

If the quack believed that his patient was frail, then why did he give him a dose of anaesthetic and then leave the room.? NO doctor or any medical person will ever leave an anaesthetised person alone and unattended. It's dangerous and potentially fatal which is what happened in this case. The quack gave his patient a lethal dose of anaesthetic and then, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, left the room. I agree that AEG must also be charged with neglent and incompetence in this matter but there is no doubt, and the Coroner confirms, that a lethal dose of Propofol was administerd by a third party. The coroner confirms that the patient could NOT have self-administered the medication in this case. Murray is 100% guilty of his patient's death. His negligence and recklessness( (and financial greed) caused the death.

1568 days ago
38.

MiMi    


Michael chose this. Michael chose that. I am so happy that so many of you apparently have the inside tract as to what went on in Michael's life.



Michael was in no way perfect, but one must also take into consideration that he was surrounded by various enablers and vultures his entire life.

1568 days ago
39.

mj fan forever    

Still, what happened was ultimately Michael's choice, but a lot of responsibility still falls on Joe's shoulders for a lifetime of money-grubbing and unfair treatment.



Posted at 7:16 AM on Jun 17, 2010 by DWeaver



I don't think that Michael would have wanted to take propofol to asleep but he couldn't asleep. He couldn't have know propofol by himself but surely through a doctor. I don't see how it would have been a his choice. It was a possibility for him to asleep.

1568 days ago
40.

Tony    

It's time to play... "The Blame Game!" This week's topic: Michael Jackson's death

1568 days ago
41.

cindy    

O.K. Joe, make up your mind...Is it Katherine(Michaels mother or AEG who killed Michael....Pa-Lease!!!

1568 days ago
42.

dd    

So the doc knew he needed this equiptment and when he didn't get it he continued on?

1568 days ago
43.

timmsa    

Will this ever end, I mean come on almost a year later and they are still fighting over this guy. And Joe is out to blame who ever he can. And who ever has the deepest pockets. He is pissed because Michael didn't leave him anything and he is all about GREED.
He mistreated his children growing up because GREED, he made his kids work to support the family because he could not do it. And now that Michael outside of Janet is really the only true bread winner of the family is gone there really is no more money for him to receive.
I mean come on Joe, stop blaming other people and blame Michael, he is the one who was filling his body with those drugs. And he is the one who allowed the Doctor to inject him all the time.

1568 days ago
44.

Unknown    

We all need to realize that TMZ is all about Dr. Conrad Murray, Harvey does not like Michael Jackson. I do not like Joe Jackson, however I do believe that something is really wrong with this whole story. AEG is a big corporation so we all know how that goes(corruption and lots of it). Michael Jackson was in need of help, we all agree with that, but was he really a drug addict??? Remember all has not been revealed yet, I am waiting for the trial to begin before I place judgement. TMZ wants you to believe especially Harvey that they have "the inside track" on all things Jackson. I do not believe half of what they say. I come here and read the comments because it is the people who bring insight to this tragic situation we know as "The Jackson Family Saga." There will never ever be another Michael Jackson, and that is another reason why we all come here.

1568 days ago
45.

mjfanalways    

i love ya MJ.i miss you and your laugh also your beautiful smile.wish you were here with us.love and hugs Michael.

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