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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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Gee where to start everyone is responsible for Michael's death so all of you pay Joe seems to be what I am hearing. I mean really the poor old guy needs his viagra and bimbos someone has to pay for that right I mena it is only fair

1527 days ago


Cecilia, I have wondered THAT myself. Dr.Quackster certainly was able to come up with that Diprivan, right? So why couldn't he have managed to come up with some equipment to properly & SAFELY administer it as well? The only conclusion I can come to is that he either A)was so incompetent that he didn't realize that this equipment must be readily available & utilized when Diprivan is being administered- or, even WORSE, B) was so 'lazy' & 'unconcerned' about the wellfare of Michael, that he didn't even BOTHER. (Gulp) That one just sickens me to think about but I fear that it's the closest to the truth. Everything this man did points to just ONE INTEREST in mind as far as HE was concerned & that was just 'doing the minimum amount of WORK necessary' & STILL be able collect that $150.000 at the end of each month from Michael. Wow, do I despise this pathetic excuse for a human being:( As a 'fellow-health professional' the complete CONTEMPT I have for this POS is indescribable.

1527 days ago


61. Gee where to start everyone is responsible for Michael's death so all of you pay Joe seems to be what I am hearing. I mean really the poor old guy needs his viagra and bimbos someone has to pay for that right I mena it is only fair

Posted at 9:28 AM on Jun 17, 2010 by vareader

Don't forget the 'pimp-Daddy hats'! 'Catfish' loves his 'groovy' hats! Gotta built some money into the 'settlement' for those:)

1527 days ago


You know, I understand AEG is the devil and blah, blah, blah... But I am a little tired of EVERYBODY being blamed except the addict himself. Yes, I agree that Dr. Murray was negligent (as his doctor), but NOT for the fatal dose that killed MJ. Rather for catering to his addictive needs. With that being said though, it seems like EVERYONE in his life catered to those needs, NOT just Dr. Murray. EVERYONE enabled him to be an addict, and NOBODY got him the help he seemed to be screaming out for. But at the end of the day, nobody CHOSE to kill him. And even though I agree that Dr. M is a piece of crap, so are MOST of the people that he surrounded himself with.
But as for AEG, suing them is a stretch. So they didn't provide the medical equipment requested ? If it was THAT vital, it seems like someone from the Jackson camp would've bought it, knowing they could try to recoup the money at a later date... But to hold AEG responsible for his death is ridiculous.
Maybe he wasn't physically able to work the demanding schedule they laid out for him, but was he physically able to spend the money they were advancing him for his living expenses ? There just seems to be a sense of entitlement on the part of celebrities that I find sickening.
Is there no sense of personal responsibility anymore ? I feel bad for MJ's kids, and his mom, that they are having to go through this. But the longer this drags out, the more lawsuits that are filed, the more animosity that Joe (Dbag) Jackson throws around, only the kids are being hurt in the long run. Would MJ really want all this or would the "forgiving and loving nature" that his fans claimed he had just want everyone to let it go and let him rest in peace ?

1527 days ago


can joe jackson be subpoenaed as a corroborating witness for...strike that

can joe jackson be subpoenaed as a witness for the defense in the murray case?

according to jackson's most recent public claims, he seems to be corroborating murray's argument that murray did not kill michael jackson.

in jackson's eyes, either/both aeg and katherine jackson contributed to michael jackson's murder.

1527 days ago


Janalal: Good points, very well said... But how do you think Dr. Murray would have been treated if he would've taken a stand and said "i don't feel comfortable with providing these drugs to you anymore, i'm worried about you, etc..." IMO he would've been ostracized, talked about, shunned, and accused of trying to extort the family...
I do believe he holds some responsibility, b/c of his oath to do no harm... But in that case, so is EVERY doctor that contributed to the overdose of someone... Where do we draw the line ? This whole situation is sad...

1527 days ago


No matter what, it was Murray's fault, these doctor's are not your regular junk dope dealers on the corner, they have obligations to their patients. So comparing Michael to a regular drug addict who gets his supply by a dope dealer on a street corner is preposterous,

Murray has a medical License and abused it by giving a sick person an anesthetic to sleep.

Yes, Michael was a grown man, but how many times do people who have any kinds of addictions really tell someone they do and they want help?

Joseph wants to blame anyone so he doesn't have the guilt hanging over him either, knowing he pressured his son many times and also was never there as a father, a man or even his confidante, Joe knows that Michael Loved him very much and was hurt by all the things he had done in the past to Michael and the family.Joe is a stubborn man and will never admit his faults, he will always have someone to blame or an excuse/reasoning as to why he did what he did in his past and present.

As far as AEG, I have a gut feeling they knew but why would they admit to it and how can anyone make them admit they knew what Michael's' request where? I'm sure every-time Murray requested some crazy ass machines, drugs or large sums of money to purchase anything then I'm sure these request where questioned by AEG. Common sense tells you if they are paying then they want to know where their money is going.

(Who actually owns AEG? Funds them?...etc...? I'm sure they have fronts to cover their names and true share holders).

Who was in charge of fulfilling Murray's request? This is going to be a long Ass trial if they take the time to investigate every tidbit.


1527 days ago

Politico Pablo    

Dr. Murray is broke, and AEG is the only one with the big bucks to sue. But AEG will probably counter that it was Dr. Murray's responsibility as a physician to provide the necessary medical equipment.

1527 days ago


Joe needs to be in a nursing home.

1527 days ago



lol! Don't you just KNOW that the D.A. & basically 'everyone' who wants to see Murray's head on a spike is wishing Joe would just SHUT-THE-HELL-UP?! It's funny but that man has ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT. He's always had the knack of speaking at exactly the WRONG time & saying absolutely the WRONG thing! Good ol' Joe. Not to mention the fact that I was under the assumption that most 'wrongful death' suits are usually held up until AFTER the outcome of the criminal trial? Joe started talking about filing this suit MONTHS ago. He's so ridiculously stubborn & just plows ahead, probably much to the chagrin of his own attorney(or maybe not? Afterall, it's Brian Oxman-need we say more?!).

He's got the perfect attorney though, Oxman is as big an 'ass' as Joe. Not sure if you were aware but here's a little 'fun fact' I found pretty hilarious; MJ, Friedman, & Mesereau FIRED OXMAN as part of the defense team during MJ's '05 criminal trial. He apparently likes to 'fall asleep in court' as much as 'Catfish' does:) but THAT was only 'one' of the things that irked Friedman & Mesereau in the way Oxman performed his duties. Below is a link providing info on some of Oxmans history & 'antics'.,2933,154573,00.html

Interestingly, Oxman has represented Randy Jackson in the past in regards to 'domestic scurmishes'...hmmmm. A reflection of Joe Jacksons 'hideous judgement' overall is continuing to employ this silly man. Love how Oxman 'trumpeted to the world' how terribly 'addicted' MJ was & said that "if something terrible should happen to MJ then he wouldn't be silent". Right. That is one thing we should NEVER expect from Oxman is that he would ever "be silent"...ABOUT ANYTHING! Trouble is, perhaps Oxman should have vowed to 'BREAK HIS SILENCE' while MJ was ALIVE & it might have been possible that his propensity for 'running his mouth' might have actually BENEFITTED MJ 'IN LIFE'.

Seems EVERYBODY 'KNEW' about MJ's 'addiction issues' yet nobody felt the need to tell anyone who could actually 'help' him with this before this tragedy?? Perhaps if the Jacksons had been a little LESS concerned with 'public relations' rather than GETTING THEIR SON/BROTHER SOME HELP, he'd still be here. Heaven forbid we 'stain his reputation' so we'll be silent & allow him to slowly kill himself. The Jacksons 'logic' has always totally confounded me:(

To 'use' the knowledge that he possessed r/e MJ's substance issues in order to get himself some 'face time' in front of a camera immediately after MJ's death is just so typically 'Oxman'. This guy is such a creep & if THIS if the 'best' Joe Jackson can do as far as legal representation in a wrongful death suit, Catfish is doomed before he gets out of the starting gate. What is this guy even thinking, filing this before the outcome of the criminal trial?? ONE THING: MONEY!!! Both Oxman & Catfish just can't WAIT to get their hands in SOMEONE'S/ANYONE'S POCKETS:( What a sad commentary on Michael Jacksons life these two are becoming!

MJ sure knew what he was talking about when he wrote/sang that song. We had no idea just how 'fitting' it would be in describing the events surrounding his death. Vultures just picking over poor MJ's bones.

1527 days ago


I've been saying it from the start:

Lazy, money hungry Murray probably didn't even try to come up with proper equipment even as Michael begged his nutritionist just days before for an anesthesiologist.

If AEG knew completely what Murray was doing for Michael don't you think they would've immediatly come up with the proper equipment? They didn't have accidental death covered on their insurance policy for Michael, did they?

The more respected doctors in Michael's life would never had given this drug to Michael in this way......Deepak Chopra,etc. would have had to take a LAME or UNDERHANDED doctor to have wanted the job of administering this drug outside hospital in the first place. And what better person to supply Michael with that kind of doctor than JOE......the same person blaming everyone else....and it seems now he's even trying to throw Murray's involvment off on AEG. Because Joe's the one who got this whole ball rolling in the first place maybe??

Katherine was always the one who took the blame throughout her marrage to Joe, starting way back when he'd be sleeping around on tour....and Michael stated that he never had the heart to tell his mother. So why not blame her for Michael's death and why not blame AEG because Murray came from Joe in the first place.

Joe is a lot like Murray.

1527 days ago


Is it JJ's concept of the law that if your name is on the law suit you get the money? This is sad and criminal in itself if his lawyers are pandering to his delusion. He should look at suing his lawyers for taking his money on frivolous actions because what he his doing is not going to get him a a payday.

He should note well that lawyers get paid win or lose and never tell you NOT to do anything only " if you instruct us we will carry out your wishes ".

SHAME on all of them.

1527 days ago


Joe Jackson making more claims,in order to garner money for himself...Joe needs to realize that making too many untoward claims is akin to the little boy who cried wolf.One day Joe might have a legitimate complaint,which no one will listen to because they will be tired of Joe's shena****ns.

1527 days ago


In order for insurance to pay for the equipment,Murray would have had to explain WHY he needed it.Michael was in good health and had no need for heart- monitoring equipment in AEG's eyes.
and why was "shena****ns" edited in my above post?

1527 days ago


What does Joe Jackson know about what Murray requested? And if he did - what that not have awoken AEG's suspicions? And again, if he did request those things, why did he start using propofol before he got them?

Difficult to believe. Murray had MJ on propofol for six week, and just before the tragic death he realized he needed a nurse and more equipment?

1527 days ago
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