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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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76.

a.y.harrison    

Okay people, enough said some of your comments are just as crazy as you are. To begin with, AEG is a front for the mob, lets put the blame where the blame lies. The CEO is the nephew of a mobster that use to assosciate himself with Frank Sinatra. Second of all Dr. Murray never received a dime, which after the second month of not being paid, I wouldn't give a damn who I was working for MJ or who ever, I would of been gone. It was established that it was going into the third month,and Dr. Murray hadn't been paid. Are the pieces of the puzzle begin to coming together. Third when the mob say your time is up, they cut you off from everyone, including your family. They strong arm you. In the entertaintment business, it' controlled by the mob if you get too big, all of you need to ask someone if you don't about this game. AEG are gansters, and everyone in the erntertainment business that have longevity in the game knows, including Joe Jackson, he even said to Michael in London when Michael was making the deal that he didn't trust them, and Michael blew it off. This was the statement that he made on Larry King Live. And Larry didn't go any further with exploring the statement, like he normally does. My ex-husband has been in the entertainment business for over 40 years that why I know so much. I can';t believe some of you are so gullible to believe everything that AEG says, because they are full of it. Before it's all over people will be surprised as to exactly what happen. I already know, just giving some of you heads up, because some of you are out in left field.

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77.

Grump    

No freaking way that ONLY Michael and Murray knew of this addiction to propofol.



Maybe that's why other family members are quiet, they probably know that they can get into some HOT water about pointing fingers and having knowledge themselves.

1554 days ago
78.

suesch1950    

If you have money, Joe will blame you for Michael's death...

1554 days ago
79.

janalal4    

66. 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...



Posted at 9:46 AM on Jun 17, 2010 by KellyR



"ostracized, shunned, talked about"....WHO CARES?? I'm not trying to be 'smart-assed' when I say this, I'm just trying to make the point that he wasn't 'hired' to fulfill any sort of 'public relations' role. He was hired to oversee the 'health' of his patient, to diagnose when necessary, & to 'treat' him accordingly(well, that is what a physician is SUPPOSED TO BE HIRED FOR-unfortunately that is NOT what MJ had in mind from the very beginning-Murray was hired for one thing only & that was to provide MJ with the Propofol that he was seeking). These were the only things that Murray SHOULD have needed to 'worry about' or to have 'concerned himself with'. Had this quack been doing ONLY what he was hired to do, he wouldn't have had a thing to explain to ANYONE. That is the problem with agreeing to provide medical services 'under the table' to a celebrity. You can pretty much bet your life that your going to have to go 'beyond the scope of your practice' if the celebrity hiring you is willing to pay out a ridiculous amount of money.



Murray knew from the get-go that what MJ was 'buying' with that $150,000 was 'whatever he wanted' & therefore, Murray shouldn't have agreed to provide medical services to him. I think he wasn't quite 'aware' of just how 'deep' the waters were that MJ was in. Once he 'signed on', for Murray & his 'financial troubles', THAT MONEY BECAME TOO IRRESISTABLE & Murray became willing to sell out his soul to get it. MJ was nothing more to him than a means to an end....an END to his financial woes!



'Taking a stand' was NOT AN OPTION for this physician, it was 'his duty'. IT WAS ALSO HIS 'LEGAL OBLIGATION' TO DO SO. It's NOT just a 'ethical or moral' issue. What Murray did was ILLEGAL. Where do we draw the line? If a health care professional prescribes/provides ANY treatment that is NOT warranted & does not fall within the boundaries of 'standard of care' guidelines & it can be 'proven' then he/she absolutely should be reprimanded in the form of license suspension/revocation & if what they did was illegal then they should absolutely be PROSECUTED. He signed on to provide his medical expertise. In recommending to MJ that he get treatment for his addiction issues(discreetly of course), getting the referral for him, & helping to see him thru that was HIS JOB! If MJ refused to get subst. abuse treatment & 'insisted' he needed the Diprivan? The appropriate thing for ANY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO DO WOULD BE TO REFUSE TO PROVIDE IT & RESIGN AS MJ'S DOCTOR. Murrays job was NOT 'public relations', it was as a 'health care provider'.



"Accused of extorting from the family"?? I don't really see how he could EVER have been accused of this nor WOULD HE. Do you think for a second that ANY OF THE JACKSONS would have wanted the fact that Michael Jackson was an addict who had hired a physician to be his 'health care professional pusher' brought out in the open?? NEVER! No, this would all have been handled in a manner more silent than the grave in the Jax camp.



Again, I feel that your statement reflects a 'confusion' in regards to how we, the public, have come to view health care providers. The issue really should not be confusing or complicated at all. The 'patient' doesn't mandate the treatment, the health care provider does & there are very specific guidelines called 'standards of care'. The treatment either 'meets' that standard based on the diagnosis or it DOES NOT. There is NO room for any 'negotiation' at all.



Truth is, Murray, had he been acting in a manner consistent with how a physician is SUPPOSED TO, would have had absolutely NOTHING TO FEAR OR TO WORRY ABOUT IN R/E TO how he was 'treated' or 'talked about'. He had only ONE thing to be concerned about & that was providing the 'standard of care' to his patient. Where the lines became 'blurred' was when he was offered $150,000 a month for providing that 'standard' & accepted that money. Then he threw the 'standard of care' out the window.



1554 days ago
80.

Grump    

What's up with the guy that Michael owed money to in Bahrain? That Prince of some sort? Did he just pick up his hands and say OK, well Michael rest in peace and that's that?



1554 days ago
81.

CocaColaKid    

Next he'll blame Janet, then Jermaine and so on. I just hope that MJ's kids are being kept away from him.

1554 days ago
82.

Cheryl    

AEG contributed to Michael's death by refusing this equipment.
Everyone thinks Joe is so bad. He's the only one defending his son right now. You dont see Jermaine or Marlon, Tito standing up for their brother. Joe did the right thing and now we know more about AEG and what they did to Michael.

1554 days ago
83.

Laura    

I wish Joe J*ck*ff Jackson would just shut his mouth. You're to blame, you beat your son and no matter how old you get you do not forget you were beaten by your parent that was suppose to love you unconditionally. That is called "justifiable anger" and it doesn't just go away it affects you through your whole life. So dumb*ss JO-JO or ExPloJo as I think of you SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!!!

1554 days ago
84.

Laura    

I wish Joe J*ck*ff Jackson should just shut his mouth. You're to blame, you beat your son and no matter how old you get you do not forget you were beaten by your parent that was suppose to love you unconditionally. That is called "justifiable anger" and it doesn't just go away it affects you through your whole life. So dumb*ss JO-JO or ExPloJo as I think of you SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!!!

1554 days ago
85.

Laura    

Why does it print it one you try to delete after you fix it? Sorry for double

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86.

Karolina    

I love You Michael :)miss You...



and I love this...



http://www.youtube.com/user/77Karolina#p/f/0/U6tV11acSRk



Thank you :*



Karolina



1554 days ago
87.

Cheryl    

73."To begin with, AEG is a front for the mob, lets put the blame where the blame lies. The CEO is the nephew of a mobster that use to assosciate himself with Frank Sinatra."



I believe this to be true. AEG is responsible for MJ's death. They saw how much he was worth after death and made deals with SONY.
People wake up, this is the truth. Notice you dont see the brothers talk about this, they are scared as well. Only Joe has the guts to speak up.

1554 days ago
88.

ISLANDGIRL63    

I AM ON JOE'S SIDE ,AS A MOM WE DO OVER PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND ( PETS ) AS WELL ,WE HAVE TO LEARN TO STAND BACK ,AND LISTEN TO SOMEONE ELSE ,A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW ,THAT IS WHY SHE NOT MAD AT JOE ,SHE KNOWS HE IS RIGHT !!!!! ,AS FOR JOE GOING AFTER AEG ,I AGREE ,THEY DID NOT CARE ONE BIT ,ONLY ABOUT THE (MONEY) (GO JOE) ( GO JOE)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1554 days ago
89.

Paula    

AEG should be blameless, in all this! It wasn't AEG who continued masquerading as a fully credentialled physician...administering controlled substances, to Michael...out of a traditional medical setting! What happened to Michael can be laid at the feet of Murray, and his gross incompetence...and galloping greed.

1554 days ago
90.

Unknown    

regarding post #77, you are right people need to do there research. The MOB is involved all the way AEG has many arms that reach far and wide. They own everyone in Hollywood. Celebrities know what happened to Michael. check out www.deathby1000papercuts.com/2009/07/michael-jacksons-estate-concert-promoter-aeg-live. Michael had a dependency for prescription drugs but AEG is involved up to there eyeballs. Joe Jackson and the Family have docs to prove all. The truth will come out. AEG wants us to believe that Joe Jackson is old and not with it. Perhaps on some level that is true because he keeps talking and is making things worse. He is playing into there hands. AEG is involved.

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