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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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91.

MiMi    

Here's a little something for all you Ozzy Osbourne fans.



Ozzy Osbourne Talks About Jackson, Books, Drugs




British rocker Ozzy Osbourne has spoken out about Michael Jackson’s death -- asking why the doctor involved wasn’t “up for murder”, it emerged Thursday.



In an interview with The Herald Sun during a discussion about Jackson -- who died last June at age 50 after overdosing on prescription drugs -- Osbourne was asked “What’s your take on his death?”



He replied: “If you or me had given him that medication, we'd be up for murder. So why isn't the doctor? That stuff they use only anesthetists should use. Doctors get away with anything. It's like a club. I took my kids to see him (Jackson) years ago. He was a phenomenal performer.”



The complete interview may be read here:
http://www.myfoxla.com/dpps/entertainment/ozzy-osbourne-talks-about-jackson-books-drugs-dpgonc-20100617-fc_8156709

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92.

mary    

Si al final nos culpará a todos. Que calamidad de hombre. No me estraña que MJ le dejara nada.

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93.

Chic    

Bravo! Cheryl



Miss You Michael!
Love You Forever!

1404 days ago
94.

Grump    

- Thx #77



MOB is always the back bone, umm... hello just one of the methods these people launder their money.



Did Michael not owe Money? Michael was all washed up to them and these creeps know everything, ESPECIALLY YOUR WEAKNESSES. Yoo Hoo, why else is Murray walking around freely and has an attorney? Pro-Bono my ASS.



1404 days ago
95.

Grump    

Catch up and TTYL everyone with decent opinions;



Seems they let the weirdo's out to play, check you guys out tonite.

1404 days ago
96.

jayell    

Joe knows Murray doesn't have any money so now he's technically saying Murray isn't necessarily guilty of negligence and AEG is now the culprit because they have money. This man needs to go crawl under a rock. I don't blame Michael for hating him. He's a snake.

1404 days ago
97.

dizzydiana    

if any A lister reads this
Just because you have bucket fulls of cash and you can pay great amounts for a doctor dont automatically think you will recieve the very best of care.

1404 days ago
98.

electriczipper    

they should seriously come out with a game ..like LIFE and have a spinning wheel on it with eveyones name involved in this thing mess and you move ahead by how many time the arrow points to each person....

1404 days ago
99.

Siggisis    

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?



Posted at 10:30 AM on Jun 17, 2010 by aston



Perhaps there had been a close call prior to the fatal June 25, and he realized he needed more life saving equipment?
It gives me chills to think about, but in fact it is more than likely.



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100.

GAG    

Interestingly, USA music icon and famous sausage-maker "Jimmy Dean" has died. There is no mention of his passing by TMZ. Yet, the deaths of Michael Jackson and of Gary Coleman are trotted out nearly every day. Joe and Katherine Jackson are not celebrities. Lots of people are just plain fed up with Joe's antics. Joe, die already. Pleeeese!



1404 days ago
101.

Marie    

I kind of blame Michael Jackson for allowing himself to be addicted to the dangerous drug Propofol. Michael Jackson should have gone to rehab for the sake of his three beautiful kids. Also it would have been a crime if AEG knew that Michael Jackson was doing Propofol and then the company supplied Dr. Murray with the equipments to administer the drug and a nurse to assist him in enabling Michael Jackson. Joe Jackson's suit against AEG has no merit. Daddy Joe should blame Dr. Murray for his son's death.

1404 days ago
102.

nan    

murray is just a spoke on the wheel . they have been gunning for mj for years
this was the perfect scenario if you wanted his catalog and ranch.
guy dies, estate is worth billions and mj cant spend the way he did, kids are too young to take control. parents are too old to do much about it.they certainly got the ball running in no time. everything was in place
i cant really believer the people running the estate are going to hand the keys to the kingdom to mj3...ever
isnt there supposed to be appointed lawyers for the kids to be checking into what the estate is doing or have they been paid off as well

1404 days ago
103.

Cheryl    

93. check out www.deathby1000papercuts.com/2009/07/michael-jacksons-estate-concert-promoter-aeg-live.



I read the above link you posted. It has all the truth about Neverland, the deals, Tohme, Barrack, AEG. This was clearly murder for profit off of a deal Michael Jackson.
People open your eyes and read this. Now you will see why Joe is fighting AEG.

1404 days ago
104.

marson    

AEG didn't hire Murray, Michael did. I think AEG didn't want to pay for a personal doctor, and MJ insisted and insisted on Murray. AEG should have asked some questions when Murray ordered this stuff though. I don't see how AEG could be held responsible. I heard it was Joe who actually introduced Murray to Michael sp perhaps he should sue himself. Perhaps he is responsible for his sons death! He's blaming everyone else perhaps we should lay the blame at the feet of the man who actually brought Murray into Michaels life along with Murray. AEG probley wanted to find out why anyone would need this equiptment before providing it, and if they had found out what Murray was doing they would have never agreed to this nightly horror for Michael.

1404 days ago
105.

janalal4    

74. 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?



Posted at 10:29 AM on Jun 17, 2010 by CloBird



LOL! "Insurance paying for the equipment...." Yeah, THAT would never have happened because Murray wouldn't have gone thru any insurance company. This whole thing was 'shady' from the start. If Murray could get his hands on Diprivan then he could damn well get a hold of some medical equipment 'on the down low'. Murray knew damn well WHAT he was being hired to 'provide' & MJ knew it too! You don't pay someone $150,000 a month without knowing that what your 'asking for' is something that not just ANY physician is going to give you. NOR DO YOU AGREE TO 'ACCEPT' $150,000 PER MONTH without 'knowing' that what will be asked of you may not necessarily be your 'average physician's services'. Of course they wouldn't have involved any insurance company. Murray should have asked that Dr.Neil Ratner-bastard how he got a hold of HIS equipment when he did this for MJ back on one of MJ's previous tours. Like he said, "I take him DOWN at nite, & bring him back UP in the morning"....and these men call themselves 'doctor'. The thought completely disgusts me.



Now AEG is run by the mob?? Now how does anyone KNOW THIS?? Where did THIS info come from besides those who have 'suspicions'?? Sorry, gonna need a bit more 'proof' before I believe THAT. AEG is a huge(not to mention 'powerful' corporation). Seems EVERY LARGE & 'SUCCESSFUL' corporation eventually gets accused of having 'ties to the mob'.



Just 'where' is the proof that AEG has done ANYTHING AT ALL 'wrong' in their actions surrounding MJ's life or that they had ANYTHING AT ALL to do with his death?? When I see it, I'll believe it.



BTW, JUST BECAUSE THE 'CATFISH' SAYS THAT THESE EMAILS EXIST DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY DO! YET, PEOPLE ARE ALREADY DISCUSSING THESE 'EMAILS' AS IF THEY HAVE EVEN BEEN CONFIRMED TO ACTUALLY EXIST?! This is how rumour/ennuendo gets started-MICHAEL WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROCESS:(



I believe that there weren't too many people willing to put their money on the line r/e using Michael Jackson as their 'star attraction' yet AEG stuck their neck out for him. What did he do?? HE LIED TO THEM ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN. IT IS WHAT ADDICTS 'DO'. Sounds harsh I know & everyone who knows me, knows I dearly love Michael Jackson but lets not pretend that this is anything BUT 'what it is'.



JOE JACKSON IS RUNNING HIS MOUTH & SEEMS HELL BENT ON DOING ALL HE CAN TO SCREW UP & INTERFERE WITH GETTING THIS BASTARD-PHYSICIAN PROSECUTED. Grrrr! Leave the 'blame' for all this right where it belongs-at this lazy-ass quacks feet.



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