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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Over Michael's Death

9/15/2010 8:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's children are suing AEG Live -- claiming the company breached its agreement to provide physical care for Michael Jackson -- and that AEG was negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray as MJ's physician.

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In the suit, Katherine claims AEG's contract with Michael "created a legal duty for AEG to act reasonably toward the physical well-being of Michael Jackson."

In the document, Katherine also blames AEG for hiring Dr. Murray without  a proper background check -- claiming, "AEG did not provide a doctor who was truly looking out for Jackson's well-being and did not provide equipment."

The suit also alleges AEG caused emotional distress to Michael's son Prince because he witnessed Michael suffering and dying, and "he was put in a position as bystander to these tragic events."

Kenny Ortega, who produced the planned London concerts for Michael, is also named as a defendant.

The attorney who filed the suit, Brian J. Panish, released a statement saying, "The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all."

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346.

Linda Greatorex    

The American Medical Association has distorted our perception of what is morally acceptable practice. I hope the LAPD will critically evaluate this case to a land mark case. This type of so called care is what the public see as corrupt practices, with that we have a company(AEG)involved, this gives weight & adds references to similar practices of the Nazi's and that we should be all worried.

If The medical association keep Murray's license valid then Murray is no more then reducing the role of a doctor to a morally neutered technician & the American Medical Association are acting like the Nazi's.

I know its extreme thing to say but this is the only reference I could find that mimic this type of practice.

MJ life was devalued to a money machine whether it was his wish or not does not give the right to the doctor to administer these drugs. This type of practices is corrupt!!!

Murray's medical license should be canceled period & Murray should have a mandatory life sentence, this will also act as a deterent to other doctors that are corrupt.

As the AMA/court are not doing anything I hope Katherine & family get Justice in another way and thats $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

1468 days ago
347.

Daphne     

In summary, Michael was battered by what he had to suffer in his life.....BUT, he wasn't broken & remember, he was not a reclusive human being to those who knew him personally - but he sure was forced into being one by his fame by the horrific issues he had to endure.

Sure he had shortcomings like the rest of us, at the end of the day, he was only human...

Posted at 5:52 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by SaraJane


Yes,Ma'am.

1468 days ago
348.

VLM    

All this talk about who gets what and who is in control of Michael's money and future. What ever happened to the right to privacy? There should be no question about who gets what. Michaels family is intitled to all. No one else should get a cent. Michael loved his parents and his family they meant every thing to him, yes even his father. Michaels parents and family should be in control of everything. God bless them, havent they been through enough. I say you go for it Mom and Dad Jackson and dont stop till you get it all and justice. Michael would have wanted that way. Love you MORE Michael and The Jackson Family XX's & OO's for ever.

1468 days ago
349.

VLM    

My Heart goes out to Mom and Dad Jackson and The Jackson family. They deserve to know what happened to Michael every detail. There is to many unanswered questions. They also deserve 100% of what ever Michael left behind. Yes someone should be brought to justice for what happened to Michael and it is not Mom or Dad Jackson or the Jackson family.

1468 days ago
350.

natasha    

What a bunch of B.S.!!! She's just looking to get paid!!! Hey Lady!!!! Your son liked little boys, & he is dead cuz he was a dope head!!! He did it to himself!! He should hve been in prison anyway!!!!

Posted at 5:51 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by Zander

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1. The point of suing is to punish someone by taking some of their money

2. Michael loved all children and nothing about it was sexual, it's tWisted people like you who seEm to conjur up this perverted crap.

3. Michael was NEVER on dope, he died because his doctor injected him with anesthesia to sleep making his death a HOMOCIDE which is why his doctor is being charged

4. Michael should not have been in prison because there was no proof he did anything criminal, you can not convict somone of a crime they did not do.

Do yourself a favor and educate yourself because making statments you read from TABLOIDS.

1468 days ago
351.

Cherwood    

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat - Pt 2...........
-#68: really?, While I don't consider Kenny Ortega one of the Suspects, he is implicated in the lawsuit because he had jurisdiction over Michael as the Director. ANd where did you get the info that Kenny wasn't an employee of AEG? ANyone who worked on that production were hired by AEG.......
-#69: Kerry, you got everything right except Michael was NO drug addict. That is something that the Media concocted against him AFTER he admittedly had issues with meds in '93. There is NO PROOF that he was an addict. People need to see the Media for what it is--BS, and quit living in the 90's.......
BTW: Michael does NOT look ill on TII!! He looks extremely thin, but he always was...this time he was older, which made his thinness look more extreme....
-#82: Great post, Dawn!
-#92: WillO'TheWisp, all of the drugs you posted were given to Michael by MURRAY, per the LAPD affidavit. These drugs were NOT being used by Michael. Further, I don't believe Michael asked for the Propofol, much less these drugs. Murray gave Michael these drugs as part of his cover story, IMO....
I know most people don't agree (not that I care) but I stand by my opinion that Michael had a problem with dehydration, which is what Murray was actually treating him for, until something went wrong on 6/25 and Murray and his bosses decided to take Michael's life...........
-#93: Marcia, now we're getting somewhere. This board is the epitome of why Murray and his ilk were able to do what they did to Michael, and may even get away with it, thanks to the "conscientous" US public......
-#105: Hey Siggisiss! You hit the nail on the head! Yet another "Voice from the Heartland/FoxTV/T-Party.......
The only disgrace is that someone would even CONSIDER committing a LOVING, GENIUS like Michael to an institution, simply because they COULDN'T GET HIM TO DO ANOTHER REUNION CONCERT!!!
That's why Katherine blocked it, because she knew it wasn't in Michael's best interest, it was so some of the family could get control of him....
-#110: Maizieful, great post! You wrote:
Greed runs deep in this situation. He was targeted and assualted by the media/tabloids for years and this country should be ashamed for what they did.
Posted at 6:58 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by maizieful
-#126: Hey Chico! You are 100% correct. The Estate will pay for Katherine's lawsuits, because she's an heir. Of course, as we know, Joe is out of luck........
-#151: bigbigfanmj, great point--you're so right: there's so much criticism of the Jackson family, but the Presleys were full supported in their actions. We shouldn't be surprised, seeing that the major difference is RACE.......
BTW: Most people think that there's a bunch of stuff that's going to come out about Michael during Murray's PreLim. And of course, they're ASSuming it will be negative, but won't the JOKE be on them when it comes out that Michael was actually clean??
Talk about your CRACKED FACES......
-#155: Katie 10--my sentiments, exactly, we should file a class action suit against SNEDDON for his false accusations, mishandling and trashing of MIchael's reputation. And when in the Prosecuting atty's opening statements he could say, "Meet the Family".......lol x 50!!
-#165: Mr.ghjunkie, Michael and Britney are 2 totally different people. And regardless of whether or not Michael agreed to the meds (which I SAY he didn't,) Murray and AEG are still responsible for his well being while in their employ PER HIS CONTRACT!!
Everyone here should go to Radaronline and READ THE CONTRACT AEG had with MICHAEL before commenting on this story.....READING IS FUNDAMENTAL................
....................SIMMERING...............................

1468 days ago
352.

Love Michael for the Man that he is..    

I believe that AEG and DR. Murray put Michael on Propofol, Didn't someone say that they took Michael to see a Anesthesiologist. Also would explain the conversation that Michael had with the woman sorry not good with names again someone more into this investigation help me out here.. The woman who I believe is a DR. who he called complaining of being hot and cold, and he told her that a Dr. had told him it was safe.. Perhaps they took him to see this Dr. to tell him he needed this drug to sleep, and had the Anesthesiologist tell him that it was safe.. Perhaps they had someone either a real Dr. or someone pretend to be a real Dr. tell him that it was safe. Why else would he keep insisting to her that he had been assured that it was indeed safe.. I think this was drug that was given to him by them not something that he asked for.. He couldn't sleep so this was their alternative.. This was their way to finally get rid of Michael Jackson.. I Love You More Michael.. Make Them Pay Prince, Paris and Blanket...

1468 days ago
353.

Love Michael for the Man that he is..    

believe that AEG and DR. Murray put Michael on Propofol, Didn't someone say that they took Michael to see a Anesthesiologist. Also would explain the conversation that Michael had with the woman sorry not good with names again someone more into this investigation help me out here.. The woman who I believe is a DR. who Michael called complaining of being hot and cold, and Michael told her that a Dr. had told him it was safe.. Perhaps AEG took him to see this Dr. to tell Michael he needed this drug to sleep, and had the Anesthesiologist tell Michael that it was safe.. Why else would he keep insisting to her that he had been assured that it was indeed safe.. I think this was drug that was given to him by them not something that he asked for.. He couldn't sleep so this was AEG and Murry's alternative.. This was their way to finally get rid of Michael Jackson.. I Love You More Michael.. Make Them Pay Prince, Paris and Blanket..

oOOO and for all of you saying that Michael was a drug addict you probably read my earlier post and went wtf.. Well I take pain medications on a regular basis for medical reasons.. So yeah my train of thoughts kinda ramble so i read it and went wtf too. So I went back and fixed it.. Now I only take several pain pills a day and this happens to me.. So now you tell me that Michael Jackson was a drug addict and still was the Musical Genius that he was.. I say BULL ****!!!!!!

1468 days ago
354.

MiMi    


@FoQ


Claiming to have known or worked with MJ & Q has no credibility unless one is willing to sign their posts with their given name.

You claim to know the truth about Michael, yet you hide behind a silly nic.

Now why is that????

1468 days ago
355.

Reg    

OMG ! Will this EVER stop ? Michael DID IT TO HIMSELF. period!MJ "doctor shopped" until he ultimately killed HIMSELF. The wealthy always get what they want. MJ paid Dr Murray 50,000.00 monthly for his drugs of CHOICE. Who in their "right mind " would take anesthesia to "go to sleep" ? Its called AMBIAN idiot! The family are just looking for ANOTHER boat load of cash. They will lose, and I hope AEG files a counter suit for " breach of contract" for killing HIMSELF.I hope AEG recovers all the $$ that was supposed to be made during this "Farewell tour", and puts the Angry black family on the streets where they belong. As for MJ's kids, they are NOT his,they are white babies that he bought.If you think otherwise,Please explain how a Black dude has a blonde kid. The same idiots here defending Mama Jackson, are the same unemployed idiots that have nothing better to do than go to the courthouse and bitch and cry. MICHAEL JACKSON is DEAD, by his own choices!! HES DEAD! get over it.

1468 days ago
356.

moni    

Michael did not die from exhaustion or starvation. He died from an overdose of Propofol. And as long as nobody can prove that AEG had hired and instructed Murray to administer this medication I can’t see how Katherine will be successful.

Posted at 1:05 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by moni
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But didn't someone said that AEG gave MJ an ultimatum, not to take meds from Klein & just be looked after by Murray. This would legally impllicated them, because, Murray at the end of the day, ended up killing him with the profofol injection. If AEG told him not to be cared for by Klein, but Murray, then AEG should make sure Murray could provide him with the best of medical care.

Posted at 4:34 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by Daphne
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Daphne, in favour of AEG one could assume that in their eyes Klein was the bad guy and Murray the good one. We don't know what reasons AEG was told about the huge amount of money they should pay to this doc. Neither Michael nor Murray could come along and tell that it was for the support with doubtful prescriptive medications, so the explanation might have actually been that – and we have read about this before – it was for Murray's efforts to withdraw Michael from the damage Klein had done and get him healthy again.
I don't even believe that a background check would have helped to prevent what finally happened. As far as I know Murray had some issues before – but did he have a history as a drug enabler?

The more I read about this drama the more confused I get, and the less I feel to know and understand. Although I have my doubts that AEG was clueless about Murray's real „care“ for Michael I don't believe that they knew what was going between the two of them at night.

I hope that the trial will bring out some truth. But at the same time I'm afraid of it.

1468 days ago
357.

The Skeptical    

The deal with AIG was that Micheal do 5 shows. AIG in it's infinite wisdom decided to add another 40 or 50 shows to the tour. There was no was that Micheal at his age and health was gonna be able to do 50 shows. That's when Dr. Feelgood was brought in.

1468 days ago
358.

Dorothy Wilson    

You all has to understand this Micheal might has been on drugs but the company wanted to make money off his body. They didn't care about his well being It was all about the money.

1468 days ago
359.

Muffy    

AEG is going to eat her ass alive!

1468 days ago
360.

Nancy    

GOD BLESS <3 with lots of L.O.V.E. and support!!

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