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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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76.

sofi    

I truely wonder where was this mother a year ago? Suddenly she remembers her son now and she sues AEG? Why didn't she sue the murderer? Like someone else posted there are alot of holes in this case.

1415 days ago
77.

jjgirl    

ENOUGH already...no wonder Micheal Jackson's like was a circus look at the crap his family has carried on after his death!!

1415 days ago
78.

sofi    

WillOTheWisp,i should have clarified what i meant.He was treated and became well.You still say he was an addict but how could the toxicology reports lie and could the coroner lie as well?

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79.

Y do he got    

The money don`t matter what matters is that SONY is stopped from killing artists that they own for greater moneys.CONRAD tryed to kill me in 1967 once again for sony and I still have the scars and wounds to prove that.A crushed rib cage a crushed sterum replaced by a fake one 64% of my chest mus removed.Stab wounds everywhere from switch blade.CONRAD was dispatched by mason poopahs on CBS radar and soundscan and earth mics and flash crews on CB relayers.DID battle all my paperroute days and even at school stomped and beaten and stabbed and left for dead by a thug CBS crew and conrad was there also.

1415 days ago
80.

marcia    

OMMGGGGG........Michael was a drug addict. P E R I O D...death was gonna come sooner rather than later, why can't family accept this and move on with his millions they have now! geez

Posted at 4:22 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by bring back recent posts!
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How can you be for sure? What you said is not an absolute certainty. For all you know MJ could have lived to be 100 doing what he was doing as long as it was administered correctly. If you remember per the coroner's report all other drugs found in his system wasn't enough to kill him. He died from an overdose of diprivan administered by his personal/trusted physician who neglected to have the required equipment used when administering that drug. Also had he have lived he could have very well someday/one day kicked his habit/overcome his addiction once and for all.

Katherine and Joe are right to pursue anyone who could have contributed or aided in their son's early demise. I'm sure you would do the same if it were your child or someone you loved, no matter if they had money or not. And if you wouldn't then perhaps you really didn't love or care for them all that much or are just afraid to fight for that which you love or believe in.

Katherine and Joe seek justice for their beloved son. Aside from him being their son, he was also a loving father, brother, uncle, cousin & friend of many who not only gave of his time but also his money unselfishly to those around the world who were in need. He was an absolutely wonderful person who unfortunately like many Americans both rich & poor had a dependancy on prescription medications. This did/does not make him or them disgusting or evil, it just made/makes him and them human. Some of you people posting are so heartless.

1415 days ago
81.

Bayo    

About time!!! AEG is a concert promoting company who are crooks. They did not try to help Michael they tried to destroy him. His contract would have been null and void cause they made sure if he couldn't performe he got nothing. Plus they were going to scalp several thousand dollars of tickets per show. Michael would not have seen his money for two years after the last show!!! They set him up and made his life a living hell the last few months of his life. Go Katherine don't get mad get even!!!!

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82.

Y do he got    

You`all really have no ideal at all whats goes on in hollywood.son of howard hughes hidden in the coldwar age of the spys smit I even owned the land around the hollywood sign untill all that was ripped for SONY by ernest lummis beaten stabbed burned shot endlessly really you`all have NO ideal what soever

1415 days ago
83.

Muppet    

OMG why don't these people just accept that they need to be better parents and more involved so this kind of thing doesn't happen right under their noses. The doctor didn't force him to take drugs. Good grief let the man RIP!!

1415 days ago
84.

Robert    

The vultures keep picking at the corpse...

1415 days ago
85.

boobymanz    

I'm sick and ****ing tired of MJ's family and their money grubbing ways. You know who killed Michael Jackson? Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson. He was a ****ing drug addict. What part of that don't you ****ing understand? Conrad Murray shouldn't have given him the drugs, but Michael Jackson was a drug addict who went doctor shopping constantly. He had dozens of aliases so he could pick up his prescription drugs and get his fix. He constantly surrounded himself with nothing but yes men and women. **** off already.

1415 days ago
86.

Teresa    

Forget all you negative people, You go Katherine this is your son that Murray carelessly took care of. He just needs to pay for the crime that he commited, any doctor in his right mind would not have given Michael that drug to begin with. Aeg must pay also for no background check and much more!

Michael was an Angel and I am heart broken over his passing! He needed a real doctor to take care of him especially with the rehearsals and concerts that he was going to do.

I love Michael and he will live forever in my heart!
God Bless Katherine and his children and the rest of the Jackson family! Hope there will be Justice for my heart! (Michael). R.I.P.

1415 days ago
87.

Y do he got    

his contract dang sure did make him take that twilight sleep medical setup or he would habe ben sued for breach of contract WAKUP WAKE UP you`all are sleeping also

1415 days ago
88.

Rafi Husain    

This is it:Should of been in 2010 not 2009, stupid Randy Phillips what a unfit concert promoter, I would have signed the contract for 50 shows all beginning in March 2010, I will personally have top of the line physicians and trainers to get Michael back in shape both Physically and Mentally,and when he is ready then i will unveil him like a hungry tiger to the world,and i promise you he would of taken over the world in the music entertainment industry once again, like nothing you have ever seen. The rehearsals were great his moves were unmatched,but his heart was not their i could see it, he needed much more time. I would have done the press confrence just like he did in March and the dates would start the following year,he would of still sold out,nothing would of changed, If i were Phillips i would be with MJ 24/7, that would be one of the agreement.

1415 days ago
89.

Unknown    

Michael's children are innocent pawns in this game. Michael would hate ALL of this. The truth, what exactly is that? Will we ever really, REALLY know!

The Music Lives...forever

1415 days ago
90.

Tellit    

57. 51.
This is SO FUNNY!
STFU Katherine. You were the one who prevented your sons much needed drug abuse treatment years ago. REPEATEDLY.
Joe himself even blamed you for Michaels death!! So he apologized for saying it....or else you and the rest of the Jackson family would have silenced him forever!! lmao....

Read: and ask Joe and GraceR ....among others....
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/joe-jackson-tr...
....."Joe Jackson reportedly tried to intervene and get the singer into a psychiatric rehabilitation centre - but his wife Katherine blocked the move."
..........
Please Katherine.....you are disgraceful..
And a true M.O.N.E.Y. monger/W----.
YOU interfered with treatment for your sons drug addiction....
because of the media coverage...and a negative effect to his popularity and $$$$$$$ income. M.O.N.E.Y. in your pocket.
YOU ARE A DISGRACE!
jmo
Posted at 5:34 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Tellit

No, you are. That was the most evil post I have read on these boards so far.
I have no words.

Posted at 5:45 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Siggisiss

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