TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

2010_katherine_doc_launch_BN

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."

Story developing...

487 COMMENTS

No Avatar
91.

Unknown    

Send me an angel right now! Phantom are you there? Please provide some inspiration...Bless You!

1445 days ago
92.

Audie    

WillOTheWisp
Wow your relying on information from 1993.
Alot can change in a day let a lone 16 years!!!

1445 days ago
93.

nita    

Love you MJ!

1445 days ago
94.

Gsharon 710    

KJ is doing the right thing. For one...We don't know that the body the morgue got was really MJJ. I think the way he was described by ER workers, it bares some investigation.

I am sure Kline had records of feeding MJJ drugs and perhaps no one has tampered with his property as they did MJJ's BEFORE the investigation started. We have no idea if something was put there or what was all taken out.

I wish every cent of MJJ's estate would go to the family. Why should someone he fired get to live like a king and does not have to answer questions about the will.

So many times I have asked, but no response. "WHO WAS MICHAEL TALKING ABOUT IN THE WILL, THAT IF SOMEONE HE LEFT MONEY TO QUESTIONED THE WILL, THEY WOULD GET NOTHING? WAS IT HIS MOTHER, HIS CHILDREN, OR THE CHARITY? That in itself is stinky.

Dr. Murray was not treated well in the investigation, that is having the crime scene invaded. It may not have been what Murray gave him that caused his death. perhaps someone was poisoning his system slowly for years. Now who could have done that?

There are cases where the courts ordered the body rechecked and checking it more, found out there was another cause of death.

Again, we speculate, but we have no way of knowing the body was actually the REAL MJJ> If this is brought up in court, imagine how long the trial will be. Dr. Murray should not have to suffer all this blame. Some goes to MJJ himself, and all the other Doctors. Someone knew that he was an addict, if indeed he was, and yes his business heads also, or moreso if they hired a cardiologist for MJJ and he dies from a heart attack.

His body was transfered from coroner one, to the second and no one seems to have captured this on film. They purchased three caskets, why?

I say to KJ, go for it. Hit'em all up and then maybe the world can finally put rumors to rest.

1445 days ago
95.

maizieful    

Good for you KATHERINE AND JOE JACKSON. Don't listen to the negative trash you might read or hear on tmz or other horrible tabloids. Harvey should be ashamed for allowing it..Justice for Michael..Definitely there are parties not innocent in negligence and criminal intent.If knowing he was stressed and had a drug problem then it was their responsibility to see he get the help needed...period. 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.

1445 days ago
96.

Y do he got    

He was being PUT UNDER not taking drugs under contract but by a murder hidding as a medical doctor.OLDest game in the book hire a hitman doctor and that doctor is allways DEAD RIGHT allways btter than a thug a pro killer for hire GREAT JOB but I remember you from 1967..I have seen endless hits and have been the target endlessly since 1964 when daddy warbucks was called away to deefnd the country from cuba/russia and I was hidding in the walls at age 3&1/2 being shot at untill I was shipped off yet again.I knew MJ and I was allmost murdered by conrad in 1967 I can tell you every last detail and have all the scars to prove it.MJ was a friend he wasn`t on drugs he was put to sleep everynite as per his contract a death contract he would`nt break to save his kids...the church protected it`s own but MJ was living with the sharks

1445 days ago
97.

sofi    

WillOTheWisp i am aware of all this stuff,read the report but are you telling me that Michael did this to himself,knowing that he would die and never see his children who he adored more than anything in his life?

1445 days ago
98.

Unknown    

Randy Jackson is tweeting now about the latest development. He knows everything and I know he would love to let the fans know the truth, but he can't. Michael had an on going love affair with his fans since he was 5 years old. Michael would want us to know!!!!

1445 days ago
99.

cali    

Those kids don’t stand a chance in the Jackson Asylum

1445 days ago
100.

Heidi    

Kathrine knew her son was addicted to drugs. Just watch "This Is It. You can see him deterorating. He tried.

1445 days ago
101.

Insomnia    

Some of you "Dumb A$$" people need to shut-up!
Not everything the Jackson's do has to do with money.
Katherine lost her son, and the kids lost their father.
Maybe, just maybe they want to see justice done.
You'd better wish someone would care enough about your worthless lives,
to do whatever is necessary to avenge you if you're murdered.
And the A-Holes who always say Michael was an addict so it was his fault he died...
How stupid you are!!
He trusted a doctor to take care of him. He didn't pull some lowlife pusher off the streets to shoot him up with heroin. If he had, he probably would have gotten better service than he got from that Medicare, Medicaid card chasing quack Murray.
Doctors are notorious for being bad caretakers.
Michael's mistake was not insisting on a nurse to watch over him.
Murray is directly at fault. All others involved are just collateral damage.
All of you idiots need to remember that.

1445 days ago
102.

marson    

It's about time! I wondered why she wasn't angry that Murray called prince to witness his father dieing, and I think Paris was there too. That was outrageous on Murray's part to involve those kids! Michael would have been horrified for his babies to see him like that. Katherine god bless you and we fans are behind you 100%. Also if AEG got a request email for the things Murray requested debrilator, gurney, box of catheters, and a nurse why weren't they asking questions like what the hell is going on over at Michael's house? If they knew what Murray was doing with Michael and did nothing then they are partly responsible for Michael's death too. All they would have had to say is rehab is going to come before we book the concerts and get Michael straightened out.

1445 days ago
103.

frankie    

Mrs Jackson is a greedy old women . I hope she doesn,t receive a single penny .

1445 days ago
104.

Y do he got    

I masterminded for MJ sent in deb gave him free advice never took dime one never but the old man showed up in him and he gave up but doctor voodoo had everything to do with that had I known he was taking the hit maybe I could have stopped it!.But you can`t make someone go on late in life if they don`t want to..he gave up had been though all the battles had all the scars but in his mind it was giving up for kids to have it better no bad mouthing them if was was gone

1445 days ago
105.

maggie mae    

This family is crazy! The only one to blame for his death is Michael himself. He was just as crazy as his family. This is so stupid. Why can't they just believe he was a freak? They only want money cause no one else in the family is capable of earning a penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1445 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web