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AEG -- Don't Blame Us for Dr. Murray!

9/16/2010 6:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AEG is finally lashing back at Katherine Jackson's lawsuit over the death of her son Michael Jackson -- claiming it had nothing to do with the hiring or supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray.

AEG Lawsuit

In a statement released through AEG's lawyers -- the company calls Katherine's lawsuit "inaccurate, unsubstantiated and meritless" and then goes on to explain its relationship with Dr. Murray.

The statement continues ... "Dr. Murray was Mr. Jackson's longtime personal physician.  AEG did not choose him, hire him or supervise him.  That said, and in honor of our professional relationship with Mr. Jackson and his Estate, we will have no further public statements."

It is true that Michael handpicked Dr. Murray -- but Katherine claims that AEG was negligent because they didn't check Murray's credentials. Katherine also claims AEG pushed Michael way too hard during rehearsals.

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151.

princess    

**** yall MJ we love and miss u

1443 days ago
152.

Gloria    

Katherine lost her baby. And it was preventable. She has seen how the entertainment industry treats it's members, and how dirty it can all be. She needs to do what she's doing, period. She's a decent lady that deserves our support.

1443 days ago
153.

Becky    

Jeez! These Jacksons just cant seem to get enough money. Micheal made billions and he was broke when he died. I'm thinking thats why Katherine is grasping at straws here - do they have no shame???!!!

1443 days ago
154.

Leanne    

Micheal Jackson was a drug addict and he died a drug addicts death. Sad but true

1443 days ago
155.

anna    

for all you people talking bad things about Katherine and her family have you ever lost a love one? especially the way katherine lost Michael? all she and family is trying to do is to get some justice for her son's death she love Michael and I know she want to make sure some justice be done, and another thing you all need to stop calling Michael a drug addict I'm sure most of you calling him adrug addict are drug addict yourself and not the priscribed one but the one you can get on the street corner(crack/cocane) and what ever is outhere so until you all get yourself cleand up LEAVE MICHAEL AND HIS FAMILY ALONE, you haters. LOVE YOU FOREVER MICHAEL GOD BLELL U AND YOUR FAMILY.

1443 days ago
156.

LunaticFringe    

Wow
Looks like there are a lot of Jews on this board.
Everything is always about MONEY to you.
Wake Up!

1443 days ago
157.

CloBird    

Katherine Jackson is a grieving mother who is out of sorts,having a hard time dealing with this tragedy.She wants someone to pay for her son's death.What she really needs is answers.
Michael met Murray is Las Vegas in 2006.AEG hired Murray because Michael wanted Murray and no one else.Perhaps the court case can finally give an accurate and complete picture of this sad affair.

1443 days ago
158.

DonnaLynn125    

It is reported that MJ met Dr. Murray in Vegas in 2006. How did MJ happen to meet up with him? Did somebody introduce him to Murray and if so who was that person?? Just wondering.....anybody know??

1443 days ago
159.

CJ    

Gmopp28, I echo your sentiments. For 30+ years I’ve been around this business it never ceases to amaze me the crap the public will buy into in the name of “fandom.” To borrow a line from you: “I’m a bit tired of you Michael lovers who believe anyone who doesn’t say nothing but positive things about MJ is a traitor.”

I knew MJ & I know Q. Yep, that’s true, my name can be found on every studio project they worked on. MJ was without question one of – if not the – greatest entertainer to grace the stage. His artistry, dedication and discipline were awe inspiring. But for as sweet and kind as he could be off stage, & HE WAS, he could also be a real SOB. Like many great artist in history MJ was equal parts genius and madness. You may not like it but just because you choose not to believe something & it does not fit into your fantasy does not make it any less true. MJ would stab you in the back quicker than anyone if it meant getting his way --> don’t doubt it. He was an incredibly fickle man. MJ also had a terrible habit of taking credit for others work on projects. 

Quincy Jones is a good man. He is a wonderful friend to those of us lucky enough to be in his life. How dare ANYONE criticize him for expressing the truth about his relationship with MJ when those of you who don’t know ANY of the parties involved spend an exorbitant amount of time posting your comments and opinions. Good, bad, ugly or indifferent, it does not mean he mourns MJ’s loss any less. In the end MJ was horrible in his treatment of Q. Publicly MJ always took MORE than half of the credit for their – or any of his – professional collaborations. MJ went off the deep end in EVERY aspect of his life and Q – who is no stranger to crazy himself at times – tried to reign him in, but there was no talking to MJ, it was his way or the highway. For those of you who want to bash Q for his comments about MJ’s changing skin color – HERE’S ANOTHER FACT: HE’S 100% RIGHT.
It was obvious to anyone who spent a substantial period of time with MJ (even as far back as the 80's) that he suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. On more than one occasion I personally witnessed MJ recoil - yes, recoil - at the sight of his own reflection. Then the surgeries started one after the other. Q IS THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVED & CARED ABOUT MJ ENOUGH TO CALL HIM ON IT & URGED HIM TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR HIS PROBLEM, and MJ repaid his concern by stomping out of more than one studio session! I know this for fact because I was there.
Like it or not, FOR A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD of his life MJ did not want to be Black. He believed it was part of what (in his mind) made him ugly. The man went to great lengths to make sure his own children would not be Black or have Black features He went out of his way to divorce himself "personally" from the Black community & was only Black when he felt it would serve his purpose (think trial), if questioned by the media – or they (the Black community) offered him an award. (True story.)
UNDERSTAND, MJ WAS NOT A RACIST. But he was self-loathing. MJ didn’t care if you were Black, HE DID NOT dislike Black people, HE just did not want to be Black. It’s a fact. I say this as a Bi-racial American who was at first horrified by this truth, and then upon seeing for myself that there was really an "illness" behind his actions, I came to pity MJ. MJ just didn’t find Black beautiful or attractive, & he certainly felt that Blacks were intellectually inferior in a majority areas, especially in business. WHO KNOWS HOW OR WHY he came to be this way, BUT HE DID.
MJ was using skin bleaching creams for years, YEARS – long before the public caught on – and everyone around him knew it. (So did LaToya by the way – or do you all think she has just gotten lighter due to age?) This info has even been confirmed (publicly) by numerous sources over the years, including former relatives, co-workers, employees, & biographers alike and has fallen on deaf ears. God-forbid MJ fans consider any truth that does not serve to extend the MJ myth. IT is in large part the reason why his more prominent Black friendships (Q, Diana, Lionel, etc.) fell apart.
When MJ's skin tone started to become uneven in areas DUE TO his repeated over-beachings, SUDDENLY he had Vitiligo. READ THE AUTOPSY. The ME DID NOT INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM the diagnosis of the disease, he recorded that there was "a lack of melanocytes in areas of the skin that presented CONSISTENT with Vitiligo", and listed the condition in the report (as noted) only because it was a part of preexisting medical records indicating MJ was “treated” for Vitiligo. Only ONE doctor’s records - Arnold Klein, MD - ever reflected a diagnosis of Vitiligo. (& MJ’s doctors took their orders from him.) The report could just as easily said “CONSISTENT” with repeated skin bleaching.” That will be one of the bombshells to come out at trial. The autopsy report also shows that ALL OTHER ORGANS & BODILY SYSTEMS COMMONLY EFFECTED & TESTED TO VERIFY A VITILIGO DIAGNOSIS in a (ANY) patient - the eyes, the endocrine system, etc. - were found to be “UNREMARKABLE” and showed NO SIGNS of the disease. The autopsy report also notes finding plenty of MJ’s prized melanocyte destroying bleaching creams in his house.
And to the “fans” who say it was hereditary: THAT WAS MJ's BIGGEST COUP. There is NO PROOF – NOR WILL THERE EVER BE – that MJ’s paternal grandfather (or any other blood relative) EVER had Vitiligo. Only MJ’s word and that of family members WHO KNEW BETTER THAN TO GO AGAINST MJ's ORDERS lest they risk being cut off financially. It was an outright LIE. (One fabricated by Bob & MJ, invented for Oprah, and perpetuated by family & diehard fans to save face.) Come on now, how convenient, blame it on a distant relative who was dead long before MJ was even born.
DON'T BLAME Q FOR KEEPING IT REAL. MJ’s GREATEST talent was his ability to MANIPULATE the media and the (his) public. He WANTED you to view him as a demigod. For him it was sport. MJ’s fate was of his own making. That may be a bitter pill swallow but it is no less the truth. There’s lots of truth yet to come. Keep the lawsuits coming, and all the TRUTH will become a part of the record & MJ's final legacy, & not just the "image" the Estate is trying to preserve. There were SO MANY wonderful things about MJ that should be remembered & celebrated, but in truth, there was another side that the public will not take kindly to, and sadly, when it does, MJ's Estate will never recover.
Posted at 3:25 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by FoQ


*Gives FoQ a standing ovation.*

BRAVO FOQ! Thanks for taking a stand against the massive MYTH and web of lies that MJ has cultivated over the years and telling the TRUTH! But of course the stupid MJ fans will write this off as BS becuz it seriously taints their precious image of their "god" they worship. The rabid diehard hardcore MJ fans are an idiotic, sad, pathetic, delusional and disgusting bunch...and they're also a reflection of their idol.

1443 days ago
160.

Jessica    

@SluttyWhoresRock,

Speakng of people who will be "hopefully" going on to the Afterlife soon, why don't YOU do the world a favor by beating Joe and Katherine to it? And, please don't wait for nature to take its course - the sooner the world is rid of ignorant, hate-spewing people like you, the better it will be for us all.

BTW, classy screen name.

1443 days ago
161.

Jessica    

@FOQ,

It's fine to be a Quincy Jones supporter (and you obviously are.)

But let's not get delusional here.

QJ himself has made it EMPHATICALLY clear that MJ was only a "business associate" to him, not a friend that he "loved" or "cared" about.

Moreover, he gave an interview only DAYS after MJ's death talking all kinds of s#!t about and, citing MJ's "white kids" as proof that MJ wanted to be white - despite the fact that Quincy himself has a very BLONDE daughter of his own with the very white Nastassja Kinski. And, of course, he said all that crap AFTER MJ was dead and, no longer able to deny or defend himself.

Gee, some friend, huh??

QJ is undeniably a brilliant producer and, I don't think MJ's career would have been the same without his influence and discipline.

But, let's stop with the fables.

1443 days ago
162.

Jessica    

@FOq

If you're a Quincy Jones fan (and you obviously are), that's all well and good.

But let's not get delusional here.

QJ himself has made it EMPHATICALLY clear that MJ was only a "business partner" to him - not someone that he truly "loved" or "cared" about.

Moreover, Quincy did an interview only DAYS after MJ's death talking all kinds of s#!t about him and citing MJ's "white kids" as proof that he wanted to be white - despite the fact that Quincy himself has a very BLONDE daughter of his own by Nastassja Kinski. And, of course, he said all this crap AFTER MJ was dead and, no longer alive to deny or defend himself.

QJ is no doubt a brilliant producer and I don't believe that MJ's career would have reached the heights that it did without QJ's influence and discipline.

But, let's stop with the fables already.

1443 days ago
163.

Jessica    

@FOQ,

It's fine to be a Quincy Jones supporter (and you obviously are.)

But let's not get delusional here.

QJ himself has made it EMPHATICALLY clear that MJ was only a "business associate" to him, not a friend that he "loved" or "cared" about.

Moreover, he gave an interview only DAYS after MJ's death talking all kinds of s#!t about and, citing MJ's "white kids" as proof that MJ wanted to be white - despite the fact that Quincy himself has a very BLONDE daughter of his own with the very white Nastassja Kinski. And, of course, he said all that crap AFTER MJ was dead and, no longer able to deny or defend himself.

Gee, some friend, huh??

QJ is undeniably a brilliant producer and, I don't think MJ's career would have been the same without his influence and discipline.

But, let's stop with the fables.

1443 days ago
164.

dolphin    

MJ's downfall began with that first little liar and his father....it turned the public against MJ because he chose to (and could afford to) pay him millions thinking that a trial would just put it in the media daily.

then of course the copy-cat with the most ridiculous testimony that it was comical did MJ in and he became hated and paranoid, couldn't sleep, with constant hateful media and needed stronger and stronger meds to sleep.

I wonder how these liars are sleeping knowing what they did to him?

so much talent, so much to still offer but they broke him down.

luv ya Michael

1443 days ago
165.

juney    

FOQ: I really love comments like yours; someone who knew MJ and family and acquaintances (Quincy Jones) for years and years (according to you) and dish out all this stuff after Michael's sad death.

If you were such a close friend and in the business, why don't you come forth with your true identity and back up your stories. We fans and supporters of Michael have only what is published and we see in the media to rely upon for information. As an "outsider", getting the to the truth about Michael is like pushing an elephant up a sand pile. Even I, a nobody, knows about Michael's charitable humanitarian endeavors which come from many reputable sources; how come no mention of that side of Michael?

So here sits you, self-admittedly an "insider" but like the rest of your group, unwilling to put your money where your mouth is, i.e. reveal your true self. We are you.

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