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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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166.

Em    

AEG should be considered in a lawsuit, most definitely. First, if all is innocent (which I don't think so), the amount of money they stood to gain from the concerts and with the magnitude of Michael Jackson's popularity, they should have been far more diligent in the care and handling of their cash cow. Now if all is not innocent, and they knew Michael could never pull off 50 concerts due to health-related reasons etc., well, step up AEG and claim your share of responsibility and guilt. The excuse of "we're just a concert promoter" just doesn't fly with me.
P.S. wasn't AEG responsible for paying Dr. (cough) Murray's wages during his stint with Michael?
R.I.P. Michael Jackson and Go Jacksons Go in your quest for the truth.

1467 days ago
167.

juney    

FOQ - my three last words in my prior comment concerning your true identity are: WE DARE YOU!

1467 days ago
168.

juney    

#170 - It's reported that MJ met Dr. Murray in Vegas "through a referral" for treatment of one of his kids who had a cold. Now who calls a "cardiologist" to treat a cold? Coincidentally, this ie exactly the same manner in which a certain "nurse" who went on Larry King and other shows after Michael's death claiming he asked for propofol months before his death, claims that she met Michael in Los Angeles, he called her due to one of his kids having a "cold". Draw your own conclusions .....

1467 days ago
169.

dolphin    

CJ you are OBSESSED with MJ's skin color and whether he bleached it or not. who cares?? And you seem to think this will be a MAJOR point in the trial of a doctor who killed him. All the jury will care about is whether Murray was negligent.... and THAT is more than obvious that he was.

So you might was to read more "important" things in the report than whether or not MJ had skin bleaching. Read the part about overdosing your patient at home with an intravenous drug that isn't supposed to be used outside a hospital.

You are right about one thing: it WILL all come out in the trial. But cosmetic stuff doesn't come close to what Murray did. Get real.

1467 days ago
170.

DonnaLynn125    

#180 thanks for info. "referrals" ummmm and that"certain nurse" (I was suspicious of her from very beginning)wonder who knows both of these characters? I have had a "feeling" about somebody that I hope I am wrong but the person is involved with knowing Thome Thome(not sure of spelling). As far as AEG Live and the contract with MJ that is very suspicious!!!

1467 days ago
171.

Daphne     

The only reason that I type in upper case is because it is easy and I'm lazy!!!
No screaming from me!!!
Peace!!!

Posted at 6:55 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by HumanNature

LOL. Fair enough.

1467 days ago
172.

CloBird    

CJ re: SUDDENLY he had Vitiligo. READ THE AUTOPSY. The ME DID NOT INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM the diagnosis of the disease,
I have a medical background.I also have a copy of the autopsy.Vitiligo WAS confirmed.
My medical background is in psychiatry and my field of study was appearance/social class and how it affects the psyche.
Michael did have Body Dysmorphic Disorder,but he was not self-loathing about his race. Michael was the subject of taunts about the size of his nose,along with other forms of verbal abuse from his father,a figure that Michael so wanted love and approval from,but felt that he never got it.
The feature Michael had most surgery on was his nose.Other that that,it was his chin,which he had made larger and dimpled.Michael was once quoted by an friend as saying that he did not want to look like his father,that every time he looked in the mirror,he saw his father.
Michael considered himself a work of art,a work in progress.He wanted to have an ideal dancer's body in the Fred Astaire mode so he was careful about not gaining too much weight.
Michael was diagnosed with Lupus Erythematosus,which first appeared as a butterfly rash on his face.He then was diagnosed with another skin-based disease,Vitiligo,a disease that ran in his family.Michael first thought he had skin cancer because the speckling was so diverse.In forms where the pigmentation is so diverse,repigmentation of the skin is not possible;patients end up with three or more different skin tones.Depigmentation is the only way for a patient to achieve one universal skin tone.He did let the public know why his color was changing.BUT,you also need to take into account MAKEUP.Michael first used makeup to color the unevenness.Lighting effects the make up coloring,especially in PHOTOGRAPHY.What you are seeing with LaToya is the effect of light spectrum,makeup,and the washing out of pigment in motion picture and still photography.LaToya is not lighter than before.If you were to see her in person you would see;in photography,the difference between make up and real skin tone is evident near the neck and chest where makeup is usually not applied.

1467 days ago
173.

Marie    

Michael Jackson did not die of hard work. His heart was strong and he would have been able to perform the 'This is it' concerts. He died of a propofol overdose not on stage but at home and at the hand of Dr. Murray. AEG had nothing to do with that. And AEG had no obligation to buy hospital materials for MJ to receive propofol at his home because propofol is not supposed to be given at home. It is not a recreational drug. Katherine Jackson is wasting her time and money with that suit.

1467 days ago
174.

juney    

When Katherine first asked AEG after Michael's death for a copy of AEG's contract with Michael, they refused to give it to her. She had to petition the court, which ORDERED AEG to give her a copy. After viewing the contract (many online sources have provided it), it is no wonder they didn't want to give it to her. Anyone heard of TT International? It's Tohme's company. The contract read that AEG was to wire hundreds of thousands of dollars to TT International (for what?); that's aside from whoever else was paying Tohme for his "services" as Michael's manager. IMO, Tohme was paid by "others" to "protect" Michael and in the process isolated Michael from everyone including his own family, allowing nefarious characters to enter into his life, or assume more prominence, near the end of it, doctors, nurses, advisors, etc.......

1467 days ago
175.

CloBird    

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??

Posted at 10:02 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by DonnaLynn125

I think I read it at TMZ that it was Joe Jackson who introduced them.

1467 days ago
176.

natasha    

I think I read it at TMZ that it was Joe Jackson who introduced them.

Posted at 2:07 PM on Sep 17, 2010 by CloBird

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Other than Michael and hs kids the jackson family has never spoken to Murray.

1467 days ago
177.

privacymjj    


I agree with Mamma Jackson!
AEG and $ony killers!!!they're GUILTY!and your devilish dr.mur...GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY !!!!
JUSTICE 4 MICHAEL!!!
LOVE YOU MOST MJ!!!

1467 days ago
178.

juney    

Clobird #183 - no it was not Joe J. who intro'd Michael to Murray; can't believe everything TMZ writes - read my earlier post; MJ met Murray in Vegas the same way MJ met the "nurse" in LA who shot off her mouth after his death on tv about MJ asking for prop months before he died - through a "referral" according to both Murray and the "nurse" - sound too coincidental? Solve the puzzle.

1467 days ago
179.

Amber    

Why do people think this is about the Jackson family seeking money? It's about the Jackson family seeking JUSTICE.

Haters, if you knew ANYTHING about Michael Jackson you would know that he was not a junkie. If he was addicted to anything, it's because doctors illegally gave him drugs. Michael was very trusting in nature, and unfortunately he trusted the wrong doctors. The doctors are the ones that are greedy, not MJ.

Think for a moment about not being able to sleep AT ALL. MJ suffered from SEVERE insomnia most of his life, especially when he was stressed, preparing for tours, and especially in his last days.
All the medication he was prescribed didn't work for him. The sad thing is, Michael seeking help for his insomnia, no matter the cost, was given highly addictive medication illegally by shady doctors. It's not like Michael was out on the street corner buying crack. That's the definition of a junkie. Someone who needs to feed their habit. Michael didn't have a habit, he sought help for a medical condition that he could not get relief from

Let's play devil's advocate here. Even if MJ was an addict, could you blame him? He was abused, taken advantage of, lied about, a victim of extortion twice by lying s***, couldn't go anywhere, isolated in his fame, built up, torn down and destroyed by our society/media. HOW DOES A PERSON COPE?

MJ always showed he was strong. He gave joy and good back to the world, even when it was trying to take him down.

Think about what this man, the BIGGEST pop star in the world must have went through in his life, and maybe you'll realize that he wasn't weird at all. The man was a genius, and that doesn't come without eccentricities. And FYI, being eccentric ISN'T A CRIME

STOP THE HATE AGAINST MJ! YOU TALK, BUT YOU DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY SUBSTANCE BEHIND YOUR HATE. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND MAYBE YOU'LL START TO REALIZE WHY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON.

1467 days ago
180.

BB    

Is there any end to the greed of these people? I used to give his mom a little more credit than his dad but it appears she is just like him. It's everyone else's fault he turned out to be a child molesting drug abuser. Not the fact that he was abused by his father unmercilessly and was constantly hounded by his parents for money. They are still trying to live off of their poor dead son a year after his death. Michael was an adult and he made his own decision regarding the use of drugs and had control over how 'hard' he was pushed by AEG. He was no shrinking violet and had more than enough balls to defend himself. Just ask Paul McCartney.

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