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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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marcella    

@Barry .addict or not, THE COMPANY SHOULD have to pay attention to what Murray was doing, but in truth EVEN according to what murray said, they weren't doing it,

1437 days ago
32.

natasha    

What a bunch of money-grubbing low-lifes!!! When this asinine lawsuit doesn't pan out, don't be surprised if these s***my leeches don't trot out Jacko's corpse on some sort of beyond FINAL tour. This vampirish clan is beneath s***!

Posted at 3:07 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by CousinOliver

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Hut Up! the jacksons have every right to find out EXACTLY what hapened to Mj as any other family would when they have lost a loved one.

1437 days ago
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ColoradoRob    

This family is a total Freak Show. Mom wanting to sue someone because her drug addicted 50 year old kid OD'ed. She must really think that they are relavent and the world should care. Go Away!!

1437 days ago
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Slutty Whores Rock    

Stupid crazy old lady, shut up and quit blaming other people for your freak junkie pervert kid.
I hope you press hard on this lawsuit, then when you lose the defendants can come after you personally for all the costs.
Then you can whine and complain and try to blame some other white men because your spawn was a child molesting weirdo.
Why don't you and Joe hold hands and jump off a cliff?

1437 days ago
35.

Skyela    

Watching "This Is It", MJ was clearly, oh, so clearly in control. I find it difficult to believe AEG forced him to do anything he did not want to do. I am saddened by the endless greed of the Jackson parents. Another reason why MJ was so screwed up. Janet Jackson has come out several times and talked of her and the mother trying to do interventions to get MJ to give up his drugs and he would run them off. He had a drug problem, he knew what he was doing, and he always had the control. The doc is a quack and should lose his license forever. He knew what he was doing was wrong and against every medical protocol re what MJ wanted to help him sleep. But AEG had nothing to do with MJ's wanting a bad doctor and his drugs.

1437 days ago
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natasha    

Stupid crazy old lady, shut up and quit blaming other people for your freak junkie pervert kid.
I hope you press hard on this lawsuit, then when you lose the defendants can come after you personally for all the costs.
Then you can whine and complain and try to blame some other white men because your spawn was a child molesting weirdo.
Why don't you and Joe hold hands and jump off a cliff?

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You are so rude. Not you said has any substance, Katherine Jackson is a sweet woman who cares about her family, have you ever lost a child? did you even know anything about this case other than what TMZ wriets? i don't think so because if you knew the facts you's know this michael's passing is suspicious so the family has every right to be concerned.

If you read michael's autopsy you'd see he wasn't an addict.

If you listened to michael's interviews and tried to undertsand him before judging you's know he was not a weirdo or a bad person.

If you had a mind of your own you's know the 2005 case was a waste of time, it was a case based on accusations with NO PROFF that michael sis anything criminal. The family was greedy.

But asking you to have sense may be asking for too much.

1437 days ago
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Angie    

Im sorry but anyone that believes Micheal was not a chronic drug abuser is fooling themselves you can hear anything but the proof is in the pudding. How much money does this money grubbing family need. Micheal is the only one responsible for all his bad decisions he was a great entertainer but a loser as a human to much drama he himself brought on. hopefully the family will get out of the lime light Micheal is gone and I am tired of hearing about them all

1437 days ago
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ZeekOsbourne    

Funny Mama Jackson being a Jehovah's witness and all is so willingly ready to let her Grandchildren die for refusing a blood transfusion, but now that her Drug addict of a son is dead she wants to sue those that were part of his association. Talk about hypocrisy. This is how JW's operate. Seen it all , been there , done that . My eyes are open wide ! Wooo Hoooooo

1437 days ago
39.

cali    

@Rusty #13

Well said

1437 days ago
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marcella    

@Angie do us a favour:go back to school and learn how to RESPECT!
Michael HAD problems with drug addiction, but U DO NOT KNOW WHY, ok??
AND just to be clear: AEG IS RESPONSIBLE for the add of other shows!! Mike SAID to the fans IN PERSONS that he didn't wanted to do 50 shows, he agreed only for them!! THERE WAS A VIDEO about that, that was suddnley removed,but i can say FOR SURE that i did see it!
So u DO NOT KNOW MANY THINGS, OK?? and before being rude and saying bull****s u should educate ur self.

1437 days ago
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todd lee    

you know, they need to stop pointing the finger, michael was addicted to drugs...at the end oif the day, its MICHAELS fault he died, sure i can understand blaming Conrad Murray because he did administer that propfol stuff and administer CPR on the bed for gods sake but COME ON!!! blaming AEG and his promoters is ridicious, why not blame michael jacksons neighbors? or why not blame michaels house keeper. Michael Jackson was a genius but hes gone, lets put it behind us and let me memory lie.

1437 days ago
42.

cali    

Her junkie son was begging that nurse to get him Propofol too.

1437 days ago
43.

raven    

i feel people need to stop judging this family. i hope you know that his kids could read one day. what if the shoe was on the other foot, you would not want your kids to see the hateful thing people say about you. yes michael did have a lot of stress on him from everyone SOME of his family members, fans and AEG. i don't think he was a addict like some people would like to say he just wanted to sleep. put yourself in his shoes, what if tomorrow you were not able to go outside, drive your car, go to work, play with you kids in public without bodyguards. don't forget take care of your mother and her household and yours, please everyone on the planet basically wouldn't the stress get to you. one thing for sure needs to happen is the kids need to be removed form his mom house and placed somewhere else until this whole suing and blaming claims down. i hope the attorney are looking after there money because if not they wont have a dime when this is over. i think there needs to be an intervention meaning someone in the family step up and say enough is enough stop the fighting and suing each other or i will go to the court and file papers for guardianship over the kids.

1437 days ago
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marcella    

@todd lee.
Conrad myrray did wrong, and YES MICHAEL had problem with drug addiction, BUT aeg had faults too.
Contract prblem, and YES everything that was michael, at the time was maneged by aeg---and i mean money, house and SO on.
So no excuse, they should have to "control" murray,just like they were controlling MJ.
And I mean controlling his money...

1437 days ago
45.

dsw    

Heard this from a radio talk show host, KJ, stop suing these people, when she should have been so adamant against Joe Jackson for beating the kids for not getting a dance step right. I love MJ, but let him rest in peace. This is ridiculous.

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