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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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natasha    

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

Posted at 3:31 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by ZeekOsbourne
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What the hell are you talking about?

1408 days ago
48.

Ryan    

Some of the comments here are disgraceful. The woman lost her son. While he was an addict and really messed up shouldn't AEG checked the background of the doctor. Additionally, if they knew Jackson was an addict they should have not done buisness with him. If an employer finds most of us doing drugs were fired why should there be a different standard for the wealthy. AEG was greedy and they should be sued as there is neglect to right a wrong situation. I hope she takes AEG to the cleaners. MJ children deserve everybit of money that can be recovered for all of those involved.

1408 days ago
49.

Audie    

Let he or she who has NEVER taken a prescription drug in their lifetime stand up and cast the first stone!! If all you haters are calling MJ a drug addict because he was given medication by a doctor for real health concerns/diseases than you are a bunch of FOOLS, And by your defintion a drug addict is someone who takes perscription drugs!! Wow what a bunch of idiots and probably drug addicts because I'm sure some of you haters take or have taken prescription drugs.

1408 days ago
50.

mj fan forever    

Katherine is greedy like Joe and should sue herself for being a bad mother and grandmother who does not hesitate to exploit three poor children for her own advantage. She says she feels hurt when people talk bad about Michael, but is just her to say that he was not able to perform. LIES!!!! Michael was in good healthy, his problem was the insomnia and never and ever would have allowed to anyone to subdue him and never they would have allowed because they respected him (at the opposite of her!!!). Michael would strangle her with his hands if he would see how she is raising and using his children! All for God money!! Shame on you!!!

1408 days ago
51.

Joe    

This family stinks. How much money do they really want? He picked the doctor. Geesh.

1408 days ago
52.

Marcela    

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.
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Well, you saw two hours out of hundred hours of footage. Don't you think they only put the best in those two hours? Some of Michael Jackson followers can tell you that he was shaking on stage even though he had four layers of clothing on him. People from AEG would actually come to his house and pick him up so he shows up for rehearsal. Kenny Ortega also stated that they have to spoon feed him and who knows what so he gets on that stage. I think MJ was stressed because they started everything too late, he couldn't sleep at night which led for him being really weak throughout the day and AEG was pushing. I think this lawsuit was filed just so we get some answers. Because AEG is not telling us everything. Ask Karen Faye, Michael's make-up artist who was with him every day. I'm sure she's on Katherine's side.

1408 days ago
53.

Deborah Bain    

Michael had lupus...he could not survive without medication! READ UP ON AUTO IMMUNE DISORDERS, I can not believe how 'DRUG ADDICT' is used...This poor man was in agony most of his life, physically and emotionally, he passed away because of the doctor wasn't doing his job professionally! Michael we miss and love you more than you could ever comprehend.

1408 days ago
54.

Snurfles    

Any doctor who knowingly pumps that amount of sedative into a person with Michael's health history is irresponsible and dangerous. Murray did everything Michael asked because he loved the money. He didn't care about Michael. I'm sure he's sad now that his meal ticket is dead but he IS the one responsible. He should have refused to give Michael those drugs, as ANY doctor with a conscience should do. Alas, doctors are just an money-grubbing as most of us and are willing to sell out if the right coin crosses their palm. You'll be missed forever Michael!

1408 days ago
55.

Slutty Whores Rock    

I gotta believe ALL the MJ supporters on here are in the same ward of the mental hospital, there's no other rational explanation.
HELLO?!?!?!?! MJ was a junkie, plain and simple. PROPOFOL is a surgical anesthetic, it has no other medicinal usage. It isn't prescribed for any medical condition. The fact that it was MJ obtaining it by various illegal means is prima facie evidence that he was a junkie. There's no disputing these FACTS.
God killed MJ because he deserved to die, his sins earned him a place deep in Hell for all of eternity. His mom and dad will be following him there, and I hope very soon.

1408 days ago
56.

Chic    

I agree with Mrs.Jackson,Michael was overworked by AEG and over
medicated by Dr.Murray. Justice For Michael.

1408 days ago
57.

This Is It    

NO BITCHES, WENCHES, HEIFERS OR HOES.

--Michael Jackson


I guess not everything he said sounded like it came from the mouth of Christ.

1408 days ago
58.

Audie    

Slutty Whores Rock
You clearly don't know God or what your talking about!!

1408 days ago
59.

mjfan4ever    

I think there is alot we don't know about MJ's death and will be shocked when the truth does come out. I wished MJ was still here with us. Would love to have seen him perform just one more time.

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