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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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61.

Debbie    

Michael Jackson is who he is because of his parents and they should be managing his estate. Yes because of the drive of Michael's father Michael became the success he was and his father deserves something.

1466 days ago
62.

Sally    

JACKO picked Murray. JACKO BEGGED Murray for propofol, even though they didn't have the rescue equipment? AEG wasn't the one asking nurse Cheralyn Lee and that British doctor FOR PROPOFOL ALSO. It was JACKO.

1466 days ago
63.

Sally    

What a bogus lawsuit! I can't wait until these two WONDERFUL PARENTS are UNDER OATH about child beatings and INCEST, which their OWN KIDS accused them of.

1466 days ago
64.

Myrandak    

It still saddens and amazed me how people are still accusing Michael of being a drug addict.can't you all people read or understand what you have read.MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NO DRUG ADDICT,he just had problems sleeping plus other health issues.What dr murray gave Michael to help him sleep was wrong but the real problem is dr murray was not monitoring Michael properly that night and that is why Michael is not here with us today. Justice will be serve .As for AEG they have a big part to play in Michael's death.Mike sign on for TEN concerts. Greed is what made AEG trick Michael into doing an extra forty. Mike was overworked AEG should answer to that.Go Katherine fight for Mike, he deserve justice.......LOVE YOU MOST ANGEL

1466 days ago
65.

Raine     

Michael was a musical perfectionist, no one could push Michael as hard as Michael. Funny to me that after all these years, Joe is still controlling catherine. This sounds like some bullcrap joe dreamed up. Your son hated you for your abusive ways Joe Jackson, let him rest in peace.

1466 days ago
66.

CloBird    

I've just re-read Katherine's lawsuit.I am very disappointed in the many errors the Jackson lawyers made.The only thing that they can claim is that AEG failed to supervise Dr. Murray.Murray knew Michael in Las Vegas,had treated Michael in Las Vegas,much before Michael entered into contract talks with AEG.
Michael demanded that Doctor Murray be used.The least AEG could have done was to check out the man's credentials,training and employment history,whether or not he was in good standing with the state's medical board.I don't think that AEG did this.

1466 days ago
67.

mysteria333    

MZLB... I'D LIKE TO SEE THE VIDEOS YOU HAVE OF MICHAEL TAKING DRUGS ,, PLEASE SHARE THEM WITH US..OF COURSE IF YOU HAVE NONE,, THEN WHAT RIGHT DO YOU HAVE TO CALL HIM A DRUG ADDICT ?? MANY YEARS AGO MICHAEL HAD A PROBLEM WITH PAIN PILLS WHEN HE GOT BURNED SO BADLY,, HE PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT GOT PROFESSIONAL HELP AND THAT WAS THE END OF IT.. IF YOU REALLY LOVE MICHAEL THAN SHOW HIM SOME RESPECT AND FAIRNESS..MICHAELS BIGGEST HEALTH AND STRESS PROBLEMS WERE BOUGHT ABOUT BY WEAK MINDED PEOPLE WHO SEE SOMETHING ON TV,, THE NEWS AND TABLOIDS AND BELIEVE IT TO BE THE GOSPEL,, AND THEREFORE PASS JUDGEMENT ,,RIGHT NOW I COULD SWEAR MY NEIGHBOR IS A DRUG ADDICT AND AT LEAST 50% OF THE PEOPLE I TOLD WOULD BELIEVE ME.. MY COLLEGE PROFESSOR MR. ROBIOWITZ CONDUCTED JUST SUCH AN EXPERIMENT IN OUR PSYCHOLOGY CLASS TO PROVE THIS POINT..IT WAS AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE LIES JUST BECAUSE IT WAS PUT IN THE UNIVERSITY PAPER..AFTERWARDS MANY APOLOGIES WERE MADE AND IT GAVE EVERYONE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT....NOT TO BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE FIRST OF ALL ,, UNLESS YOU'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG IN YOUR LIFE.. 2ND, PRINTING LIES ABOUT CELEBRITIES TO GET HIGH RATINGS IS A VERY COMMON WAY OF LIFE..3RD NOT YOU OR ME ARE IN A POSITION TO JUDGE ANYONE..AND 4TH, THIS IS FROM ME ,,,MICHAEL IS ALMOST ANGELIC THE WAY HE CARED FOR AND HELPED ANYONE WHO NEEDED IT , NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY OR EFFORT IT TOOK.. LETS REMEMBER THAT AND STOP THE LETS BLAME IT ON MICHAEL GAME..YOU HAVE JUST GIVEN ME ONE MORE PERSON TO PRAY FOR...YOU ! MAY GOD BE WITH OU AND BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

1466 days ago
68.

marson    

No she is not doing this for the money. She is doing this because these people boxed her son in a corner, and said you can't be sick. If you don't do the concerts we will break you financially. The contract MJ signed with AEG would have left him pennyless if he did not come through for them. She is doing this so when she sees her son again she can say "Mother went after all the bad people that took you away from us". I would do it and so would most mothers if someone hurt or killed one of my sons.

1466 days ago
69.

FAN OF JACKSON    

Come on the Blame is on the person who is no longer here, he got what he wanted out of that Doctor, granted the Doc should of took more pride in his profession than the money,but AEG is not at fault for what Jackson asked of his employee. Sorry Mrs. Jackson you are not going to win this one... Why even take yourself on this wild ride.

1466 days ago
70.

Linda    

#66 if MJ wasnt a drug addict then why did he go to rehab in the 90's . Once a addict always a addict and the only way the stay away from using is recovery. Michael never got serious about his recovery and took pills for years. He got 51 injections of Demerol the last 3 mo. of his life. SO called (normal People} dont do this kind of ****. Just because he didnt have any in his system when he died doesnt mean he wasnt addict. For Gods sake he hired a doctor to give him propfal everynight. If that isnt a addict then I dont know what is. Katherine wants to blame everybody but her son.which is normal with a person in grief. Its just horrible what he put his family thru. and now his kids dont really have a parent to grow up with and share their life with. So Sad..

1466 days ago
71.

mysteria333    

AEG SHAME ON YOU..WHERE IS YOUR CONSCIENCE ? ? RANDY PHILLIPS HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT ? ? WILL GREED ALWAYS RULE EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD TODAY ? ? WHEN WILL SOMEONE TAKE A STANCE AGAINST ALL THE GREED IN THE WORLD ? ? I MEAN SOMEONE WITH A VOICE , WITH REAL AUTHORITY.. GREED RUINED THE KINDEST MAN IN THE WORLDS CAREER AND LIFE.. LETS START PUTTING HUMANITY FIRST THE WAY MICHAEL DID. AND OUR GREEDY DESIRES AND JEALOUSIES LAST..LETS GIVE A DAMN...FOR A CHANGE..WHEN YOU ARE GREEDY GOD LETS YOU HAVE AND EXPERIENCE REAL LUXURY JUST TO TAKE IT ALL AWAY FROM YOU AT A LATER DATE.. A LITTLE HONESTY WOULD BE A REFRESHING CHANGE AS WELL..MAKE A CHOICE.

1466 days ago
72.

FACINGREALITY    

No one in the Jackson family can blame anyone outside of themselves for MJ's death. Katerine especially, given that they all knew Michael was a drug addict and yet his money (they begged for) was more important than making him enter treatment. As a mother, whether my child disown me or not, if I see they are in trouble I am going to do everything in my power to get them help. Even if, as in Michael's case, I had to charge him with child neglect to get his attention. At least at the end of the day, I could say I did everything in my power to save him.

Katherine - you are more responsible than anyone for MJ's untimely passing! You knew he was sick but you cared more about his money than his soul. You need to face reality!

1466 days ago
73.

Sally    

Quote: The contract MJ signed with AEG would have left him pennyless if he did not come through for them.

That's too damn bad. Jacko SIGNED that contract, he USED their money to rent the mansion he was living in, and had a history of RIPPING OFF CONCERT PROMOTERS by refusing to show up.

1466 days ago
74.

GailS    

Michael was responsible for his own death just like he was responsible for the way he looked. If Murray didn't do it, then Michael would have found someone who would. Michael did not take "no" for an answer. He was a great artist, but he has some twisted values.

1466 days ago
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