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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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I think that the Dr Murray trial should be allowed to run its course. We dont know what will be revealed during the trial and perhaps the Jackson family should step back until its over and THEN go from there.

1444 days ago


Come this is one f*cked up family. Blame everyone but themselves. I guess Katherine needs more money to support the rest of the losers in the family besides MJ's kids.
Posted at 2:30 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by spearit
No matter what her reasons are, no one is asking YOU to pay for a damn thing!

1444 days ago


Haters please be gone... obviously this doesn't concern you. For all those who assume that just because MJ had an addiction problem that its ALL his fault, need to get a real! Last time I checked we live in America where no one... even Michael Jackson should be above the law or exceptional to the Hippocratic oath (if you don't know what that is look it up!)

Note addiction is a sickness and should be treated...not enabled! Michael Jackson would have been alive if those around him followed the law and didn't enable him. I don't think we should blame the victim. MJ has paid the HIGHEST price for his choices, and now it is time for all those who allowed it to happen be held accountable for their negligence!!!

TMZ quit promoting AEG it is so obvious!

1444 days ago


You just did not want to tick off your meal ticket. Whoever is responsible........THANKS! Little boys all over the world can feel safe now.Posted at 2:37 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by j.
With Nambla, the Vatican, the Boy Scouts of America and the public school actually feel that boys all over the world are safe? No rump is safe from the Vatican. No not a single one.

1444 days ago


This is for the one called "j" who said "little boys all can feel safe now." That man,Michael Jackson,was not into little boys.He was very much into women. He loved children because they were non judgemental,honest,sincere,and took a person at their word,something I knew Michael to be. Someone who kept their word, never lied,never would hurt a child,which is something child molestation does.It scars them both physically and psychologically. He was a very decent,honest,loving,funny, great man. I know because I was one of those lucky enough to have not only met him,but get close enough to him for him to call friend. He was very different away from the public eye. Very masculine,very normal,with all the basic human needs and desires of most men in this great big,judgemental, full of **** world of ours. I mean "full of ****" for the ones in this world so willing to believe stuff just because someone greedy jackass put it out there to make money off of Michael,because they were too lazy to go out and make their own fortunes. It all came out last year. Evan Chandler even put a gun in his mouth and blew his brains out over the immense guilt he felt over Michael's death because he himself had a hand in the destruction of Michael. Why is it,that even after the verdicts came out,the first child,Jordy Chandler(Michael's first accuser) came out and admitted he lied because his father pushed him into it,the recordings were leaked that Evan Chandler was heard saying Michael's career would be ruined,and that his soon to be exwife's life would be ruined as well,that he needed the money,and would finally be sitting in the lap of luxury himself,that people still insist on calling Michael a pedo,a wacko,and all the other stupid names that were thought up just to hurt Michael.Not many got to know him personally,but a handful of us did,and I also,by the way,know the real Billie Jean, knew he was totally incapable of harming children,was not a pedo,was not a freak,and knew first hand what he went through during those extremely painful skin treatments to even out his skin because of the blotches beginning to show because of the Vitiligo. He did not enter into that decision lightly.It was very,very painful what he went through.And I'll bet if he had it all to do over again,he wouldn't go through those treatments until it became apparent,and he never would have let those children into his bed let alone his bedroom just to have a slumber party.That's all they were. I asked him about it and he said,and I quote,"Believe me,I learned my lesson.I had no idea.I'll never do that again." Because this is what I'd said to him "Michael,what were you thinking? You cannot allow children into your bed,especially someone elses' children,because you are letting yourself in for all that has happened." He replied what I quoted above,and I then said," It's one thing to allow your own children into your bed,but that's only if they are so ill,you want to keep an eye on them,or they are having nightmares and they can't sleep.That's the only time you allow a child into your bed." He was that naive,believe me. He was a very decent man. I am also surprised nobody in this big ole world of ours never noticed how he changed,by the look in his eyes, after all the horror he'd been put through,and all for the love,or greed,of money.His money!!
He yearned to have children of his own,but didn't until his the idea of having children spend the night, was like having a child of his own,if even for a night. He was very,very protective of children,and would go to great lengths to protect a child from all harm,especially one in great need.Either a child of parental neglect or abuse,he wanted to protect all of them,just lacked the experience that a proper parent does to protect them. As far as the overnights went anyway. I mean that he didn't think that far. Kids delighted him so much,he wanted them all around him.They made him laugh,brought out his inner child,the way they do with most people in the world. But rest assured,when it was sex he wanted,it was a full grown woman,not a child,that he took to his bed at night. So please,stop all of this crazy talk about him. He was not a bad person,a pedo,someone even capable of hurting another human being. He's gone now,so just let it go already.
And as for Katherine Jackson,she had a lot on her plate,and it's not up to anyone else how many children she or anyone else. It's their own,and not for anyone else to judge her on. She did the best she could.And for all those who aren't 40+,that's the way things went back then. The father was THE LAST WORD IN THE FAMILY.The wife had to obey.That's it in a nutshell. completely different times then. Women have a lot more rights these days because of those days. End of story.End of discussion. Praise Katherine for coming out and going up against AEG.They're greedy liars who must pay for her son's death. They knew he was ill,way too ill to perform,they knew how old he was,and they knew he hadn't performed on tour in over a decade.So they should pay for their hand in his death.

1444 days ago


I think Michael's addiction to plastic surgery contributed mightily to him becoming a drug addict. Every time he goes under the knife, he gets DRUGS like propofol, and thinks of more and more "procedures" to get so he can get the drugs every time he goes under the knife.

1444 days ago


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.Posted at 5:17 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by GailS
The Coronor's report stated that he died at the hands of another. You can type, but you don't know what in the hell you're talking about!

1444 days ago


Ridiculous ghetto trash all stinking up the entire town of Encino... barf.
Posted at 4:25 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by Fred Farkel
@fred farkel
I thought Lisa Marie Presley moved to the UK.

1444 days ago


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!!Posted at 3:14 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by ColoradoRob
Please take your own advice and Go Away. The Jacksons are here to stay. Michael's memory will live in the hearts of his fans forever. Deal with It!

1444 days ago


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!!! Posted at 4:05 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by mj fan forever
You have no damn sense at all!

1444 days ago


Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson he wanted a deep sleep..However i loved his music and dancing...No one will ever come close to MJ in this lifetime.

1444 days ago


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.

Posted at 4:09 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by Slutty Whores Rock
There's nothing like a slutty whore giving medical advice. Clearly you did not read the FACTs of the Coroner's report

btw: hell isn't big enough for all the slutty whores who most def will be there. MJ had a Savior and he went to heaven. Slutty whore, you better be worried about your own behind. Michael Jackson is safe and worry free in heaven.

1444 days ago


In Five Years Nobody Will
Remember Or Care About
The Jacksons Or Michael.
Posted at 6:06 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by OhWell
In five years the NWO will most likely be in full bloom. MJ will always be in the hearts and minds of his hundreds of millions of fans.

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