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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Over Michael's Death

9/16/2010 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kathrine Jackson believes the death of her son Michael Jackson could have been prevented ... if it wasn't for the "negligent" actions of the doctor who was hired to keep him healthy.

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During a recent interview, Katherine was asked if MJ's death was avoidable, to which she responded, "It could have been prevented because he had hired a doctor to watch over him. The doctor was negligent."

As we previously reported, Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's children are suing AEG Live -- claiming the company breached its agreement to provide physical care for Michael Jackson -- and that AEG was negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray as MJ's physician.

In the suit, Katherine claims AEG's contract with Michael "created a legal duty for AEG to act reasonably toward the physical well-being of Michael Jackson."

In the document, Katherine also blames AEG for hiring Dr. Murray without  a proper background check -- claiming, "AEG did not provide a doctor who was truly looking out for Jackson's well-being and did not provide equipment."

The suit also alleges AEG caused emotional distress to Michael's son Prince because he witnessed Michael suffering and dying, and "he was put in a position as bystander to these tragic events."

Kenny Ortega, who produced the planned London concerts for Michael, is also named as a defendant.

The attorney who filed the suit, Brian J. Panish, released a statement saying, "The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all."
 


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61.

mjisaliar.com    

hes alwayz being fake.. and always will he ....he obviously needed help and nobody did nething bout it all bcuz they got money from him...haha so i am blaming conrad for the murder and mj too .

1442 days ago
62.

Connie    

Jackson was a good entertainer back when. Crazy, crazy person. His family is just as crazy. As for the Dr. killing him, I don't think so. Michael killed himself. What a waste......There's people who are sick with cancer and want to live and this ass is in la la land & taking drugs. Poor thing! HA.

1442 days ago
63.

TOM HOLLEMAN    

MONEY HUNGRY JACKSON'S... DUH!!!!!!!!!

1442 days ago
64.

Leona    

Don't they have enough money. Oh wait, when you have money, you sue.

1442 days ago
65.

asad    

of course michael was talented and gifted, hands down. i hate to burst this bubble, but michael killed himself. self hating, dyeing his skin. he did not have vitiligo. he he was in love with the white world, and that was his choice. trying to please everybody. a real black mother would have stopped him after that first nose job. a real black mother would not have let him bring all types of boys up in her house. ms. jackson, you are getting $100,000 per month for those kids. i think that is enough. let michael's estate grow and break off a few bones for joseph and get somewhere and be still. the world will forever love michael's music. we love you katherine, but you can't try to fool us. leave that poor little doctor alone so that he can make so money to pay you nuts. you are up in age. relax and get jermaines and randy's kids out of your house. you should have been controlling that woman who had kids by both of them. now that's some nasty mess. got all of those bad azz grandkids up in that tudor around blanket and his siblings. run your household an stop trying to milk his estate.

1442 days ago
66.

shoopa    


How dare anyone judge someone by hearsay! Many people lie to get other people's money at any cause. Many people are guilty, and many are inicent. It is wise to get ourselves educated use our common sense and go by facts only. It would cause a lot of people less heartache and pain at times people believe what they want. Let the man upstairs judge we wll never know all the facts.

1442 days ago
67.

WALKINGLASS    

Am I the ONLY one that has a LEG and FOOT FETISH for WOMEN?

Miley Cyrus, has nothing that turns me on in any way.

It amazes me that other men are not like me with my FETISHES.

I cannot remember a single woman that didn't enjoy my FETISHES.
After breaking up with them, I was told by them that they missed my FETISHES.

Oh well, I'll let you go.

1442 days ago
68.

Koz    

This is why we have to change the burden of proof in civial law suits. The person she is suing must prove they did not do something to cause Mickeys death. That is very difficult. That why most are settled out of court.
She made the statement she should have to prove it in court.
Money hungry bitch.

1442 days ago
69.

Princespoohs    

This Is Just not Write MJ Is Human Just Like Me We Dont Know What Him And His Family Are Going Threw Were Just Going With The Magazines And Tabloids It Not Cool And All We Have To Do Is Hope Michael Is Resting In Peace Soon And Hoping God Has Mercy On All Of Us And His Family And Lets Just Pray For Them My Dad Is In The Army IM 12 And He Has Been To Iraq Over 2 Timess I Dont KNow What Is Family Is Going Threw And im Just Happy That My Dad Right Now Is Drinking Coke And Eating Steak im gratful For That And If Katherine Did that And If She Is Reading This Now Then Heres What I Say Your Son Is 51 And You Cant Take Back Death No Matter What He Makes His Own Decsions And My Granny Died And I Wanted To Hurt All The People That Hurt Her And i Can't take That Back I Cant Go Back In Time and Wish I Could Give Her Breath And Give Her A Nes Humans Can Not walk On Water And Heal And Arise The Dead We Werent Crusified And Jesus Did That For Us So We Can No Longer Go Threw Hell And Not Be Crusified for Our Sins Wene God takes Life He Gives and Open Dore Full Of Blessings But Ms Jackson stop TRYIN TO BRING HIM BACK HES GONE THATS is What Happens Okay You Have The Key To That Door And Your On A Really Slipery Edge And Your Tryin To Fight Was God Has Already Won Stop And Just Let Go .

1442 days ago
70.

Kevin    

This woman is the poster child for why torte reform is so needed in this country. I can not for the life of me understand why judges allow these things in their courtrooms in the first place. People are required to give compelling evidence that supports their claim prior to setting a court date. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell that the `neglect' here goes all the way back to Michael AND his family, FAR before AEG came into the picture. It's just another case of the guilty looking for a scape-goat for their own misbehavior.

1442 days ago
71.

LunaticFringe    

No Reg #35... You're the friggin' idiot!

Who cares if MJ doctor shopped? He didn't hire Murray-- AEG did. Your stupid A$$ seems to be stuck in the past. Catch the latest warp and take a ride into the present. Michael was under tremendous pressure to make those concert dates. AEG had already postponed the start once. They would lose money or maybe even the venue if they postponed a second time. They knew Michael wasn't healthy enough to complete those dates, so they hired Murray to do whatever was necessary to get Michael on stage and ready to perform.

Even with clever editing, a fool could look at the film "This Is It", and see segments where MJ was barely able to stand. He looked weak and exhausted. AEG and Kenny Ortega knew MJ wasn't sleeping so the decision was made to find a way to get him to sleep. How do we know Michael chose the Propofol first? Maybe that wasn't even his decision. That could have been their last resort since nothing else worked. We don't know the truth.

The bottom line is... AEG & Murray knew of Michael's drug history, everyone did, yet they chose to disregard it and administer an agent to him without proper equipment available incase of an emergency.
REG... You are just trying to twist everything so your stupid comments don't expose your lack of intelligence. If you had a drop of intelligence, you would know Anna Nicole Smith's tragedy is completely different.
The only common denominator between the two is... they are both dead.

1442 days ago
72.

Tj    

people he is not dead. he is fund raising the negro college fund. with all the money his family exploited. hes living the dream life now.
Wait! wasn't jackson white? My bad, wrong guy.

1442 days ago
73.

Sandra    

Where was someone with a sports drink or a protein drink while Michael was working himself into the ground? I saw his movie and I never once saw him drink water. He didn't need drugs, unless he was an addict, he needed the best nutritional supplements that there are.

1442 days ago
74.

Okwuchukwu Ezeanyika    

I think this lawsuit is ridiculous. The mother is not helping the spirit of MJ continue the journey to the spiritual throne undisturbed. Please, let some black leaders like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc, kindly advise Mrs. Jackson to withdraw this unwarranted suit. And come to think of it? They included Kenny Ortega that has spoken so glowingly of MJ as a defendant? I cannot understand this one bit.

1442 days ago
75.

Tom    

The suggestion that has been made of Michael jackson being soley responsible for his own death is just plain stupid... First of all he had a phsyician who was entrusted to care for him and also the one to administer shots, MJ did not shoot himself up the so called doctor did. So is the Doc liable??? You bet your ass he is......

1442 days ago
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