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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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91.

THRILLER    

MJ was hooked on pain killers. Many, Many Pain Killers. His Family for the most part was kept " OUT OF THE LOOP ! "
He had OD'ed several times on Pain Meds. This was Covered Up.
He could not SLEEP. This was the reason he had the doc giving him the Meds through IV that KILLED him. End of STORY.

1467 days ago
92.

Linda    

Those of you who were never there to see the Jackson family and what they experienced all of their lives have no reason to throw stones. The Jackson family was very talented and Michael pushed himself all the time to be perfect. I wouder how many of you at 50 years old would be able to preform as he did. Not only did he give the world his wonderful voice, music, dance and money. He tried to give to those in real need, those children that were terminal with cancer, etc. How could anyone believe he would have a "normal" life. He had many friends that were childhood stars, because they could understand him. I am 60 years old and have watched this family all of my life, my wonderful departed Mother would say "sweep off your own door step before you worry about mine" If Michel were my child I would want to know the truth about his death. Any Mother would I think Daddy Joe had much more control over his family than he should have, however it appears to me his sisters and brothers have come together for the sake of Michaels children.If you recall, his final performance was not in the US, and you that loath him know why. He was going to England. At the end of his service they played a new song he was to sing, and the Final Words were "Forever in our Hearts" and so be it Michael, Forever in our hearts, and thank you for all the gifts you gave to the world.

1467 days ago
93.

John    

Micheal Jackson died? When did this happen? I was in the bathroom!!!

1467 days ago
94.

PAT    

I feel sorry for all the children of this family

and I don't have to explain why it's right out there in the open

1467 days ago
95.

angelschild27    

YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK ABOUT TALKING BAD ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON. HE WAS A GOOD HEARTED MAN. I'D LIKE TO SEE THE PEOPLE THAT PUT HIM DOWN DO WHAT HE DID FOR US. HE PROVIDED US WITH HIS TALENT AND LOVE. YOU CAN'T , I REST MY CASE. SO SHUT UP ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON. I'M ON MEDS. FOR MY BACK AND IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE A DRUG ADDICT. THE DOCTOR WAITIED ONE HOUR TO CALL THE MEDS. THATS GUILT RIGHT THERE. SO SHUT UP PEOPLE WHO ARE PUTTING HIM DOWN, HE WAS AND STILL IS A GOOD MAN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. THANK YOU MICHAEL FOR THE YEARS YOU GAVE US WITH YOUR TALENT AND LOVE. RIP AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE. LUV YOU MICHAEL.

1467 days ago
96.

scott    

I am a drug addict. I don't take care of my health. If I go to see a doctor and I die from a drug overdose while there, Can my wife sue the hospital? This suit is absurd. Sure sue the doctor, but sue AEG? Were they responsible for MJ's drug habbit????? That is what killed him. If this doctor did not get him the drugs, he would have been fired and one found that would give MJ what he wanted. Even MJ's mom said MJ hired the doctor in one of the first sentences.

1467 days ago
97.

RAYMOND    

MR AND MRS JACKSON .............HAVE HAD SUCH A PRIVLEGED LIFE .
THEY HAVE NOT WORKED A DAY OF HARD LABOR. MICHAEL AND JANET HAVE GAVE THEM TONS OF MONEY . SHE WAS IN THE WILL A THIRD .PLUS SHE GETS A PILE OF MONEY EACH MONTH TO BRING THE KIDS UP . HER HUSBAND DROVE TO HIS SONS RESTING PLACE IN A PHAMTOM ROLLS ROYCE . AT THEIR AGE . HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED .
THEY HAVE PLENTY COMMING IN Each MONTH . FROM MICHAELS ESTATE .
AND THEY COULD NOT EVEN HANDLE THE KIDS ..........THEY SHIPPED THEM OFF TO SCHOOL . THOSE KIDS WHERE HOME SCHOOLED .
I THINK THE JUDGE SHOULD THROW HER OUT OF THE COURTROOM .
TELL HER SHE SHOULD BE THANKFUL .

1467 days ago
98.

linny    

It was Michael's own fault he died. He insisted that dr give him that knock out drug [which should only be used during surgery] so he could sleep. Sure the dr could have refused but Michael would have gotten another dr to do it. Michael bribed the dr with big bucks $$$$. Michael bought his way out of the molesting thing too. Money talks.

1467 days ago
99.

bev    

Thats what enablers do - they stick by the person no matter what. She can't face the fact that her son was nothing more than a druggie, the same kind of find out in the streets except this one was rich.

1467 days ago
100.

bev    

Scary that this enabler is the same person that is bringing up his children

1467 days ago
101.

Mi' Haliah    

Im just sitting here and laughing, while shaking my head at the amount of ignorance and bigotry on this subject. Apparently these people know way more about Michael Jackson then Michael Jackson knew about himself.

You folks truly disgust me. You set up here and attempt the judge this man behind a computer screen and talk all your garbage about him and his family. I guarantee you these very same "brilliant" people who are making the most noise have not once picked up and read the court transcripts, reviewed the contents of his autopsy report, took the time to read a compilation of his medical reports, actually spoke to or interviewed anyone who actually knew Michael as well as his history of prescription drug usage.

I'm not gonna repeat myself again. These lazy azz**es will just have to get up off their sorry, ignorant duffs and go read it for themselves just like I did and millions of others. It's public record folks.

If you truly believe all this garbage you've been fed about Michael Jackson, at least have the audacity (or balls if you're a guy) to check things out for yourself and see what you come up with. The facts are not going to be sugar-coated or twisted around in anyway the way the media has done thru the years and even they don't have the balls to admit their mistake......I assure you.

Praise God my parents didn't raise a judgemental bigot who is filled with nothing but jealousy, hatred, and contempt for an innocent human being. Especially one who wanted nothing more than to make this dastardly world a better place to live in and gave everything he had in the process, including his life....

1467 days ago
102.

KILLUMINATI    

For those of you that feel " Hey its his life, He didnt have to take those pills, or he didnt have to CHANGE his skin color" Thats fine..But those are also the people who dont believe/see the "CONSPIRACIES" But remember this. Michael Jacksons life didnt start chaqnging until he wanted to be FREE and express his own words and thouhts through music. Once you do that, your stepping on peoples toes in the music business.
Theres a lot of things going on in the world today that the average citizen is mistaking for a conspiracy or coincidence. How is it MJ gave his friends a brief message regarding "changing the world before THEY change it for us"..a week later he OVER DOSED??? COME ON!! The illuminati has control over the media. Lil' Wayne jumped from being a rapper...to one of the most influential people within a 5 year time span??? Listen to his songs.. "Drop The World" ...The spot gets higher the more that i climb, the spot get smaller..and i get bigga. try and get in where i fit in, no room for a ni66a....watch the music video for "We takin Over" where Lil' Wayne is in a church, and says " I am the beast." When is church...WHO IS DESCRIBED AS "THE BEAST" Regardless if he attends church regularly or not, EVEN I KNOW that is respectful! Jay-Z's trademark is making a Pyramid with his hands, which then he looks through...sounds like the Illuminati sign to me??? same as for Tupac. He was VERY popular...his words were listened to..he would say [KILL]UMINATI...HE WAS AGAINST THEM...maybe thats why he was able to get killed on the LAS VEGAS STRIP and have NOOOOOOO WITNESSES. lol oh yeah... but those are CONSPIRACIES...right?
That is just the music (and mostly rap) side of all this. look into it people...its not a wate of time, its not a joke, this is real stuff that is going to CHANGE THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES.

youtube: haarp, rfid bracelette (greg evensen), bohiemian grove

1467 days ago
103.

Pat    

The medication that doctor gave him was the same they use to put you to sleep for surgery. Maybe all of you that are saying this was all on Michael......maybe you should have surgery and have the doctors leave you unattended and see if you continue to breath. Yes, Michael may have had some part in this but Dr. Conrad was totally wrong. He should have never left the room once he gave him the medication. He is guilty as sin and going to try and get out of it. He should never be allowed to see another patient again and he should go to jail. That won't bring back but it sure sounds good to me!

1467 days ago
104.

raggamuffin    

You go mama Jackson. Go after those people who took your son away from you as well as this world.You ahve my blessings and prays. Good luck and God bless you.

1467 days ago
105.

patricia    

He never hurt anyone...people made him a target because of the love he felt for kids....since he was robbed of his childhood...

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