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Joe Jackson -- I Want Half a Billion Bucks

10/20/2010 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's dad, Joe Jackson, wants somewhere between $10 million and $500 million from Dr. Conrad Murray to compensate him for the loss of his son's support ... this according to new documents obtained by TMZ.

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In the docs -- part of Joe's wrongful death lawsuit -- he claims the money he seeks is in "the realistic range of provable damages."

Joe says 20% of his damages are for loss of support, 40% are for emotional distress and 40% are for "loss of comfort, aid, society and companionship."

And this is huge ... Dr. Murray says he's broke and can't settle anything because his insurance company is refusing to cover him.

Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, also says he may take the depositions of more than 60 people who have info regarding Jackson's death.

Dr. Murray says in his new filings he does not want to sit for a deposition until after the criminal case runs its course.  It's a whole 5th Amendment thing.


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31.

Laurie    

Michael & Joe did NOT get along. Joe was living in Vegas & had nothing to do with the family or his grandkids, yet he is trying to get money because his son died. Part of his lawsuit is for "loss of aid" because Dr. Murray killed his meal ticket.

1277 days ago
32.

Sincerity    

As disgusting as Joe Jackson is, he is entitled to sue; however, winning a judgment and collecting from Dr. Murray may not happen. If Dr. Murray's malpractice insurer has, in fact, canceled his coverage, how is he going to pay anybody? If I'm not mistaken, the man was in financial trouble when he was hired by Michael Jackson and a conviction guarantees that he will lose his medical license. If for some odd reason, he is cleared of these charges, I can't imagine any other insurance company that would be willing to underwrite a malpractice insurance policy for him. The possibility of obtaining a judgment is good; however, collecting on it may not happen.

1277 days ago
33.

S    

*thud* *thud* *thud*... the sound of poor Michael rolling over in his grave. *sigh* (that one is just me over the silliness of it all)

1277 days ago
34.

my opinion    

Get the money Mr. Jackson get him for everything you can he needs to feel the pain for murdering MJ

RIP MJ
Love the Jackson's
Tanya

1277 days ago
35.

TheUltraworld    

He wont get $10.00 from this Dr.

1277 days ago
36.

Missy    

A truly loving father of a pedophile.

Posted at 12:35 PM on Oct 20, 2010 by JungleTails com

Thanks for telling us that are a loving father to your child.

1277 days ago
37.

Barbara    

I have the feeling that Joe Jackson, though he would not show it, deeply misses his son and this might be the way he expresses his rage at what happened. I understand his combativity.

1277 days ago
38.

My two cents ;)    

I bet Will Smith and Jada are going to be doing the same damn thing when their kids end up tragically like Michael did. People these are your children. Let them be children. Adults need to step up and do their thing to provide not have kids for cash cows. It messes them up for life!

1277 days ago
39.

Billy    

I agree with Reality Check (#7). Daddy Dearest, Joe Jackass himself, is probably the sole reason Michael had emotional issues. Why not get a job, you abusive deadbeat. Karma is going to be a bitch for you, Mr J. Whatever you measure out to others will be measured back to you. So, enjoy your eternity of abuse. You truly have earned it. Do I hear an Amen?

1277 days ago
40.

nan    

i have a question for the board although it is a stretch.
if murray has no money and someone else is paying his legal bill which must be a fortune, is that how he gets around saying he is broke and cant pay things.?
if this is basically a gift that someone is giving him , because this work is not being done pro bono, does he have to pay a gift tax in any way?
if someone gives u a car , you are responsible for paying the tax.
if some one gives you money for your mortgage and legal bills , then the irs should know about it.
if on the other hand someone is directly paying your bill for you, in a criminal investigation, dont you think that should ring some kind of bell for the prosecution , that this person is more then just an interested party.
i get where joe is going with this , that he wants to have people have to get up on the stand but i dont think it will happen.
i would really like to know who is supporting this s***ball, just for the sake of it.
i am thinking aeg trying to avoid an insurance policy.
michael jackson hard work is probably subsidizing this jerks defense

1277 days ago
41.

sofi    

Poor Michael said :Anything for money,how prophetic this song turned out to be.Both his parents want his money yet only HIS CHILDREN TRUELY AND UNCONDITIONALY LOVED HIM AND VICE VERSA.

1277 days ago
42.

tiger is a fraud    

Geesh, no wonder wacko jacko checked out on propofol daily. Joe is a blood suck'n leach who could have cared less about his disfunctional son when he was alive. Thank you Dr. Murray for hurrying up the process in which the wacked wanted to "check out" for good.

1277 days ago
43.

eyecandy    

I Want Half a Billion Bucks too!!!

1277 days ago
44.

Marie    

Joe Jackson is doing it for the money and not because he misses his son Michael.

1277 days ago
45.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

ol joe deserves some cash drom the doc..and he needs to hand over tha fake nose he stole off of wacko jacko

1277 days ago
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