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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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46.

mysteria333    

clearly asking people to show some respect for michaels parents is a waste of time ,, but i'm going to ask any way....which one of you would turn down money if you could get it from your own sons alleged death ?? without joe there would be no Michael !!! why are people so quick to forget that !! the abuse was wrong !! dead wrong.. but Michael said he forgave his father !!and he said he loved his father...and that is his son !! not my son or yours ,, joe's son.. if joe does'nt get any money then fine ,, it will give him time to think about all the pain he caused michael...but show some respect ,, stop the name calling and cruel remarks..not one of us has ever heard Michael call his dad a dirty name.. so why should any body else !!! besides i'm more intrested in jordan chandler finally coming forth and telling the truth and clearing michaels name ,,then rather or not michaels father gets some of his money..the media ignored the verdict.. lets get jordan to do the right thing..the same way fans got michaels name put back on the school..it just shows you what can be accomplished when real effort is put forth..start a petition to get jordan to do the right thing ,, assure him that he wont have to give up michaels money.. i'll sign such a petition...the fans have power !!! lets do it..it can be accomplished with prayer...dont worry about the money...god bless

1430 days ago
47.

nan    

okay , just ignore my last post because i know it is confusing..sorry
i am just wondering if ...the story is all his patients and friends got together to fund his defense , would there be a public bank acct becasue it would be considered like a charity.like a . org so there wouldnt be taxes and such.
but if it isnt that way and it is aeg paying directly, would that be an admission of them considering him an employee..

1430 days ago
48.

Lisa    

Well, the best news about all this is we don't have to hear about Jessie Jackson,Al Sharpton because they are all black.oh and Joe it's time to get a fu(k!ng job you loser oh bastard.

1430 days ago
49.

sofi    

tiger is a fraud maybe you should let Michael rest in peace and don't call him wacko jacko.Did you know he had lupus that caused his face to be so red? Did you know he had vitiligo which caused the discoloration of his skin?
Do your research before you call Michael wacko.

1430 days ago
50.

Machelle    

Hath this family no shame nor pride?

I want to barf.

1430 days ago
51.

DeadlySinz    

Jo Jackson needs to shut the **** up and stop embarrasing himself ... he's really starting to sweat now that the family cash cow has gone. Jo never gave a **** about Michael, its all about the money and quite frankly, its digusting, let Michael RIP.

1430 days ago
52.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Kidding me?!? He's the reason Murray was Michael's pill dispenser in the first place! Nothing but a leech & parasite. So, he lit a fire under his son's a**es. After that, he should've done his own thing. He screwed up his kids irreparably. Denis Leary was right; These people give each other new heads for Christmas. Joe is the sole reason, & their mother was an enabler. He should get nothing. Maybe a small one time payment for up-to-date expenses, if that. After that, cut the cord.

1430 days ago
53.

Cynthia J    

What the hell has the Legal System devolved into? Joe Jackson, a freaky PIMP, ghetto, unloving piece of crap thinks he deserves a half a billion "pay out" from a son, Michael, who despised the pig. People like these are a big part of the reason this Country cannot survive...wanting something you don't deserve, something you haven't earned...just sucking, sucking off the government. No pride in making your own way. People who suck off the government while not trying to better yourself-- a sense of ridiculous entitlement--is destructive and disgusting.

1430 days ago
54.

papprorattist    

Thats the way the system works sue for a billion get a dollar 50Cents RIP his voodoo needle DOFF JOE JOE get him put him in the dirt before you sign off... still after all these years JOE JOE is the only one defending MJ in the court in the street in the press it`s ALWAYS BEEN JOE JOE~S BABY BOY F OFF you fools dogging him like you and TMZ did back in your dazes

1430 days ago
55.

tiffany     

It was bad enough he took money while Michael was alive. Now he wants to take it when he's dead. What an a**ho**!

1430 days ago
56.

Mary    

My father was a Navy Man. He did what every parent at that time did, tough LOVE>

MJ would have made more than what PAPA Joe is asking for in one year. He Has.
Why wouldn't a father ask for money. We all know Michael supported the ENTIRE JACKSON CLAN.

Murry knows enough about what happened to MJ by pleading the 5th. Murry needs to be ruined; and Michael needs to be AVENGED!
Be mad at Jermaine, he's still young enough to work.

1430 days ago
57.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

THE STATE OF CALIF SHOULD BE SUED FOR NEGLECT...WHY ARE NOT THE REST OF THE DOCTORS NOT BEING SUED...ALL UNETHICAL MEDICAL PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF CALIF....KLEIN,...???..15 BILLION DOLLAR LAW SUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF CALIF FOR KNOWINGLY ALLOWING DOCTORS WHO DRUG DEAL IN CALIF ...MAKING THE WEALTHY ADDICTED TO STEAL THEIR MONEY...SELL OUT DOCTORS WANTED TO LIVE THE LIFE THAT MICHAEL JACKSON'S MONEY COULD BUY THEM...MIKE WAS 1 TRILLION DOLLAR MAN...

1430 days ago
58.

Cathy    

I don't blame Joe for this one. Sure, he's money hungry (always has been), and he'll never get anything significant out of Murray because Murray doesn't have it and never will. But it's the principle of the thing. For as long as Joe is breathing, he'll make life difficult for Conrad Murray. And that makes me smile. Heck, Joe is like a dog with a bone. He knows full well he won't get what he's asking for, and at his age, this kind of legal fight must be emotionally exhausting. But when Murray so carelessly injected Michael with too much propofol, he wasn't thinking about Joe Jackson and his stamina and determination.

Murray will probably get off in the criminal trial - that's what I'm thinking. I certainly don't expect him to get jail time even though he should. But Joe Jackson's constant involvement in his life will bring a special kind of hell - the kind of justice that the courts probably won't deliver. It won't bring Michael back, but it might force Murray to think about what he did -- on a daily basis and for a good long time. If it accomplishes this, then I say go Joe!

1430 days ago
59.

DOROTHY    

get a ****ing job

1430 days ago
60.

T    

Dr. Murray obviously killed the wrong Jackson.

1430 days ago
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