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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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61.

kali    

"to compensate him for the loss of his son's support"

Omg doesn't this humiliate you? Go get a job!!!!

1428 days ago
62.

DR    

Greedy, Greedy, Greedy.

1428 days ago
63.

Audie    

@Cathy
I think you may be correct!!

1428 days ago
64.

1uniquemonique    

If the doc is uninsurable, why is he practicing medicine???

"40% is for loss of comfort, aid, society and companionship." This doesn't sound like the Michael Jackson I've heard about. Mike always expressed he disliked his father and how his father abused him and his brothers. I can't see MJ supporting his dad.

Shouldn't this "wrongful death" suit include Katherine? After all, she is the parent also.

1428 days ago
65.

tis_ruthy    

I am SO loving that picture of Michael! He is of course saying "in your dreams"

1428 days ago
66.

mysteria333    

ASK YOURSELF--HOW DID THE SECURITY GUARD THAT CALLED THE AMBULANCE FOR MICHAEL KNOW MICHAELS EXACT AGE ?? I'M SURE MICHAEL DID NOT GO AROUND INFORMING ALL HIS SECURITY PEOPLE I'M 50 YEARS OLD 2, IF HE WAS SO CONCERNED WHY DID'NT HE TELL PARAMEDICS IT WAS MICHAEL WHO NEEDED HELP?? 3, HOW COULOD A HEART SPECIALIST NOT KNOW TO DO CPR ON A HARD SURFACE ?? 4,WHY WAS THE AMBULANCE SO SLOW IN LEAVING ? WHY WAS'NT THERE AN IV, OXYGEN OR SOMETHING ATTACHED TO MICHAEL AS THEY LEAD HIM OUT ON THE GURNEY? AFTER ALL THEY SAID HE WAS IN A COMA AND THAT MURRAY WORKED ON HIM IN THE AMBULANCE ALL THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL!! WHY WAS HIS WHOLE BODY COVERED UP INCLUDING HIS FACE? 5,THEY SAID THEY RUSHED HIM UPSTAIRS TO INTENSIVE CARE,, WHY HAS'NT ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL COME FORWARD TO SAY THEY SAW MICHAEL ARRIVE?? AFTER ALL THEY CERTAINLY DID'NT CLEAR THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL FOR HIS ARRIVAL..SURE THERE WERE PEOPLE VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS,,ALL SORTS OF STAFF WALKING AROUND ETC, ETC, WHY WOULD A MAN WHO HAS'NT BEEN MICHAELS MANAGER FOR YEARS BE THE ONE TO BREAK THE NEWS TO MICHAELS CHILDREN WHEN THERE WERE FAMILY MEMBERS THERE?? WHY DID ALL DOCTORS INCLUDING MURRAY REFUSE TO SIGN DEATH CERTIFICATE?? THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SIMPLE TASK IF MICHAEL HAD JUST DIED THERE..; INSTEAD HIS SISTER HAD TO SIGN IT !! WHY DID IT TAKE 2 MONTHS TO SO CALL BURY MICHAEL?? 6, WHY SO MANY DIFFERENT AUTOPSY REPORTS?? WHY WERE'NT MICHAELS CLOSEST FRIENDS AT MEMORIAL SERVICE ?? NO OFFENSE TO HIS BELOVED FAMILY BUT THEY RECOVERED FROM SUCH A HORRIFIC TRADGEDY SO QUICKLY ..WHY DID THEY WAIT SO LONG TO SEARCH MURRAYS PROPERTY ?? GIVING HIM PLENTY OF TIME TO DESTROY EVIDENCE?? WHY WOULD A FAN HAVE FRANK DILEO'S PERSONAL CELL PHONE NUMBER ?? IF MICHAEL PASSED A 4 HOUR PHYSICAL AND HE WAS JUST DANCING HOURS BEFORE HIS ALLEGED DEATH WHY NOT SHOW HIS BODY AND GIVE FANS SOME REAL CLOSURE ?? AND THAT CHARACTER IN THE TABLOID THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE MICHAEL GETTING HELP FROM PARAMEDICS HAD A FAT FACE AND A LARGE NOSE AND A BIG VEIN GOING DOWN IS FORHEAD.. YET IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE SO CALLED PICTURES JUST BEFORE MICHAELS ALLEGED DEATH HE LOOKED GAUNT,, HIS NOSE WAS SMALL AND HIS CHEEKS WERE SUNK IN.. LOOK AT THE PICTURES WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF.. AND MICHAEL NEVER HAD A VEIN IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS FORE HEAD..WHY DID DVIO SAY THEY ASKED HIM TO PLAY THE PART OF MICHAEL IN THE THIS IS IT MOVIE?? WHY DID HIS OWN FATHER SAY THEY USED A BODY DOUBLE UNTIL THEY QUICKLY SHUT HIM UP AND OFFERED HIM MONEY TO ANNOUNCE THE MOVIE??WHY DID HIS OWN MOTHER AND SISTERS AND 2 OF HIS BROTHERS REFUSE TO WATCH THE MOVIE?? WHY DID DIANA ROSS SOMEONE HE LOVED ENOUGH TO LEAVE HIS MOST PRIZED POSSESIONS TO NOT SHOW UP AT ANY OF THE MEMORIAL SERVICES ?? WHY DID JERMAINE AND LATOYA ON TWO SEPERATE SHOWS GIVE 100% DIFFERENT DESCRIPTIONS OF WHAT MICHAEL WAS WEARING IN THE CASKET ?? WHY DID OPRAH TAKE SO LONG TO ACKNOWLEDGE MICHAELS DEATH ?? SHE'S ALWAYS THE FIRST ONE ON TOP OF THE BIG STORIES,, THIS WAS THE BIGGEST STORY EVER..WHY WAS MICHAEL SO CALLED BURIED IN A PAUPERS CASKET?? I MEAN COME ON WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE WORLD..ELVIS'S CASKET COST 100,000.00 !! AND THOUGH I LOVED ELVIS VERY MUCH MICHAEL WAS MUCH, MUCH, MORE FAMOUS THEN HIM!! AND THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE HIGHLY ABNORMAL FACTS SURROUNDING MICHAELS ALLEGED DEATH...NOW I ASK YOU DO YOU REALLY THINK OUR MOST BELOVED TREASURE IN THE WORLD ,, DIED ON JUNE 25TH 2009???? THINK AGAIN !!!

1428 days ago
67.

Cathy    

LOL at the "Joe, get a job" comments. These pop up every time. Get a job? Please. I'm no big Joe Jackson defender (his moral fiber is certainly lacking), but the man worked his tail off for decades, first in the steel mills and then in the cut throat music industry going up against insiders that had far more education than he did. And yet he kept going. Even after his boys were famous AND grown, he still hustled to manage other groups. You can blame Joe Jackson for a lot of things, but laziness isn't one of them. Get a job? The man is 80 years old and hustled his whole life, running in circles of people that were far intellectually superior. His willingness to work hard was never one of his issues.

1428 days ago
68.

erkg    

Maybe Joe and Oskana can share lawyers.

1428 days ago
69.

mj fan forever    

Instead of demanding that this murderer goes to jail, he asks money as always. He doesn't care about his son but only about money (and the same thing is valid for his wife). It's shaming!! Find a job that it's better parasite!!!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!!

1428 days ago
71.

timid    

Has anyone legally challenged Joe's mental competency?

1428 days ago
72.

kickaboo    

Everyone reacts differently to losing a child (and may none of us have to bury our child first) but apparently Joe Jackson has hustled for the bucks all his life, even hustling his kids to sing and dance for the money..it is all the man knows how to do is hustle for the $$$. This doctor, if not punished by the law and medical establishment enough, will have to pay in the civil suit...he could be broke. Maybe he'll have to write a check to Joe Jackson for $5.00 a week for the rest of Joe's a life and then, to Michael's kids but writing that check will never let that doctor forget what he did...and will let that old man heal the only way he knows, by hustling the bucks. RIP, Michael. God bless the Jackson family.

1428 days ago
73.

Ms BAB    

Oh Ole Joe Jackson is full of bs.....Micheal didn't give him a red cent when he was alive so he shouldn't get anything now. This ole gizzard needs to be locked up in a retirement home with bars. Certified Looney Tune!!!!!!

1428 days ago
74.

Cathy    

Oh Ole Joe Jackson is full of bs.....Micheal didn't give him a red cent when he was alive...

Posted at 2:56 PM on Oct 20, 2010 by Ms BAB

Huh. You go on thinking that. People think they know exactly how much Michael "hated" his father, but imo, they don't know anything at all. If you truly believe that Michael never gave Joe money or that Michael hated the man, then you're really naive, imo. Human relationships are complicated, and none was as complicated as that between Michael and Joe. Life isn't just black and white. Guess again. Seriously.

1428 days ago
75.

Claire    

Hello Cathy and any other old friends,
I was just listining to one of MJs songs that reminds me of that horrible time of june and july. everytime I think of it just brings tears to my eyes. I remember on my holiday waking up at noght and I went to our balcony and loked out at te stars and just burst out crying. I am sure meny people here have memories like this. Even though it was such a horrible time I kind of wish I could go back...I don't know why I feel this way, mabey because i still had hope that he was still alive somewhere else?

1428 days ago
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