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'This Is It' Producer: I Didn't Cause Michael's Death

1/8/2011 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The producer/director of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour is scoffing at Katherine Jackson's wrongful death suit in which he's named as a defendant, because he had nothing to do with the drugs or treatment that caused the singer's death.

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Kenny Ortega just filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- asking the court to remove him as a defendant in Katherine's suit, claiming, "Kenneth Ortega is not alleged to be involved in the medical treatment or administration of drugs that allegedly caused Michael Jackson's death."

Ortega's lawyer adds ... Kenny never had a contract with Dr. Conrad Murray or with  Michael Jackson, nor has he had any official affiliation with AEG.

Ortega's lawyer says, "The naming of Kenneth Ortega as a defendant in this action, without any basis, without any substantive charging allegations against him, is a gross error."

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136.

jolanda dams    

i think conrad murray is guilty, but it could be that he worked for illuminati. michael didn't want even drugs. these where only medicines. here in the netherlands we call only things like heroine, xtc, hash and cocaine drugs. the other things are medicines and we only can get them on recept from a doctor. the other drugs i called you can only buy when you go to drugdealers and they are criminals

1281 days ago
137.

Julia    

Every day thousands of white people have their skin dark in the sun or in an artificial tan and noboday says anyhing what a hypocrisy! Nobody says they have denied their own race. A human being is more than a stupid color.

1274 days ago
138.

cjh    

MJ was in denial about his progressive addiction. Rather than "trying to save the world" he should have been dealing with his own issues. He learned to put on a fiscad from his Mother as to all the dysfunction in their family. She is still pretending to care about MJ when all that ever mattered was fame and fortune for the Jackson's. MJ was the $ provider from childhood and still is. I feel sorry for MJ's children being raised by her!

1270 days ago
139.

Rita    

Also, people generally do not take propofol for fun or because they are "addicted" to it. There is no "high" from it. You take it and you pass out. If ANYTHING, Michael wanted to sleep. Not get high.

Posted at 6:09 PM on Jan 7, 2011 by neverletyoupart

Why do people not understand that a junkie behavior is different than this...He could not sleep. He did not take this to get high.

1270 days ago
140.

mo    

I dnt know why but Im totally into MJ now. This is so utterly crazy!! Think about it. It was his on fault!! He done it to himself. rather directly or indirectly. It was his choice to take those drugs. Money makes the world go around and they wanted it. Not saying the dr shouldnt come to justice for his misdoings because of ethics. But it was his fault so these people shouldnt be hustling someones death. Much Luv to MJ and his children!! To ,e no one else counts!!

1269 days ago
141.

allforlove    

to Yo #4
I wonder who the EVIL,EVIL,MAN IS????

1268 days ago
142.

allforlove    

MJ haters why are you always reading and commenting about Michael? If you don't like him go read something else! You haters are always the FIRST ones to comment ..... makes me wonder why? Jealous maybe?

1268 days ago
143.

willie    

well i feel that this is ugly because michael trusted kenny because they are friends kenny would never do anything like that to michael the only one that had something to do with this is dr conrad murray because he was there not kenny

872 days ago
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