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MJ Producer Dropped From Wrongful Death Suit

2/1/2011 3:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's producer of the "This Is It" tour just got a break in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson -- he's been dropped as a defendant ... TMZ has learned.

Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit
Kenny Ortega was sued by Katherine, who claimed he was part of AEG's alleged plan to give Michael anything he needed in order for him to perform.

Katherine's lawyer, Kevin Boyle, tells TMZ, "Based on recently discovered information, the Jackson family has determined that Mr. Ortega should not be a defendant," adding, "The Jackson Family apologizes for any discomfort or inconvenience this may have caused Mr. Ortega."

It's always a discomfort to be sued for wrongful death.

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91.

Eleonora49    

I love you too!( by Tellit)

1170 days ago
92.

Paulette    

Posted at 7:31 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by Tellit


Some of us "rabids" has you would say are just NOT superficial. Beauty comes from the inside.....

1170 days ago
93.

kim    

Damn, is their a full moon tonite? Naw, can't be with all this bad weather but sure seems like it. lol....

1170 days ago
94.

anonymous    

Tellit, what has Michael Jackson ever done to you to make you hate him so much. You rage on angrily about this man as if he once stole your girlfriend or gave you a bounced checked.

1170 days ago
95.

anonymous    

*A bounced check...

1170 days ago
96.

Tellit    

I don't "hate" Michael Jackson.

It's plain and simple.
He hasn't "done" anything to me.

I HATE what he's done to you....
his faithful fans.

1170 days ago
97.

Tellit    

90.
Wasn't Michael 125 pounds when he died and 6 ft 0? I really don't think he was too thin. If anything, he lacked muscle weight. Haven't still watched TII btw, too depressing.

Posted at 7:08 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by anonymous
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How could you think it would be too depressing to watch if you haven't watched it? duh...
Maybe it would be uplifting for you.

But I don't blame you...
I watched it and it is depressing...
to watch a once vibrant and talented and physically cute artist become what he managed to make himself become....
an untalented freak.
Couldn't sing, couldn't dance, looked and moved like a dried up petrified praying mantis.
A total junkie.
What a waste.
I don't really blame him for staging his own death.
He had nothing....absolutely nothing left either physically, mentally, or monetarily of his former glory.
He was already dead.
And he knew it.

Michael Jackson didn't "die"....
he took his adorning fans down an illustrious path of deceit and lies.

What a shell of an artist....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3cENRgSK_o
shameful

1170 days ago
99.

HumanNature    

I HATE what he's done to you....
his faithful fans.

Posted at 7:46 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by Tellit

MJ HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING TO HIS FAITHFUL FANS!!!

WE JUST "LOVE" HIS MESSAGE IN HIS MUSIC!!!

LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

1170 days ago
100.

Tellit    

102.
I HATE what he's done to you....
his faithful fans.

Posted at 7:46 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by Tellit

MJ HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING TO HIS FAITHFUL FANS!!!

WE JUST "LOVE" HIS MESSAGE IN HIS MUSIC!!!

LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

Posted at 7:59 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by HumanNature
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Aw HN....get your head out of the sand;
shake the grit outa your brain...
and wake up to the truth.

The gloved one has scammed you guys....
in a world of ways...
BIG TIME.

1170 days ago
101.

anonymous    

he managed to make himself become....
an untalented freak.
Couldn't sing, couldn't dance, looked and moved like a dried up petrified praying mantis.
A total junkie.
What a waste.
I don't really blame him for staging his own death.
He had nothing....absolutely nothing left either physically, mentally, or monetarily of his former glory.
He was already dead.
And he knew it.

Tellit
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In my opinion it is media who made him out to be a freak with all those wild bizarre crazy stories, which begin surfacing in the late 80's after his major success of Thriller. He couldn't dance and sing anymore? LOL. Haven't watched TII(seen just small clips) and don't plan to anytime soon, but I've heard from both nonfans and regular fans that he sounded amazing. Just like the old Michael ....... Also he sounds amazing on "Hold My Hand" which was recorded in 2008. To state he cannot sing anymore is completely unfair and false. His vocals on HMH are incredible. As far his dancing goes, these were just rehearsals and I'm sure he never gives his all during rehearsals. Especially, at the age of 50.

1170 days ago
102.

ashley    

has it in my mind that tmz is in on the hoax!!!??? can u tell me

1170 days ago
104.

anonymous    

It is quite strange however that TMZ, as we all know, was the very first media to break the news of "MJ's death". They knew before everyone else. Most of Michael's relatives also did not know about "Michael's death" until watching the news.

1170 days ago
105.

Deb    

Come on, enough with the hoax stuff already! I know that there are a lot of you, including a few I actually still have respect for, that believe that, but it isn't true!

Look at the sheer numbers of people that would have to be involved - is that where Barack Obama spent all the government's money, to hide Michael in the Witness Protection Program??? I don't think so! And even Michael wasn't rich enough to fund that himself!

You people are living in a world of fantasy and delusion, except for maybe one ;> who I think just might be messing with your poor, brainless little heads. I live for the day when you all finally realize your "King" is dead, and collapse weeping and gnashing your teeth! Then, in a gesture sure to please even the hardest hearted of haters, you will commit mass suicide at the gates of hell...er....I mean Neverland.

1170 days ago
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