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AEG to MJ's Assistant

How DARE You Sue Us!

You're a Disgrace

11/14/2012 10:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Jackson
's former assistant is delusional if he thinks he'll win his new lawsuit against AEG -- this according to the entertainment group, which tells TMZ, the guy's a disgrace to MJ's memory ... and doesn't have a legal leg to stand on.

TMZ broke the story, MJ's former assistant Michael Amir Williams has sued AEG, claiming he lost out on a massive paycheck because AEG negligently employed Dr. Conrad Murray for MJ's "This Is It" tour ... the doctor who eventually killed MJ with a fatal dose of Propofol.

But a rep for AEG tells us, "This lawsuit is clearly frivolous; it is literally barred by at least four different legal doctrines."

According to AEG, Williams doesn't have a case because he was never a beneficiary of MJ's contract with AEG Live ... nor can he legally bring a claim for MJ’s wrongful death.  

The rep adds, "The idea that Mr. Williams purports to sue on behalf of the many persons who did enter into relationships with AEG Live and Jackson ... and with whom AEG Live parted ways with the utmost friendship and respect, is disgraceful."

As far as AEG is concerned, Williams' lawsuit is a desperate and shameless money grab ... nothing more ... and he's destined to lose in court.

"This is just the latest wrongful death lawsuit with someone hoping to profit from Michael Jackson’s tragic death in the same way they profited from his life."

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77.

gayforliztaylor    

I know Mimi would let her 12 year old son sit on Jackson's lap just because he was a nutjob with no balls to admit he treated women
like they were naive idiots in his personal life, he was an apologist for Murray and a liar about children & religion. one of the most stupid drug addicts and sneaky but unsuccessful drug thief.
He was so confused that he felt much better looking like an old woman than a man.

He did nothing but moaned to a religious fanatic when he let Jermaine manipulate him and then gave control of his bank accounts to an old man Tomei Tomei. LOLOLOL No wonder he let his mother Katherine use him for money until the day he died.

641 days ago
78.

Danger Baby    

.If you are going to make the effort to destroy someones life ...you should be named ) you could see the people at Zonens own wedding , were so uncomfortable..knowing this kid was just plain lying......and cringing.....over this development .....,but anyway.... he and his brother , now had Mr Zonen over a barrel, to protect his own reputation..It was obvious...
It is too bad MJ died , but he had a strong belief in God , and he believed he would be vindicated when the truth was told..
And ,it is, going to be told because the facts in a court of law arent going anywhere..that is the truth of the matter and thankfully the greed that destroyed this mans reputation, will surface , yet again , with the facts..
I hope all his detractors, who used this man for fame and profit , live a long life

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This is so incoherent, I could almost feel the insanity and the demon crying inside Nan's souel!


Who on earth was making an effort to destroy someone's life here???


The correct answer is MJ and his high paid lawyer, in order to get his ass out of jail. The kid was still a minor, he had no idea what he was getting into with MJ, his innocence was destroyed and stolen from MJ who grabbed more than his own private off the stage. Just the fact that calling wine "Jesus Juice" was enough to be condemned to hell for eternity. How dare you MJ, using Jesus's name for your heinous sexual gratification, molesting children after getting them drunk!!!

641 days ago
79.

gayforliztaylor    

Worst of all

. Ugly female imitator had his controlled children in his zoo while he drank alcohol and collected pills and drugs for fake sleep. Coma Jackson still claimed he loved children and felt sorry for murderers (including his friend Murray).
The idiot said he understood Hitler too.

641 days ago
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82.

Pegasus    

Child Molestation Charges Shortened Michael Jackson's Life, His Ex Lawyer ClaimsChild Molestation Charges Shortened Michael Jackson's Life, His Ex Lawyer Claims 35 10

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Being accused of child molestation was so devastating to Michael Jackson that it shortened his life, his former attorney claims.

According to Thomas Mesereau, who was Jackson's criminal defense attorney during the 2005 trial, told the New York Post that Michael being accused of abusing young boys was worse than being called a murderer.

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"To be called a pedophile is worse than being called a murderer. I know what these false charges did to him," Mesereau said.

"In my opinion, they shortened his life."

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Author Randall Sullivan released a new Jackson biography titled Untouchable, in which he also defends the King of Pop, and Mesereau is more than pleased.

"The greatest benefit to come out of this book is Mr. Sullivan's objective conclusion that Michael Jackson was not a child molester," Mesereau said.

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The former attorney had in fact wanted to pen his own book about Jackson, but felt that, "Publishers were not interested in why Michael Jackson was innocent. This was very disturbing to me."

640 days ago
83.

MiMi    

BAD25 DO***ENTARY SNEAK PEEK

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640 days ago
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85.

MiMi    

ok, TMZ won't let me post a live link.


Copy and paste the link into your browser.

http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/news/bad25-do***entary-sneak-peak

640 days ago
86.

MiMi    

Spike Lee looks back at Michael Jackson's 'Bad'
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3:01PM EST November 20. 2012 - The subject of Spike Lee's latest do***entary is a legendary talent who was better known as a tabloid figure in the last two decades of his life. But with Bad25 -- an in-depth look at the creative process behind Michael Jackson's 1987 album on its silver anniversary, airing Thursday (ABC, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- the director re-introduces us to the staggeringly gifted young man the world knew before all the circuses and scandals.

"For too long, people focused on that other stuff," Lee says. "When you do that with an artist, you do it to the detriment of the art. I think people are beginning to refocus on Michael Jackson's music now."

Lee spoke with numerous musicians, choreographers and filmmakers who collaborated with Jackson on Bad, among them one of Lee's heroes and close friends, Martin Scorsese, who directed a short film for the album's title track. There's also archival footage of Jackson -- in an interview, in the recording studio, shooting videos and performing on tour -- and commentary from stars who worked with or were influenced by him, among them Sheryl Crow (Jackson's onetime backup singer), Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Questlove.

"People at the top of their fields make it look so easy," Lee says. "You think Michael Jordan came out of the womb dunking, or Frank Sinatra was born with that voice. But it doesn't happen like that -- these people bust their (butts). Michael Jackson sang for his supper from the time he was five."

Some of those interviewed reflect on the toll that a life in show business might have taken on Jackson, and the pressure that Bad specifically posed in following 1982's Thriller, which 30 years later remains the best-selling album of all time. But the emphasis is on Jackson's artistry. "Sheryl Crow said he could change the molecules in a room," Lee notes. "I never heard a description like that. But it's very apropos."

Lee didn't fulfill his wish list for the do***entary entirely. "I really wanted to get Quincy Jones," who produced Bad as well as Thriller and its predecessor, 1979's Off the Wall. "But we couldn't work it out with his schedule, so we had to use archival interviews." Lee also sought out Wesley Snipes, who appeared in Scorsese's video for Bad. "I visited Wesley in prison," where the actor is currently serving a three-year sentence for failure to file federal income tax returns, but Lee wasn't granted permission to shoot. "It's too bad, because he has some amazing stories."

Though Lee himself worked with Jackson, directing a pair of short films for the pop star's single They Don't Care About Us in 1996, he never considered adding personal insights. "We weren't close -- I'm not going to front. He was going through some things then."

Veteran music journalist Alan Light, director of programming for PBS' Live From the Artists Den, nonetheless thinks Bad25 is a good fit for Lee, "who started emerging as an artist and media figure around the time Bad came out. And Spike Lee takes on ambitious themes; he looks at big questions -- and Michael Jackson obviously poses big questions."

Bad25 already earned acclaim at this year's Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, where it was shown at its original length of 131 minutes. The ABC cut is about half that, but a full-length DVD is expected early next year. Meanwhile, Lee is grateful for the attention that the TV special will afford his work and its subject.

"Of all my do***entaries, this one will be the most watched ever," Lee says. "Thanksgiving night in America? That's huge. All families, all races will be watching. I'm happy that ABC came forward."

Click the link below for video.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2012/11/19/spike-le...

640 days ago
88.

OhWell    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRW2poUfJ34

639 days ago
89.

Dose Of Reality    

Funny...
MJ's rabid fans are so full of hate and won't live up to the phoney propaganda that MJ's people released.

MJ chose to live like a freak in a freakshow and fans are outraged because there were times he was treated like one.


MJ chose to live the life of a textbook example of a pedophile and wonder why he was accused.


I'll say one thing, it's nice to have money and power. How do you think your brother, father, preacher or doctor would have done in his shoes?

639 days ago
90.

Dose Of Reality    

Actually the whole Peter Pan thing fits in well with MJ's hebephilia.


http://www.science20.com/j_michael_bailey/was_michael_jackson_pedophile

Warning: The link contains educated logic and reason so it may not be suitable for MJ's fans.

639 days ago
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