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Michael Jackson

Kids, Mom Want

Over $40 BIL!!!

3/15/2013 5:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0315-katherin-kids-gettyMichael Jackson's 3 children and his mom Katherine want in excess of $40 BILLION from AEG Live for the death of the singer ... TMZ has learned.

We've obtained legal docs which now lay out what Prince, Paris, Blanket and Katherine want from the entertainment company for its alleged negligent hiring and supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray.

The kids want $10 billion for all of the future earnings they claim MJ would have scored had he lived.

They want an additional $50 million for various other damages.

AEG Live claims the $40 billion is preposterous because Michael's career was in a downward spiral following the child molestation allegations, as well as self-imposed exile in the Middle East.  They claim the damage claim is based on rank speculation.

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76.

g00dIes    

That's not his kids anyway he's black hello

564 days ago
77.

lilibahamas    

If the Cousin can take care for the kids with 9,000 a month the why do they need 40 billions??

Dr. Murray did not poison MJ. He gave him what MJ because he star struck and did not want to fire.

Not defending Dr. Murray but he is getting his rotting in jail.


MJ did not have to die in debt, but molestation charges legal fees, his own illnesses (he died in very poor health), and his greedy overspending cause his money woes.

He Paid
Debbie MILLIONS for those create. He paid dearly to those kids he molested.

He shopped handsomely and then relieidol Middle Eastern and eccentrics to pay him large sums for
concerts.

He spent wayyyy more than he had and now this family with ask for all this money and not have to worry about MJ's eccentric spending.

He was better off dead than alive!!!!

564 days ago
78.

urstupidass    

Freaking drug addict. He had talent out the @$$ but he was a loser.

564 days ago
79.

tgrfan42069    

mj was nothing but a druggie pedo.people get mad if you say it but its true.

564 days ago
80.

barcag    

Geez, no rest for the dead in this family. The parents are still pimping out their son after he's dead and gone. Sad thing is that no one will probably want to take care of the kids once the money runs out.

564 days ago
81.

rosabrown918@gmail.com    

Who cares

564 days ago
82.

blythe    

Wtf. This has to be the most insane article as i have read to date. There is no freakin way Michael was worth 40 billion dollars even wearing his best shoes. Who is her lawyer i nrrd tomeet his azz. Lol no. Roflmao.

564 days ago
83.

tera    

Those are NOT his kids!!

564 days ago
84.

mr.howell     

This family is Nuts and craZy!..and greedy!..they don't deserve a penny!..they got enough money already!..Michael was an addict..get over it!..

564 days ago
85.

HumanNature    

AEG SHOULD PAY THEM LOTS OF $$$$$$$$$!!!!


The judge says the emails between AEG Live's executives and Kenny Ortega are enough to send the case to trial despite the promoter's denial that they had nothing to do with Dr. Conrad Murray hiring.


Conversation between AEG Live executives and director Kenny Ortega via emails was revealed as a judge unsealed do***ents in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit filed by the star's mother and three children. The emails suggested that bosses at the concert promoter giant were worried about MJ's missed rehearsals of his "This Is It" concert series and wanted Dr. Conrad Murray to fix the problem.


While a lawyer for AEG Live insisted that the disgraced cardiologist was not employed by the company, an email sent by co-CEO Paul Gongaware to concert director Ortega 11 days before the King of Pop died suggested otherwise. "We want to remind (Murray) that it is AEG, not MJ, who is paying his salary. We want to remind him what is expected of him," the executive allegedly wrote.


According to CNN, lawyers for Katherine Jackson and her grandchildren called the email a "smoking gun" linking AEG Live to the death of "Thriller" hitmaker. They argued it proved that the company used Murray's fear of losing his $150,000-a-month job as Jackson's personal physician to pressure him to have Jackson ready for rehearsals despite his fragile health.


In another email, AEG Live's President Randy Phillips sang high praise for what Murray did to have MJ show up for rehearsals when Ortega expressed concerns about the singer's condition after he witnessed that the late popstar was shivering during a rehearsal a week before his death.


"It is like there are two people there. One (deep inside) trying to hold on to what he was and still can be and not wanting us to quit him, the other in this weakened and troubled state. I believe we need professional guidance in this matter," the director said, to which Phillips replied, "This doctor is extremely successful (we check everyone out) and does not need this gig so he is totally unbiased and ethical."


The Jackson team also used an email sent by AEG Live tour accountant Timm Woolley to an insurance broker two days before Jackson died to prove their claim that the promoter was responsible for the doctor's conduct and breached its duty to properly care for the late star. "Randy Phillips and Dr. Murray are responsible for MJ rehearsal and attendance schedule," the email reportedly read.


Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos saw the emails as enough evidences for the Jacksons to move forward with their claim that AEG Live had negligently hired and supervised Murray when he served to care for MJ's health during the final preparations of his concert series. The judge also agreed that the company failed to properly investigate Murray before agreeing to pay him to care for MJ's physical well-being.


In a Monday hearing, the Jacksons' attorney said AEG Live should know better than hiring a doctor with debt problem because it could create a serious conflict between his duty to treat the client safely and his own financial issues.


"There is a triable issue of fact as to whether it was foreseeable that such a physician under strong financial pressure may compromise his Hippocratic Oath and do what was known by AEG Live's executives to be an unfortunate practice in the entertainment industry for financial gain," the judge concluded.


Besides accusing the concert promoter of negligence in hiring and supervising the former cardiologist, the Jackson family believes the company was responsible for the doctor's conduct and breached its duty to properly care for the late star, but the accusations were dismissed by judge.


Trial will start April 2. Dr. Conrad Murray who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after it's found that he provided the King of Pop with a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol is included in the witness list along with MJ's oldest son Prince. While the doctor didn't testify in his own involuntary manslaughter, AEG Live's co-CEO Gongaware did.


He testified in court that he served as a tour manager for MJ's "Dangerous" and "History" tours before joining AEG Live. The statement was used by judge to counter AEG Live's argument that they could not have foreseen the use of dangerous drugs on Jackson by Murray. The judge cited "Gongaware's general knowledge of the ethical issues surrounding 'tour doctors' and the practice of administering drugs to performing artists."


The Jackson family is seeking a judgment against AEG Live equal to the money Jackson would have earned over the course of his remaining lifetime if he had not died in 2009. If the family wins, the company can lose multi billion dollars, according to estimates of Jackson's income potential. AEG Live is a subsidiary of AEG, a global entertainment company that is now for sale with an $8 billion asking price.


http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00058386.html


AEG IS RESPONSIBLE, THEY ONLY SAW $$$$$$$$$$$$ AND DIDN'T GIVE A F@CK ABOUT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THE "KING" OF MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!

564 days ago
86.

HumanNature    

OHWELL


MAYBE, YOU SHOULD BE ON THE POST ABOUT WEEZY!!!!!


JUST SAYIN


KING OF MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON ALWAYS "RELEVANT"

564 days ago
87.

HumanNature    

OHWELL


MJ, THE KING OF MUSIC, IS ALWAYS RELEVANT TO "YOU"!!!!


LOL

564 days ago
88.

HumanNature    

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DUMB "QUACK" TESTIMONY!!!!


ROTFLMAO

564 days ago
89.

HumanNature    

"This doctor is extremely successful (we check everyone out) and does not need this gig so he is totally unbiased and ethical."


REALLY?????


RANDY PHILLIPS HIRE THAT DUMB "QUACK"!!!!!


I'M WONDERING IF RANDY PHILLIPS STILL BELIEVE THAT CONVICTED "QUACK" IS UNBIASED AND ETHICAL????


THE "QUACK" DID EXACTLY WHAT RANDY PHILLIPS WANTED HIM TO DO!!!!!!!!


TO KILL MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!


NOW, WHY WOULD AEG TAKE OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY AGAINST MICHAEL JACKSON FOR DRUG OVERDOSE??????


MURDER FOR HIRE + COVER UP!!!!


AEG IS RESPONSIBLE!!!!!!


MAKE THEM PAY, MRS. JACKSON

564 days ago
90.

HumanNature    

OHWELL


I LIKE IT WHEN YOU POST UNDER YOUR NAME!!!!!


COPY KAT!!!!!

564 days ago
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