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Conrad Murray

To Take the 5th

In Katherine Jackson Suit

3/17/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0221conrad_murraySounds a little weird, but Conrad Murray -- who has already been convicted and serving time for killing Michael Jackson -- will exercise his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in Katherine Jackson's lawsuit against AEG.

Michael's mom is suing AEG, claiming the company negligently hired and supervised Murray, which resulted in her son's death. Katherine has subpoenaed Murray to explain his arrangement with AEG.

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... Murray's lawyer, Valerie Wass, will file legal docs ... arguing she is appealing Murray's conviction, and if it's overturned it's likely he'd be re-tried. If that happens, what he says could still be used against him, so Wass wants Murray to keep his trap shut.

It's pretty crazy, since Murray has already served almost a year-and-a-half.  By the time his case is appealed, he'll probably be out.

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Murray was scheduled to be deposed on Monday, but that has now been canceled.

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31.

HumanNature    

MiMi


THEN HE WILL BE MAKING $$$$$ FROM OTHER DUMMIES LIKE "OhWell"!!!!!!


"A FOOL AND THEIR $$$$$$ WILL SOON PARTED"


LOL

501 days ago
32.

tdr9    

We need more news

501 days ago
33.

Luz    

Of course he's not going to talk! He would never testify against AEG! I always asked myself how this man who's supposedly broke, can afford so many appeals with all these expensive lawyers!

501 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

Sunday's Los Angeles Times reveals internal e-mails from "This Is It" promoter


"AEG will make a fortune" despite Jackson's death, promoter says in e-mail


"MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," AEG Live head writes on day of announcement


Randy Phillips calls Michael Jackson 'an emotionally paralyzed mess' in e-mail


http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/02/showbiz/michael-jackson-aeg

501 days ago
35.

HumanNature    

Luz


FOLLOW THE $$$$$$$$ = AEG


I HAVE BEEN SAYING THE SAME THING FOR YEARS!!!!!

501 days ago
36.

HumanNature    

WELL, WE KNOW THAT HARVEY/TMZ HAVE ALREADY PAID "INSTRUMENT" FOR THAT "DUMB AS DIRT" VOICE MAIL!!!!


THIS "QUACK" APPARENTLY HAVE A FETISH FOR RECORDING HIMSELF AND OTHERS!!!!!


HE'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE BUT HIS SENTENCE SHOULD BE MUCH "LONGER"!!!!!!

501 days ago
37.

tishMJfan    

story developing......#hmmmm

501 days ago
38.

Dose Of Reality    

Murray certainly had something to do with MJ's death, no doubt about that but here's a radical idea.....


Why couldn't MJ "just say no"?


Many say the drugs in his system were not physically addictive so you can't really say he was helpless to "say no". The fatal dose(s) that got him were not a one time thing, it went on and on for weeks. MJ held up Murray as a savior to "his own kids". Either MJ had a role in his own death or was too far gone to know otherwise. Don't lie to yourselves fans, MJ had anesthesia before. No one forced the "treatments" on MJ.

Why couldn't MJ "just say no"?

501 days ago
39.

Noicc    

You people are in a very small minority that wouldn't take 25 MILLION DOLLARS in exchange for no trial. (Trials would be hard on child too)
FACTS: The first boy described intricate details of MJ's penis. MJ admitted on camera he sleeps with boys. The house was riddled with porn and drugs. With that you can conclude he WAS NOT a man child. He was a MAN. He had no real relationships with women/men and hung out with 13 year old boys.
Pedos prey on the weak, like Jerry Sandusky. There was incredible amount of evidence against him. Just no smoking gun. Just like Casey Anthony. If he wasn't famous, 99999999.99% of people would say guilty. Because he came out with Thriller, it's 50%. YouTube search: Katt Williams Michael Jackson. Case closed.

501 days ago
40.

HumanNature    

AEG HAD AN CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR "ARTIST" WAS ABLE TO DO A CONCERT!!!!!


AEG "GREED" IS WHAT KILLED THE KING, MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!


AND THE "QUACK" DID THE DEED!!!!


WHY WOULD A COMPANY TAKE OUT A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY FOR "DRUG OVERDOSE" ON THEIR ARTIST UNLESS THEY ARE PLANNING TO KILL MJ AND CONSPIRE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE DIED FROM A "DRUG OVERDOSE"?????


THE "QUACK" PLANNING TO PLEA THE FIFTH ONLY RESONATE "MURDER FOR HIRE + COVER UP"!!!!!

501 days ago
41.

Pimpcessa    

When is this family going to get it thru their heads that Michael died because of HIS OWN ADDICTION? If it weren't for Murray, he would have found another way to get his fix. When does the junkie ever take responsibility?

501 days ago
42.

HumanNature    

HOW COME THE "QUACK" DID NOT SAY "NO"!!!


HE HAD AN "HIPPOCRATIC OATH" TO DO NO HARM!!!!


JUDGE PASTOR SAID IT BEAUTIFULLY


"Yikes! Talk about blaming the victim," he said. "Not only isn't there any remorse, there's umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent, without any, any indication of the slightest involvement in this case."


Pastor said that while he had considered the entire "book" of Murray's life, he also had "read the book of Michael Jackson's life."


"Regrettably, as far as Dr. Murray is concerned, the most significant chapter, as it relates to this case, is the chapter involving the treatment, or lack of treatment, of Michael Jackson."


Jackson died "not because of an isolated one-off occurrence or incident," Pastor said. "He died because of a totality of cir***stances which are directly attributable to Dr. Murray ... because of a series of decisions that Dr. Murray made."


Murray, he said, became involved in "a cycle of horrible medicine."


He cited Murray's "pattern of deceit and lies. That pattern was to assist Dr. Murray."


A tape recording of Jackson's slurred voice was Murray's "insurance policy," Pastor said. "It was designed to record his patient surreptitiously at that patient's most vulnerable point. I can't even imagine that happening to any of us because of the horrific violation of trust."


He said he wondered whether that tape would have been offered for sale, had Jackson not died and a rift had developed between the two in the future.

501 days ago
43.

Dose Of Reality    

Since one fan summed it up so well....


QUACKNature
AEG HAD AN CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR "ARTIST" WAS ABLE TO DO A CONCERT!!!!!
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No kidding. The artist has a responsibility to be able to perform and fulfil his responsibilities as well.
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QUACKNature
AEG "GREED" IS WHAT KILLED THE KING, MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!
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Greed? No, It was the drugs he allowed to go into his body.
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QUACKNature
WHY WOULD A COMPANY TAKE OUT A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY FOR "DRUG OVERDOSE" ON THEIR ARTIST UNLESS THEY ARE PLANNING TO KILL MJ AND CONSPIRE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE DIED FROM A "DRUG OVERDOSE"?????
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Because they saw the condition MJ was in and it seemed likely. It was probably not covered in the origional policy and they had to had to pay a higher rate for this provision. Drug overdose and suicide are not usually covered.
BTW All major tours take out policies on their "artists" to reduce the risks of loss if they cannot fulfil their obligations.
Most major companies do the same thing for high ranking board members and officers because if they die the company looses money. It is also common to take out policies on large contracts as well.
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QUACKNature
THE "QUACK" PLANNING TO PLEA THE FIFTH ONLY RESONATE "MURDER FOR HIRE + COVER UP"!!!!!
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Actually no. The fifth ammendment is plead so that they, and their testimony, don't further incriminate them. Basically it's so that he won't goof up and wind up having further charges placed against him or have to be in jail for the full sentence. Why risk it?


Stop looking for conspiracy theories and turning a blind eye to logic.

501 days ago
44.

Luz    

Kathy:
To me, Michael's family is trying to find some kind of peace doing all of this now. And I think it is their way of trying to rid their minds of guilt because they know they did not care enough about him while he was alive. I don't mean his children, I mean his parents and siblings. Just my opinion
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Kathy, I strongly disagree with you on this point. Say what you want, but the Jacksons are a very close knit family, and you can see it in Michael's hard times during the trials. Although they are a family of artists with engagements all over the world, they stopped what they were doing and were all there for him, not for publicity like many people think, but for unity and support.

Joe and Katherine are very fond of all their children. But Michael was very special for them, as well as for his brothers and sisters. Michael was the star of the family, in a loving way. And Michael protected his parents very much. I think that whole family looked up to him, that's why there was such a big chaos when he died.

In my opinion, considering Michael was over the legal age of 21, they cared enough by doing more than they were supposed to do. His mother showed up at his house unannounced several times and asked him if he was doing drugs, and Michael denied it. The children lived with him and they didn't know he was on drugs. His father and brothers broke through the gates of Neverland and threatened the guards, they were planning an intervention; but his circle of enablers blocked anyone who could tell him otherwise.

So, guilt? No, I don't think so. If anything they have regrets of not been stronger. But unless you have walked in their shoes, and you have tried to save a loved one from the paws of drugs, you don't know.
Michael knew he had a family, and a caring mother and father (see Joe's interview in YouTube).

Although I think Katherine's lawsuits are not frivolous, because she knows, and we know, there's an evil rat in Michael's death situation; for her it's a way of seeking truth and justice for her son. And don't expect her to stop!

I find it very odd that a doctor, who had knowledge and awareness of the consequences of his illegal actions, would walk away from this human being, and leave him unsupervised for 20 or 40 mins. to make frivolous calls. It's like that was the night things were planned to happen. And the tape from the security camera in the bedroom disappeared and nobody knows where it is? How convenient! And then he treated Michael's body like a joke while figuring out how to give him first aid. Wether it was an accident, plotted or assisted suicide, or however people want to put it, Murray had no business taking the life of a person. I always wondered where this guy (Murray), who's supposed to be broke, bankrupt; gets so much money to pay for such expensive lawyers! It's a pity Katherine dropped the lawsuit against Murray. It would have prevented any more wrongdoings from this callous person.

Katherine knows the truth, they said it from the beginning, Michael was killed. She's trying to bring to justice the people who did this to her son! What's wrong with that? And she loves Michael's kids, they are the only link she has to her son!

If anything, she's trying to tell Michael, wherever he is, he's not alone!

501 days ago
45.

HumanNature    

Dose Of DUMBNESS


ARE YOU AWARE THAT AEG KNEW THERE WAS A "PROBLEM"!!!!!

THOSE EMAILS PROVE THAT "GREEDY" AND MANIPULATIVE AEG KNEW THAT THEY WERE STANDING ON "SHAKY" GROUNDS!!!


ALONG WITH A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY FOR "DRUG OVERDOSE"!!!!


SOUND MORE LIKE A CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER AND COVER IT UP WITH "DRUG OVERDOSE"!!!!


YOUR "QUACK" IS STILL DUMB!!!!

501 days ago
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