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Debbie Rowe

Wade Robson's a

Publicity-Seeking Opportunist

5/16/2013 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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051613_debbie_rowe_audio_launch_v2Debbie Rowe doesn't believe for one minute that her ex-husband, Michael Jackson, molested Wade Robson, telling TMZ the latest accuser will not blemish the memory of MJ.

Rowe -- reacting to Robson's appearance on "Today" and the 2 legal claims he's filed in court, tells TMZ:

"I was angered that Wade Robson reversed his sworn testimony from court in 2005, and now claims to be a victim of sexual abuse."

Rowe goes on ... "His publicity-seeking attempt is opportunistic and just oozes falseness."

Robson claims Jackson molested him for 7 years -- between the ages of 7 and 14, although he squarely denied it when he took the stand as Jackson's star witness in the 2005 molestation trial.

Rowe tells us, "It will be quickly forgotten, and will do nothing, nothing to tarnish Michael's extraordinary legacy."

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76.

alliestp    

Hello, Pot...Kettle called. Debbie Rowe is the epitome of publicity hounds.

492 days ago
77.

Ginger    

Stay out of this Debbie. For your own good. Work on your relationship with your kids. You've struck gold there. They need you.

492 days ago
78.

halm12    

I bet if you look in Wade Robson's bank account you will see a deposit from someone associated with AEG. Now that Katherine Jackson is suing AEG for half a billion dollars, I'm sure AEG would rather pay Wade Robson maybe between 3 and 6 million dollars to discredit Michael, rather than half a billion to Katherine Jackson. They want to shake up Katherine Jackson so she will drop her lawsuit. AEG had told Katherine Jackson earlier that if she did not drop her lawsuit "it would get ugly." Don't you think the timing for this guy to come out and say this is a little suspicious?

492 days ago
79.

Jessica Shelton    

I've never, ever believed that MJ did the things he was accused of. While I do think MJ was incredibly weird, I think he was more misunderstood than anything else.

492 days ago
80.

Echo    

Yeah, not at all as innocent as selling your eggs for a horse ranch.

492 days ago
81.

Fred Farkel    

Shame on me but that woman needs to spruce herself up a bit...

492 days ago
82.

Detective. LaToya    

Shut up Piggie Rowe! You filled MJ will drugs, married him out of convenience - not love and then sold him your white kids for some millions and a horse ranch, how are you any better?

492 days ago
83.

Deanna    

He says he was scared to reveal everything at that court case, what a load of crap. This guy is in this totally for the publicity, and the money, I still am darn sure this idiot is the one that MJ did fire a ways back, I believe he was one of those ones who has to call the shots, and do what he wants and not as he is suppose to, and we all know that MJ was a perfectionist, especially when it came to his music, and the dancing, I have to look up a few things in the books I have on MJ, but I vaguely remember it. ONCE AGAIN, AND FOR ALL TIME MICHAEL IS INNOCENT,SO GET YOUR HANDS OUT OF A DEADMAN'S POCKETS SICKO.

491 days ago
84.

Deanna    

Hey Wally, right on, I like that. But this idiot is so full of crap, I never believed any of the bs about the abuse claims, and I don't now. Come on all you Michael Jackson fans, let's all get together, and back our KOP, this Wade so so character is full of himself, and probably some bogus crap someone gave him.

491 days ago
85.

Pegasus    

Michael Jackson manager's e-mails found, could be key in AEG trial

By Alan Duke, CNN

updated 10:29 PM EDT, Fri May 17, 2013


Michael Jackson's family is seeking billions in damages, equal to what the pop star might have earned had he lived.


Michael Jackson's family is seeking billions in damages, equal to what the pop star might have earned had he lived.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Frank DiLeo's laptop couldn't be found after Jackson's lawyers subpoenaed it
AEG's lawyers represented DiLeo's estate in the fight to stop the subpoena
Another lawyer kept a copy of the manager's e-mail file
Jackson lawyers argue AEG forced Michael Jackson to take DiLeo as his manager

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A cache of e-mails believed lost when Michael Jackson's last manager's laptop disappeared could become key evidence in the wrongful death trial against AEG Live.

Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother and three children don't know what they'll find in Frank DiLeo's e-mails, but they are hoping it will support their contention that DiLeo was beholden to the concert promoter and not to Jackson.

Jackson changed managers twice in the last three months of his life. In late March 2009, he hired Leonard Rowe -- one of his father's friends -- to replace Tohme Tohme, the manager who initially negotiated the deal with AEG for his "This Is It" tour.

Jackson lawyers argue that AEG Live forced Jackson to take DiLeo, who had worked for him off and on for decades, as his manager in May 2009 because they did not want to work with Rowe.

Their contention is part of their larger argument that AEG Live executives were liable for Jackson's death because they hired, retained or supervised Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

AEG counters that it was Jackson who chose and hired Murray, not them. AEG lawyers argue that Jackson was responsible for his own death and that drug addiction led to his bad decisions.

The coroner ruled his death, which came near the end of preparations for a series of comeback concerts, was caused by an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol that Murray was using to treat Jackson's insomnia.

AEG Live contends its executives had no way of knowing the doctor was using propofol in the privacy of Jackson's bedroom.

The Jacksons are seeking billions of dollars in damages, equal to what Michael Jackson might have earned if he had not died on June 25, 2009. The Los Angeles trial began three weeks ago and is expected to continue into July.

The lawsuit contends AEG Live ignored warning signs about Jackson's health in his last weeks, and instead of getting him help they pressured Jackson and Murray to have him at rehearsals. DiLeo would have been part of that pressure, they contend.

"Get him a bucket of chicken," DiLeo said on June 19, 2009, in reply to concerns about Jackson's weight loss, makeup artist Karen Faye testified last week. "It was such a cold response, it broke my heart," Faye said through tears.

The next day -- June 20, 2009 -- DiLeo left a voice mail on Murray's cell phone. "I'm sure you're aware he had an episode last night. He's sick. Today's Saturday. Tomorrow, I'm on my way back. I'm not going to continue my trip. I think you need to get a blood test on him. We got to see what he's doing?"

DiLeo's e-mails were recovered after what the judge called "a lot of red tape and kind of cloudiness," that included the AEG's lawyers also representing the estate of DiLeo, who died in 2011, in fighting the Jacksons' subpoena for them.

"Because (DiLeo's widow) didn't have litigation counsel, we're representing her for the limited purposes of responding to that subpoena," AEG's lead lawyer, Marvin Putnam, told the judge.

Soon after an Ohio court ordered DiLeo's estate to give his laptop and e-mails to the Jackson lawyers, the AEG lawyers -- in their other capacity representing the DiLeo estate -- reported that they could not locate the computer or e-mails.

Jackson lawyers, however, learned that the DiLeo estate's previous lawyer -- Pennsylvania lawyer David Regoli -- kept a copy of the e-mail files. For the past several weeks, however, the AEG lawyers argued he had no authority to provide them to the Jacksons' lawyers for use in the case against AEG.

But in a phone call to the court this week, Regoli said he advised DiLeo's widow, Linda DiLeo, that "in my opinion, it was a conflict" for AEG's lawyers -- from the Los Angeles firm O'Melveny and Myers -- to represent her in the matter.

"She said that she never signed anything with O'Melveny and Myers to authorize them to represent her, and as of this moment they are not representing her anymore," Regoli said.

Linda DiLeo then rehired Regoli, which allows him to send the e-mails on to the Jacksons -- after removing any that are personal or not relevant to the case.

"I think I can give the court my assurances that I'll go through the do***ents that I have and I'll go through the e-mails, and anything that is related to the subpoena, I would obviously turn over," Regoli said.

As for the missing laptop, there was a simple explanation. Linda DiLeo "had told me her daughter had given it to a friend who needed a computer," Regoli said. "It wasn't a very new computer."

While the Jackson lawyers wanted to explore how AEG's lawyers came to represent the DiLeo estate in Ohio, the judge declined exploring the matter.

"All we know right now they're not representing her, and that's enough for us," Judge Yvette Palazuelos said.

The trial's fourth week starts Monday morning with AEG's chief counsel, Shawn Trell, on the witness stand. Jackson lawyers are expected to grill him about the contract negotiations with Michael Jackson and Murray.

491 days ago
86.

Bella    

This guy wants MJ!s money and that's it. Please leave Michael to rest in peace and let his children live their lives without these leech suckers telling anymore lies about their dad. MJ was acquitted!! He donated millions to help the needy. He gave his childhood, and his life to give the world music that millions will always cherish.

491 days ago
87.

Tatami53    

Debbie Rowe? Gimme a break. She was happy to give up her children at 50k a pop, then years later suddenly wanted them back. Who the f**k is she to comment on Wade Robson?

491 days ago
88.

Pegasus    

National

Jury hears differing versions of Jackson’s health from defense witnesses in 3rd week of trial


(Joel Ryan, File/ Associated Press ) - File - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces at a press conference that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July 2009. Jurors hearing Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against AEG Live heard from a pair of defense witnesses who gave varying assessments of Jackson’s health as he rehearsed for the “This Is It” show. The testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom by choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne on May 13-14, 2013, was the only evidence in the trial’s third week that focused on the pop superstar.

(Joel Ryan, File/ Associated Press ) - File - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces at a press conference that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July 2009. Jurors hearing Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against AEG Live heard from a pair of defense witnesses who gave varying assessments of Jackson’s health as he rehearsed for the “This Is It” show. The testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom by choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne on May 13-14, 2013, was the only evidence in the trial’s third week that focused on the pop superstar.
(Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jurors hearing Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against AEG Live heard from a pair of defense witnesses who gave varying assessments of Jackson’s health as he rehearsed for the “This Is It” show. The testimony by choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne in a Los Angeles courtroom on May 13-14, 2013, was the only evidence in the trial’s third week that focused on the pop superstar.



By Associated Press,


Updated: Saturday, May 18, 9:15 AM

LOS ANGELES — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:

THE CASE

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Jackson’s mother wants a jury to determine that the promoter of Jackson’s planned comeback concerts didn’t properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, who a criminal jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson’s June 2009 death. AEG’s attorney says the case is about personal choice, namely Jackson’s decision to have Murray serve as his doctor and give him doses of a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid. Millions, possibly billions, of dollars are at stake.

WHAT HAPPENED

— Jurors heard from AEG Live’s first two witnesses, a pair of choreographers who worked on Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” shows. Stacy Walker told the panel she never saw any signs Jackson was impaired or ill during rehearsals. Her colleague Travis Payne, who rehearsed one-on-one with Jackson, acknowledged he couldn’t say how many times the pair actually rehearsed and said he was concerned the singer was under the influence of prescription medications in the weeks before his death.

— An AEG accounting executive testified about the budget for “This Is It,” which was planning on paying Murray up to $1.5 million for the first few months of the shows. The former cardiologist was never paid because Jackson died before signing his contract.

WHAT THE JURY SAW

— Payne shift from a composed, sometimes-smiling witness to one who fought back tears toward the end of his day-and-a-half of testimony. His devotion to Jackson was evident from his wardrobe, which included a black blazer with an emblem stitched onto each sleeve containing the letters “MJ” and golden wings.

— Lots of courthouse hallways and downtown Los Angeles. Friday’s session featured a four-hour lunch break due to witness availability issues. The trial’s third week featured only three days of live testimony and the jury was kept waiting or sent out of the room numerous times while attorneys argued legal issues.

QUOTABLE MOMENTS

— “Sometimes in rehearsal, Michael would appear just a little loopy,” Payne said of Jackson’s demeanor after visiting his longtime dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who is not a party to the case.

— “I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass away,” choreographer Stacy Walker said of Jackson. Walker testified for AEG and said she never saw signs Jackson was under the influence of medications or was ill.

OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

— A state attorney urged a court to reject an appeal by Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray, stating there were no legal errors by a trial judge and the physician’s own attorneys failed to raise issues at the appropriate time. Murray has shown no remorse for playing “Russian roulette” with Jackson’s life.

WHAT’S NEXT

— A corporate attorney for AEG Live will testify, reflecting a shift in the trial focus away from Jackson and toward a central issue in the case — whether Murray was hired by the concert promoter.

491 days ago
89.

Warren    

For those who think Wade doesn't need the money TMZ recently reported that he sold his condo for $800k. In LA that is not a lot of money.

491 days ago
90.

Pegasus    


Jury gets first glimpse of defense in Jackson case

May 18, 2013, 12:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:

THE CASE

Jackson's mother wants a jury to determine that the promoter of Jackson's planned comeback concerts didn't properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, who a criminal jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's June 2009 death. AEG's attorney says the case is about personal choice, namely Jackson's decision to have Murray serve as his doctor and give him doses of a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid. Millions, possibly billions, of dollars are at stake.

WHAT HAPPENED

— Jurors heard from AEG Live's first two witnesses, a pair of choreographers who worked on Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" shows. Stacy Walker told the panel she never saw any signs Jackson was impaired or ill during rehearsals. Her colleague Travis Payne, who rehearsed one-on-one with Jackson, acknowledged he couldn't say how many times the pair actually rehearsed and said he was concerned the singer was under the influence of prescription medications in the weeks before his death.

— An AEG accounting executive testified about the budget for "This Is It," which was planning on paying Murray up to $1.5 million for the first few months of the shows. The former cardiologist was never paid because Jackson died before signing his contract.

WHAT THE JURY SAW

— Payne shift from a composed, sometimes-smiling witness to one who fought back tears toward the end of his day-and-a-half of testimony. His devotion to Jackson was evident from his wardrobe, which included a black blazer with an emblem stitched onto each sleeve containing the letters "MJ" and golden wings.

— Lots of courthouse hallways and downtown Los Angeles. Friday's session featured a four-hour lunch break due to witness availability issues. The trial's third week featured only three days of live testimony and the jury was kept waiting or sent out of the room numerous times while attorneys argued legal issues.

QUOTABLE MOMENTS

— "Sometimes in rehearsal, Michael would appear just a little loopy," Payne said of Jackson's demeanor after visiting his longtime dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who is not a party to the case.

— "I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass away," choreographer Stacy Walker said of Jackson. Walker testified for AEG and said she never saw signs Jackson was under the influence of medications or was ill.

OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

— A state attorney urged a court to reject an appeal by Jackson's former doctor, Conrad Murray, stating there were no legal errors by a trial judge and the physician's own attorneys failed to raise issues at the appropriate time. Murray has shown no remorse for playing "Russian roulette" with Jackson's life.

WHAT'S NEXT

— A corporate attorney for AEG Live will testify, reflecting a shift in the trial focus away from Jackson and toward a central issue in the case — whether Murray was hired by the concert promoter.

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