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Joe Jackson

Wade Robson's Getting

PAID TO LIE

5/23/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Wade Robson
is getting paid big money to destroy Michael Jackson's reputation with child abuse allegations ... so says MJ's dad Joe Jackson.

Joe was at the airport in L.A. Wednesday when we asked about Wade's claims against the MJ estate -- that the singer sexually abused him as a child for years -- but Joe doesn't buy Wade's story for a second ... and he's not placing the blame entirely on Wade's shoulders either.

Joe's got his own conspiracy theory about who's REALLY behind Wade's allegations ... and whoever it is has a massive wallet.

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76.

chris    

GO JOE!!!! Gosh I never thought i would say that but he's finally coming around :p

454 days ago
77.

Pegasus    

latimes.com


Thursday, May 23, 2013

6:18 p.m. PDT

Michael Jackson trial: AEG email could bolster family's case


Michael Jackson in 2009 announcing his "This Is It" concerts in London.


By Jeff Gottlieb
May 23, 2013, 1:41 p.m.

An AEG executive sent an email shortly before Michael Jackson died, saying the firm had requested a meeting with his doctor “to remind him that it is AEG, not MJ who is paying his salary. We want him to understand what is expected of him."


The email was shown to the jury Thursday in the wrongful death suit filed by Jackson’s mother and children against Anschutz Entertainment Group, the promoter and producer of his ill-fated “This Is It” concert series in London.

A key issue in the lawsuit is who employed Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered Jackson the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol. The email appears to boost the Jackson family's case that Murray was employed by AEG and, therefore, his loyalty was to the firm. It was shown during the fourth day of testimony by Shawn Trell, AEG Live’s senior vice president and legal counsel.



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AEG says that Jackson hired Murray and that any payments it was supposed to give the doctor were advances to the singer.

But Trell testified Thursday that negotiations about Murray's contract were between the doctor and AEG and that neither Jackson nor his representatives saw the three or four drafts.

“You could have said Mr. Jackson, 'We believe something as personal as hiring a doctor, you should hire your own doctor with your own money,' " asked Brian Panish, one of the Jackson’s attorneys.

“Yes,” Trell replied.

Panish asked him if anything stopped the firm from telling Jackson to negotiate a deal with Murray and then advance him the money, as it had for production costs and to pay for the cost of Jackson’s mansion.

“Nothing,” Trell replied.

Murray was supposed to receive $150,000 a month, but AEG never paid him. Murray signed the contract the day before Jackson died in June 2009. Neither AEG nor the singer signed it.

454 days ago
78.

Pegasus    

Emails show concern for Jackson deterioration
Associated PressBy LINDA DEUTSCH | Associated Press – 1 hour 17 minutes ago..

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.FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. Emails displayed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, show that a lawyer for AEG Live LLC's parent company described Jackson as a "freak" in an email message on the same day the singer signed a multimillion dollar contract to perform a series of comeback concerts in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts …

.FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London, announcing plans to appear at the London O2 Arena in July. Emails displayed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, show that a lawyer for AEG Live LLC's parent company described Jackson as a "freak" in an email message on the same day the singer signed a multimillion dollar contract to perform a series of comeback concerts in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson is shown at a …


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to jurors Thursday in court.

"I have watched him deteriorate in front of my eyes over the last eight weeks," said John Hougdahl in an email to Randy Phillips dated June 19, 2009. Jackson died five days later.

"My laymen's degree tells me he needs a shrink to get mentally prepared to get on stage," said Hougdahl, "and then a trainer to get him in physical shape."

He reported on Jackson's rehearsal performances saying, "He used to do multiple 360... spins back in April. He'd fall on his ass if he tried now."

The email was presented by a lawyer for Katherine Jackson in her lawsuit against the entertainment giant's parent company, AEG Live LLC, for negligence in the hiring of Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of killing the pop superstar with an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.

Attorney Brian Panish presented several emails during questioning of AEG Live general counsel Shawn Trell. Trell's marathon four days of testimony ended only when Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos finally cut him off and excused Trell from the stand.

Trell, who specializes in contracts, provided details of Jackson's concert deal and identified a number of emails from people expressing concern about Jackson's health and ability to go forward with a plan for 50 concerts. One of the more famous emails from director Kenny Ortega described Jackson in his last days as "a lost boy."

The lawsuit says AEG pushed Jackson too hard despite signs that he was in poor health.

When Trell was questioned about the possibility of Jackson being pushed too hard, Katherine Jackson, the star's mother, seated in the front row, became tearful and was escorted from the courtroom by her daughter, Rebbie, who has accompanied her every day. Mrs. Jackson did not return for the rest of the day's court session.

Jessica Stebbins Bina, a trial defense lawyer for AEG, questioned Trell about witnesses who described Jackson as ill and emaciated in his last days.

"Did Mr. Jackson die of being too thin?" she asked.

"No," said Trell.

"Did Mr. Jackson to your understanding, die of being sick?" she asked.

"No," said Trell, confirming the star died of acute propofol intoxication.

Trell said he never heard of the drug until after Jackson's death and had no idea Murray was giving it to him.

Bina asked if AEG Live had ever provided medical supplies to Jackson or his doctor and Trell answered no.

He confirmed that Murray's contract with AEG was never signed and identified do***ents showing that Phillips objected to hiring the doctor for $150,000 a month, but "Michael insisted."

The trial was recessed until Tuesday when AEG executive Paul Gongaware is scheduled to testify.

454 days ago
79.

Miley Cyprus    

I have this mental image of you hardcore MJ supporters streaming Smooth Criminal and moonwalking all over your bedrooms, pausing every five minutes to reload this page...
You'll feel betrayed if you find out that he really did molest kids. Your idol who can do no wrong just because he's MJ. Remember, Wade was a hardcore fan, too. Think of the betrayal he feels...
If MJ had never become famous or made any music...and if he'd lived in any of your neighborhoods, having sleepovers with kids and cuddling & kissing their cheeks in public...then what?

454 days ago
80.

Kimbo    

Theo Fleury fights on for sexually abused kids

Desmond Devoy
123456789 PERTH - “You know me, I love a good fight.”
Those may be fighting words, but this battle won’t land hockey great Theo Fleury in the penalty box.

Fleury, the former captain of the Calgary Flames when they won the Stanley

Cup in 1989, and an Olympic gold medal winner, was at the Highway 7 Subway restaurant in Perth on Tuesday afternoon during the second-last stop on his inaugural Toronto to Ottawa “Victor Walk” a 10-day advocacy walk to raise awareness and advocate healing.

While hockey fans were in abundance at the stop, asking him to sign Flames memorabilia or copies of his tell-all autobiography, Fleury was joined at various points along his journey by fellow survivors.

“Having the courage to stop at the side of the road and tell us their stories,”

he said. “(It’s) people finding their voices...We believe that that initial reveal is where you get rid of shame and when you can get rid of shame on this subject, I think that starts you down that path of healing.”

The scrappy Fleury never pulled any punches on the ice, and he does not intend to play nice once he gets to Parliament Hill, and a reception with MPs.

“For them, it is more of a photo opportunity more than listening to me,” he said. He promised to advise the MPs to “take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth. That’s what you guys need to do” to listen and really understand the problem.

It is estimated that about one in three girls and one in fi ve boys will be molested before the age of 18, which Fleury estimates to be about 8 million Canadians.

“I wouldn’t be going to Ottawa if I didn’t have eight million votes in my back pocket,” Fleury said. “I’ll (Stephen) Harper around on his whole campaign,” to get the government to change the laws regarding prosecuting child sexual abuse cases.


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Anybody jumps in pre-judging Wade without learning about the facts of pedophilia and the child victims should be really ashamed of themselves. If you cannot even research and read up simple facts about child molestation, you don't have the ability to read and understand a court transcript and conclude that MJ was innocent.


SMH!!!!

454 days ago
81.

Kimbo    

LUZ
I hope Katherine wins that lawsuit and becomes the owner of AEG! This lawsuit will bring a lot of changes in the way artists are treated by the honchos! Again, Michael Jackson making a difference!


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Artists are treated terribly?


Right, haha, but still so many wannabes lining up to audition for American idol, the X factor, and so many Stars are touring under gun point and make only hundreds of millions a year!

Oh right, Janet Jackson was treated so badly and joined the billionaire's club.


Yeah, even JLo was treated so badly that she could only afford to buy a home of only over 10 millions lately, on top of funding a boy toy of 20 years junior!

Right, and lastly but not least, MJ was treated so badly by the music industry that after he paid a @25 million silent money bill to the Chandlers, he became so broke, he was unable to pay his bills and ended up with over $500 millions debt after he died. I bet all rabid fans of his are treated much better by their professions/industries that they would have much better credit limits!!!

LMFAO!!!!

454 days ago
82.

Kimbo    

SKINNYCOW
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Regards to this Article,
How appropriate that AEG would use those words when there is the Wade Robson thing going on, It's as if they are deliberately manipulating people to connect their words to the 1993 settlement.
*rolls eyes* There will always be people out there who can't think on their own and fall right into the hands of these kind of people. A shame because they will continue to be manipulated until they wake up, they are merely tools to be used to gain their advantage in the public Opinion. I have no pity to those people who are blind and naive and can't figure out what's going on.


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This is actually very funny considering it came from somebody who is being manipulated by some one who has died four years ago!!!!

Maybe she is too stupid to look for or feed on the pasture where she was born on, that's why she is skinny!!

453 days ago
83.

HumanNature    

THE "GRAVE ROBBER" IS A PAID "LIAR"!!!!!!


COURTESY FROM AEG!!!!!

453 days ago
84.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

Elvis-Elle Jackson is my twin sister. Michael Jackson is our Dad. Lisa Marie Presley is our Mom. My name is Elvis Jackson. We were born All Saints Day 1995. We turn 18 this year. Our real parents aborted us and we went straight to Heaven. God answered the prayers of millions, who wanted Mom and Dad to have kids. So, God made them our new parents. If you think God can't do this, bring ice. There's no ice water where you're going. We are sorry Grandma Jackson is suing and we apologize to Dr Murray.

453 days ago
85.

HumanNature    

I FIND IT STRANGE THAT THE "GRAVE ROBBER" ACCUSES MJ OF CHILD MOLESTATION AFTER HE IS DEAD!!!!!


WHERE'S HIS "PROOF"????


HE DON'T HAVE NONE!!!!!

453 days ago
86.

HumanNature    

THOSE "DAMNING" EMAILS FROM AEG KEEP POURING IN AT THE TRIAL!!!!!!


RESULTING IN AEG TO TAKE OUT A "DRUG OVERDOSE" INSURANCE POLICY!!!!!!!


YOU CAN ACCUSE MRS. JACKSON AND MJ3 FOR BEING "GREEDY"!!!!!


BUT WHAT ABOUT AEG??????


THOSE "DAMAGING" EMAILS FROM AEG!!!!!


THEY KNEW AND DID NOTHING!!!!!!


AEG WILL LOOSE "BIG TIME"!!!!!!!

453 days ago
87.

HumanNature    

YOU CAN SAY WHATEVER ABOUT PAPA JOE!!!!!!


HE'S RIGHT ON ABOUT THE "GRAVE ROBBER" BEING PAID BIG $$$$$$$$$$$ TO TARNISH MJ's REPUTATION!!!!!!!


AEG IS BEHIND THIS UNSAVORY "BS"!!!!!!!

453 days ago
88.

Jarvis    

For once in my life, I agree with old Joe!

453 days ago
89.

UnicornSoul    

The Truth Spoke Goddamit!!!!!!! Americans love to knock there heros down but this time it aint happening MJ is the president King trust Your hẻarts on this one folks CAUSE "This wont be the last time you hear or sée Michael Jackson again coz he ALIVE!!!!!! Danggit love you all The truth will lead you to the lightest of light Remember what i Said yall! Michael will come back 007 signing out

453 days ago
90.

Kimbo    

SKINNYCOW
20
Regards to this Article,
How appropriate that AEG would use those words when there is the Wade Robson thing going on, It's as if they are deliberately manipulating people to connect their words to the 1993 settlement.
*rolls eyes* There will always be people out there who can't think on their own and fall right into the hands of these kind of people. A shame because they will continue to be manipulated until they wake up, they are merely tools to be used to gain their advantage in the public Opinion. I have no pity to those people who are blind and naive and can't figure out what's going on.

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This is actually very funny considering it came from somebody who is being manipulated by some one who has died four years ago!!!!
Maybe she is too stupid to look for or feed on the pasture where she was born on, that's why she is skinny!!

453 days ago
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