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Michael Jackson

MJ's People Expose Big Stars as Drug Addicts

11/15/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's people have just thrown Britney Spears, George Michael, Van Halen, Aerosmith and other big names under a big tour bus, because MJ's people have just labeled them hard-core drug abusers just to make a point in a lawsuit.

Here's the deal.  Lloyds of London has refused to pay  benefits under an insurance policy that AEG took out in case MJ was not able perform for the "This Is It" tour.  Lloyds rejected the claim on grounds Michael and AEG defrauded the company by failing to fess up that MJ was a drug abuser.

Now the bus.  The Michael Jackson Company (MJC) sued Lloyds, demanding payment.  MJC claims in public documents -- obtained by TMZ -- that a number of artists, including Britney, George, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Kings of Leon, AC/DC, Johnny Hallyday and Whitney Houston all were known drug addicts and all of them applied for similar insurance to Lloyds.

MJC wants to see how the other rock stars were treated to determine if Michael is being singled out unfairly.

Short story -- to make their case, they're going to tar and feather every other rock star and act in sight.


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Looks like most people don't read or have reading comprehension problems. So far, any Jacksons are mentioned. Only says MJC, which are lawyers who handle the Estate. Now, the way I interpret, it's either MJC sues Lloyd's for payment or Lloyd's will sue MJC and AEG for fraud.

339 days ago

Buddy The Elf    

Who are Mike's people suing this week?
How pathetic.

339 days ago


Duh... DLR is the first to admit while in Van Halen he drank and did drugs. Steven Tyler & Joe Perry are admitted drug addicts.

339 days ago


Sooner or later the family will go after the kids, since the kids aren't biologically Jackson's.

339 days ago

Wow ...    

Although I do not agree with them throwing others under the bus, truth is, one is fair for another clearly has to be fair for all - including MJ. Insurance companies love taking the money, but they don't like to pay out when a claim is filed and will do whatever they can to get out of it.

339 days ago

Ruby Testarossa    

"MJC wants to see how the other rock stars were treated to determine if Michael is being singled out unfairly."
Since none of the people MJC listed has died, it is impossible to compare their treatment regarding their life insurance policy to that of Michael Jackson.

339 days ago


What a money grubbing family!!! If this was happening to them they would sue for defamation. Hope the mentioned stars sue this pathetic lot!!!

339 days ago


No way! You mean to tell me that rock stars take drugs? Next you'll be telling me the earth isn't flat...

339 days ago


The JAcksons and especially the mother are nothing but greedy people. MOney grubbing users who only want those kids for the money they can get from the estate. The mother sat back all those years as her husbnad beat and molested his kids. SHe cheated them out of childhoods and they are all ****ed up because she did nothing to protect her kids but her greedyb hands are out for MJ's money. Dead or alive that is what Mike was to all of them a mea ticket, They are one of the reasons MJ was broke. He had to support the whole gang of freeloaders. Janet slapped his daughter and called her vile names after sjhe and her siblings kidnapped Katherine to try to get money from her, One used her to get money fron theestate by getting to be a care taker of the kids. They are sure happy money hungr dogs and the court better start protecting thise kids money. They do not need a masion to kive in si the others moooches can move in and be supported by THIER money. The mother is senile and the others would kill those kids for a few bucks,

339 days ago

Aubrey Powell    

Please leave Kings of Leon out of the bull**** stories. Everyone in the industry uses. These are good Ol boys who like to have a great time. I had to stand up for Kings of Leon bc they get labeled w commerical artists just bc they are actually COOL! Leave these boys alone bc at least they are playing great music.

339 days ago

Tina Loves MJ    

I am an MJ fan and I know about all the stories told about him and I don't care which ones are true or false, but what I know is that once you're famous in that scary level, all of the depressions and frustrations and all the greediness will one day destroy you no matter if you're Michael Jackson or anybody else. This is what happened to all of the celebs and MJ is the most noticed one, because he's the King Of Pop and well... it's heartbreaking to see that from a big person like him. Now well done arguing. instead, try to learn a lesson from their lives and don't repeat their mistakes.

339 days ago


First off, this isn't MJ's family suing the insurance company. This is AEG, the company that financed his "This is it" tour. AEG is a very large entertainment company, and they did what they would do with any artist who's tour they were financing, they insured the artist so in case anything happens to the artist and the tour had to be cancelled they would get what they have spent back. Repeat this is not his family, and this is a normal business procedure in the entertainment industry.

Secondly they aren't throwing anybody under the bus. By using these other artists' names in the lawsuit, they are showing that the insurance company had a pattern of paying out claims despite knowing that the artist was a drug user. It is a normal legal strategy and is what they would have to do to show that the insurance compnay should pay the claim.

339 days ago

La Jueda    

the difference is that I believe the drug use by the other bands was public knowledge, nobody had a clue how bad off Micheal was until he died.

339 days ago


comparing smoking a joint or even doing lines is NOTHING compared to having ILLEGAL access to IV drugs that are ONLY to be used in a hospital setting. Dr. (he DOES NOT deserve that title) Murray BROKE THE LAW every damn time he gave Micheal those drugs. Also if his family was sooo worried about Micheal, WHY THE HELL didn't ANY family member at least TRY to get him off the drugs??? Cause they didn't AND STLL DON'T give a F@$k about anything or anyone but the $$$$$$$$ they get!!!I

339 days ago


WHAT?!?! How DARE they say such things about Whitney! She was an angel! She never touched a drug in her life.

339 days ago
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