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Jackson Family Suing Mad, Blames AEG For Michael's Death

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We can't believe this is still going on!

The Jackson family is suing AEG because they believe that the company is responsible for Michael's death.

The lawsuit claims that AEG, president and CEO Tim Leiweke, Anschutz Entertainment and several other entities are responsible for the premature death because Michael's contract with the company for the planned This Is It tour created a legal duty to keep him healthy.

The lawsuit alleges:

"By the nature of their contractual, joint-venture, and special relationship, AEG had legal duties to Michael Jackson to treat him safely and to not put him in harms' way. But AEG, despite its knowledge of Michael Jackson's physical condition, breached those duties by putting its desire for massive profits from the tour over the health and safety of Michael Jackson."

The Jacksons believe that AEG was negligent in insisting that Michael use Dr. Conrad Murray and drop his own doctor.

Brian Panish at Panish Shea Boyle is repping the family. He gave the following statement:

"The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all."

They are suing for breach of contract, negligent hiring, training and supervision, fraud and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

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27 comments to “Jackson Family Suing Mad, Blames AEG For Michael's Death”

  1. 1

    No one but MJ is responsible for MJ's death. The Jacksons need to shut the fuck up.

  2. 2

    Re: Poindexter-X – No, you need to shut the fuck up. MJ was murdered, stupid. All that "he was a drug addict" shit is a lie. MJ needed drugs to sleep, but he wasn't taking all those drugs. It's an attempt to smear MJ's reputation….but again, they failed. I say get all their asses in throw them in jail!!! R.I..P MJ , I love you sooo much and I know you were murdered because of your message:(

  3. 3

    the jacksons are the sickest family around… they all have blood on their hands from exploiting their son since he was a child and nwo they want to exploit his death…disgusting people

  4. 4

    Ummm….I thought MJ chose Dr. Murray? He met him while he was living in Vegas (probably chose him because he could bribe him to give him any drugs he wanted).

  5. 5

    Fuck this child molester and his family of cockroaches.

  6. 6

    What happened to MJ? He was a drug addict who overdosed. End of story. Nobody forced him to take the drugs. He was also surrounded by enablers. People who insist he was healthy have a very warped sense of what is healthy.

  7. 7

    Re: Poindexter-X – Couldn't agree with you more!!

    And to MJfanatic - Grow up you delusional fool!

  8. 8

    It's a sad thing, but I'm with Poindexter-X. Why so sue-crazy…MJ is accountable for his own actions and no one needs the type of drugs he took to sleep. No, the doctors should not have given him the meds (and they need to be held accountable too), but he also should have known better. Suing AEG is a stretch - remember, but move forward - this lawsuit won't bring him back.

  9. 9

    These people are ridiculous! Someone needs to sit down wit Mom, Pops and allll the siblings, etc. and spell it out. Michael had a responsibility to himself. That is the first thing they need to remember.

    I liked his music, but honestly, when he was alive he was in debt up the wazoo. He was bankrupt. Now, lucky for them, his estate is worth millions again. Katherine is in her 80's. All that money he left her is going to be divided up when she dies. His siblings are probably already hitting Moms up for loans. Good thing Michael's kids' money is kept separate.

    These people are just grabbing headlines and grubbing for more money. I would bet you a dollar to a donut that Joe Jackson and a couple of Michael's brothers are behind this. And they've been working on Katherine, too. It is all bullshit.

  10. 10

    Re: tonybotz – I totally agree!

  11. 11

    Its the Jacksons greed and desperate love of money that ultimately killed him…..they need to let all of this "rest in peace" if only for the sake of his children…….

  12. 12

    Actually it's the Mother and three kids suing…I was thinking, "Give it up Joe…". I'm not really sure they can get a court date with those charges…

  13. 13

    What, is Michael 3 years old? He was a grown man making stupid decisions. Who the hell told stupid mom to do this? Mom should be sued right back for bringing this lawsuit!

  14. 14

    I loved Micheal but how much money does this family need?

  15. 15

    This is going to keep going on until all those responsible are finallly brought to justice, Perez. Good for the family! AEG, at any cost necessary wanted to make sure that their "money machine" was going to be perfect to do those concerts. They knew Michael had a problem with sleeping and knew what it would take for him to get enough rest to perform, so they went out and hired a "doctor" who would also do anything, at any cost for them as long as he got a big paycheck. It was in the contract, that if they were to have Murray doing what he was doing (which was give Michael dangerous meds. that were supposed to be given in a hospital setting mind you) that they would have the proper equipment in case something was to go wrong. They did not provide that equipment and the equiptment that was there was not sufficient. For example, How can you have an oxygen tank in the room that doesn't have any damn oxygen? AEG hired an incompetent "doctor" who would do anything they asked of him to do because he was getting paid. He didn't give a damn about the oath he took because the paycheck was more important to him. Michael believed that he was in good hands because after all, when you go to your doctor, you don't actually believe that you are going to pass away at the hands of them do you? He put his trust in AEG and in Murray and they failed him.

  16. 16

    And also, what person in their right mind would call up a child to witness their parent dying or in Michael's case already gone? Especially a doctor. Murray was so panicked after leaving his patient to die, he did the unthinkable by calling up his son as if he could help. WTF!! Prince is going to have to remember seeing his FATHER like that for the rest of his life because Murray didn't have enough balls to fess up to his mistake so he has Michael's son come to the scene of the crime to more then likely make it look like he was doing all that he could to bring him back to life. Instead of being on the phone talking to his accomplices and planning his next move, he should have been dialing 911 to get some real professionals there to help his patient.

  17. 17

    You people steady talking about it was Michael's fault that he died needs to seriously give it a rest. If we were talking about any other person/celebrity in this same situation, no one would be blaming that person and that is the cold hearted truth. Yes, Michael knew that the meds. he was given was dangerous but I'm sure all the rest of you know that alot of the meds. you take on a daily basis are dangerous but that is the choice we make everyday, sometimes without even a second thought. The WARNING labels and signs of what can happen to us are always there but we do what we have to do. If this was a 19yr old man in the same position as Michael, we would have blamed the doctor and rightfully so because that doctor is the one who took that oath not that 19yr old. Michael wasn't asking for eternal rest he just wanted a couple hours of sleep and then he wanted to wake up and be with his children like the rest of us.

  18. 18

    Don't look at a human mistake that Michael made over 20 years ago and then try to label him as such in 2009 because that was not the case. Was his method of getting rest dangerous? Yes, it was. But that in no way means he was trying to kill himself and should be labled as the one who committed his own demise. I can go get in my car right now and get in a car accident and die. Will me dying be my fault because I knew driving is one of the most dangerous things I can do? Yet I choose to drive anyway? Give me a break.. Like others have said, if this was your father, mother or any other loved one of yours would you be blaming them in this situation? I highly doubt it. The Jackson's have every right to seek out the justice for their loved one. Murray and ANY other person who had a hand in Michael's passing should be held accountable for their actions. Stop painting Michael as this greater than life superstar who would go to extreme measures to get what he wanted and instead look at him for what he really was and that was simply a patient.

  19. 19

    Re: gimlet123 – What happened to MJ? He was a drug addict who overdosed. End of story.

    the autopsy report says otherwise… he was not a drug addict, the only drugs found in him were the ones given to him by Dr, Murray.
    ALL his organs were healthy, had he been a drug addict they would have been damaged.
    Dr, Murray and goodness knows who else is responsible for Michaels death. End of story!!

  20. 20

    Re: Irvinegirl – If a person's death is the result of negligence due to another person/persons actions, you have a right and are entitled to file a suit against those you feel are responsible.
    it dosnt matter if the person involved is rich or poor, Mrs Jackson has every right to seek justice for her son! the son she loved very much and the son who loved her very much too. she is not a gold digger!

    If what happened to Michael happened to another celebrity, and the mother of the celebrity sued who they thought was responsible, no-one would call her a gold digger, everyone would see a mother trying to get justice for her beloved son, Katherine Jackson is no different!

  21. 21

    i am behind Mrs Jackson 100%!
    she lost her son, she has every right to sue!
    she dosnt need anyones money, this is about justice for her son!
    people sue ALL the time, every second of everyday!!
    people sue for slipping over in a supermarket,
    people sue for tripping over an uneven path,
    people sue for falling off their bikes down a bumpy road!
    So excuse Kathrine Jackson for sueing because her son was killed!!!
    people really need to leave this women alone!!

  22. 22

  23. 23

    Re: MJ fan59 – Murray and ANY other person who had a hand in Michael's passing should be held accountable for their actions

    Exactly! and why people think Katherine and the other Jacksons are just going to roll over and let this be is beyond me!
    as sad as it is, i cant wait untill the truth about what happened to Michael comes out. ;)

  24. 24

    Good for the jacksons, bless them.

  25. 25

    I read that MJ was addicted to prescription drugs a long time before he actually died. I also read that his family, namely Janet and Randy (the ones with their OWN money) had staged interventions. So to turn around and blame a company (one who did not hire the doctor) and demand money to compensate for an ADULT's death sounds like nothing more tham pure greed. MJ died of a drug overdose. Was Dr Murray incompetent? Possibly. Did AEG hire him? No, Michael did. Did Michael know the concequences of taking drugs? As a 50yr old man you would have to assume so.

  26. 26

    Re: amandajf1984 – Michael did not die from precription drugs, whatever addiction he may have had in the past played no role in his death. You cannot get ptropfol unless you are a medical professional, if murray did egt it michael would have no accessto it. Michael did not need it and murray should not have administered it to him especially without the proper equipment.

    AEG seems shady to me, they want the cleanse themselves from any wron doing, they're a business and did not care about michael's health.

    whether you are 10 years old or 50 you can be taken advantage of and katherine ahs a right to know what happened to her son.

  27. 27

    ha ha ha murdered????? ha haha how about junkied?????? Hire a Dr. to put you to sleep - sounds like a SPOILED drug addict. Then he shot himself up to get going later, or did meth. Big fucking, dead, drug addict, pedophile, you get nothing but laughter out of me!!!!! That is stupid that is ignorant; i loves the chilren!