If you haven’t heard by now, as of yesterday, the Jackson Family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Michael’s concert promoters, AEG. A tweet from Randy Jackson broke the news and tipped off the world to an expected decision of the family.
Yesterday, Katharine Jackson, Michael’s mother, filed a lawsuit against AEG Live, the concert promoter of This Is It. CNN is reporting that the reason’s behind the lawsuit involved reckless endangerment of Michael’s life by hiring “Dr.” Conrad Murray (Murder), and that AEG forced Michael into training and performing 50 concert dates despite poor health.
The suit claims because Murder was hired and directed by AEG, the company was responsible for the health of Michael. Evidence as provided by the suit state AEG threatened that if Michael were to miss any rehearsals they would “pull the plug” on the show. The suit also says AEG put Murder responsible for getting Michael to all rehearsals and shows at whatever costs.
“Indeed, AEG demanded and required that Michael Jackson be treated by this particular doctor to ensure that Michael Jackson would attend all rehearsals and shows on the tour,” the suit said.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a hot topic unless AEG had something to say about the lawsuit. Lawyers for AEG are claiming the lawsuit is “inaccurate, unsubstantiated, and meritless” based on the fact that Michael handpicked Murray. It refute of that, the suit against AEG says AEG didn’t bother to check the credentials of Murder, therefore implying the responsibilty was all on Michael.
Further details have yet to be released at this time, and for that reason, I leave you with this quote from Randy Jackson in my effort to not clout your judgements and for you to draw your own conclusions.
“Last year I promised that I would not rest until the truth is exposed about what happened to my brothers passing. May he rest in peace. I am doing my best to keep that promise. My family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG. Please understand its not over, we have a long way to go. There is more to come. We are just getting started.”
– Randy Jackson via Twitter.