Jackson family sues AEG for stars death
Michael Jackson’s family is suing AEG Live for the role they say AEG played in the stars untimely death. The Jacksons have accused AEG of ignoring the warning signs and allowing Dr Conrad Murray to care for Michael, despite the fact that he had a history of addiction problems. Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for administering the fatal dose of sedative that killed Michael and is currently still behind bars.
The wrongful death civil trial begins on Monday and is expected to last at least 3 months. The Jackson family state that both Dr Murray and AEG live, the world’s biggest concert promoters had a hand in the death of Michael and have hired top lawyer Brian Panish to represent them. Michael’s mother, Katherine is suing on behalf of the family and states that privately-held AEG, the promoters of Michael’s never-realised “This is It” tour showed extreme negligence when hiring Dr Murray.
Michael embarked on a tour with AEG at a time when he was drowning in debt and desperately seeking to rebuild his reputation as the world’s greatest performer. At 50 years of age it was perhaps at a time in his life when he should have rather been relaxing, taking it easy and enjoying recreational activities such as gaming at BookofRaspiel.de or playing with his 3 kids. Instead he embarked on a 50 date show regime and employed Dr Murray as his personal physician.
Katharine Jackson alleges that Michael’s addiction problems were well known and had been an ongoing issue for years. His drug addiction to Demerol, a powerful painkiller went as far back as 1984 when the star was badly burnt whilst filming a Pepsi commercial. His addiction was widely publicised and Panish, the family lawyer states that AEG Live would have been well aware of news reports. Michael died at home in Los Angeles following an overdose of surgical aesthetic Propofol and a cocktail of other sedatives that was supplied by the now incarcerated Dr Murray. Panish claims a simple background check would have revealed Dr Murray’s financial issues and the fact that he was actually a cardiologist, yet Michael had no heart problems.
The trial is set to be an emotional one and the outcome could once again make history, something Michael Jackson has been good at in both life and death.