Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of “acute proposal intoxication.” According to court documents, Mrs. Jackson and each of Michael Jackson’s three children, are seeking over 50 million dollars in general damages. They are also seeking an additional 10 million in special damages, including loss of potential earnings by Michael Jackson.
The Jackson family believes that AEG is responsible for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to supervise Michael Jackson’s medical care. Dr. Murray is not named in the lawsuit, although he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and is presently serving a four year prison sentence for illegally administering the anesthetic Propofol to the star.
The Jackson family contends that that the media giant was only concerned with the millions of dollars they stood to make from the “This is it” concert tour. They ignored numerous red flags concerning the care that Dr. Murray was giving to Mr. Jackson.
In a statement to CNN, AEG says that they were not involved in the daily care that Dr. Murray was giving to Michael Jackson because of doctor patient confidentiality. They state that Dr. Conrad Murray was not an employee of AEG, but was chosen by Michael Jackson to be the icon’s personal physician. They intend to prove that Michael Jackson was addicted to drugs and ultimately responsible for his own death.