Jackson’s Mom Blames Concert Promoter for Son’s Death
Saying that AEG Live failed to provide the necessary medical equipment to ensure Michael Jackson‘s safety while preparing for what could have been his comeback concerts, Katherine Jackson filed a suit on Wednesday against the concert promoter in yet another twist to the celebrated case.
The suit, which was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims that AEG Live had promised to provide Jackson with life-saving equipment and a doctor to help him prepare for the planned concerts. However, the promises were allegedly not fulfilled. “AEG’s representations to Jackson were false because in reality AEG was merely doing whatever it took to make sure that Michael Jackson could make it to rehearsals and shows and AEG did not provide a doctor who was truly looking out for Jackson’s well-being and did not provide equipment,” the suit claims.
AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips said the contract was not binding because Jackson died before the deal could be finalized. Phillips had said that Dr. Conrad Murray was supposed to have been paid $150,000 as Jackson’s personal physician had the deal been completed.
Murray, who was with Jackson when he died on June 25, 2009, is facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the King of Pop’s death.