June 30, 2011

ROGER FRIEDMAN LIES ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON

Mr. Roger Friedman,

From the way you responded to Ms Ffrench, it seemed as if our voices fell on deaf ears. I read your article from the first line to the last. I cordially request that you peruse mine. 
 
It’s natural for a dog to bark at the moon but if the moon barks back, the dog becomes famous. Michael Jackson’s representatives on his behalf may have barked at you one
too many times that conditioned you to deliberately distort facts in an attempt to garner attention and ratings, also to rewrite history on behalf of your “sources”.

What else would posses you to write such a vile, scurrilous, unsubstantiated and colorful fiction on the second year death anniversary of “The Greatest Artist of All Time”?
Mr. Jackson left behind a superb legacy, you had a vast arsenal of material. Yet you couldn’t bring yourself to pen couple of lines of tribute words, at least highlighting his artistic and philanthropic legacy. On the contrary, you slandered a dead man who is not here to defend himself. This is a new low for you!  And before we can bounce back from our dismay, you posted a related article, affronting your readers who put you on the map. Bluntly put, who is Roger Friedman if it isn’t for his posts about Michael Jackson?
Now that he is dead, you hound Lady Gaga, hoping to steal a speck of her shining light.

How would you feel if we insulted YOUR loved one on the anniversary of his/her death? You published an incendiary commentary so you shouldn't bemoan about the flames.

The fans weren’t “crazy fan-anatics” until they called you out. What course in journalism thought you to offend your readers? Did you even take courses or are you just the go-to guy for “sources” because you have a poisonous pen & a press badge for sale? You are a middleman bottom feeder who gives platform to anonymous bottom feeders.

“….. weird phenomenon of fandom but worse with Jackson, it’s extraordinary”

We are saddened that you boxed a 30million plus worldwide community with a fringe element. Yes, we are passionate about protecting Michael, if it is a fault, we wear it as
a badge of honor! We are protective of him because, as you will agree, he was an extraordinarily gentle person who exercised admirable restraints to his adversaries. And to state the obvious, he doesn’t have a family to stand up for him. So WE stick up for him out of genuine care. That is trait to be admired, not to be trivialized. The real credit goes to Michael Jackson who inspires a legion of worldwide people to stand up for him. 

Facts never seem to matter to these fans”  

This is Roger Friedman calling the pot biased. When have facts every mattered to you? How many times have you called Mr. Jackson’s representatives to corroborate claims by “sources”?  Aren’t you predisposed to always giving credence to “sources” over Michael Jackson? What a comical irony is that in the very article you question our ability to recognize truth, you published a Raymone Bain email in which she lambasted YOU of printing lies about her and Michael Jackson.



What you are reporting….. is a damned lie…
You know it.  I’ve had enough of this…

“…blaring headline of yours which read
‘Michael Jackson Will Lose His Catalog in 2008’ proved inaccurate…including your facts and
the numbers you arbitrarily threw over the years”

“You reporting it, knowing it’s a damned lie”


"Back in 2005, I wrote that another longtime Jackson associate, Frank Dileo, had visited Michael at Neverland during his child molestation trial. He found a set up in Michael’s bedroom of an IV. DiLeo told me at the time it was clear that something was being administered to Jackson"

Thank you for inadvertently informing us that whilst he was trying to slime his way back into Michael’s good grace, Dileo was feeding a gossip columnist! This the very reason Michael Jackson sacked Frank Dileo in 1988.

Boy, did Dileo call it or what?
Dileo, Weitzman & Branca


“What comes around goes around. It’s called Karma. I hope Michael understands what that means. If he doesn’t now, one day he will”
~Frank Dileo, 1988, after he got fired





WOW! All in one article, too. I have NEVER read so much garbage.” wrote one of your readers. Since you are the messiah of “truth”, let’s examine your facts, shall we?

“He administered propofol to Michael, something the singer had done before, many times. He started using the anesthesia to ‘sleep’ on his Dangerous tour in 1996 and never stopped”

Mr. Friedman, can we agree on the premise that in considering the veracity of your claims, it is important for you to at least be accurate in known, basic facts?

I don’t know whose 1996 Dangerous Tour you refer to but Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Tour ended 1993. I presume you meant the parrot a claim that in African leg of HIStory Tour (5 concerts total), Michael allegedly had Neil Ratner give him Propofol.

Liver with Cirrhosis                             Unremarkable (healthy) liver


Cirrhosis is when healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly. Fatty liver, drug and alcohol abuse lead to cirrhosis.

The milky white substance in a Propofol bottle is NOT all drug. Regardless of the size
of the Propofol bottle (25ml, 50ml or 100ml), the drug concentration is only %1 Propofol. The rest is soybean oil , glycerol, sodium hyroxide and purified egg. So Propofol has high fat content due to oil and egg. Prolonged Propofol abuse would have caused fatty liver, eventually cirrhosis of Michael's liver. His liver was “unremarkable”- HEALTHY!

As far as diffusing falsified media lies about Neil Rather allegedly administering Propofol.
Maureen Orth reported in 2004 Vanity Fair that Michael's former employee, Myung-Ho Lee told her that Michael hired Dr. Neil Ratner in 1999 TO DETOX Michael from Demerol and Morphine, not to give him Propofol.

Your contention that “he never stopped” is appalling. If Mr. Jackson had someone to administer Propofol to him or he “injected himself” as you claim, why would he need a Conrad Murray? Michael Jackson's autopsy showed no indication of drug or alcohol abuse. The only drugs found in Michael's body were the ones administered by Conrad Murray THAT MORNING. Not even drugs prescribed by Kline and Mertzger were found. Incidental findings of the autopsy were enlarged prostate, Vitilago, polyp of the colon (common in everyone, google it), inflammation & scarring of lungs and some arthritis, notably in spine. “The inflammation and scarring of the lungs” were due to lupus.



Purported prior usage of Propofol is IRRELEVANT to the Conrad Murray Trial. Michael didn’t die under another doctor’s care, he died under Murray’s care!
He didn’t die due to cumulative effects of some drug addiction. Michael died because of direct actions and inactions of Conrad Murray on that very morning.

The autopsy report already refuted claims of prolonged use of drugs by Michael. Media deludes itself into thinking that the repetition of falsehood will change scientific facts.

“It doesn’t matter how many times Michael had propofol from different doctors...”

I hope you didn’t strain your brain, coming up with this subtle yet cunning innuendo. Substantiate your claim about the administration of Propofol by one doctor first before making a leap to administration by multiple doctors.

“In the end, Dr. Murray was giving it to him and didn’t do it properly”

And what did your thorough corroboration with medical professionals reveal to be recommended guidelines for Murray to have been doing “it properly”?

“Dr” Murray treated insomnia with a surgical anesthesia. “Dr” Murray turned a home setting into a hospital setting with his little finger monitor and empty oxygen tank. “Dr” Murray invented medical equipment in the form of a saline bag holding a propofol bottle, free dripping into his patient without an infusion pump so he may use his valuable time
to text his future baby mamas. There was no way “Dr” Murray could have done
“it properly” even if he had TWO of each medical equipment he needed.

                               
A layperson will think, after reading your article that Murray prescribing, buying, transporting across States and administering Propofol was proper and in accordance with the Hippocratic Oath but his mere method was what was improper. It is your journalistic responsibility not to perpetuate misinformation amongst unsuspecting public.

Conrad Murray is someone California Medical Board referred to as “danger to public”. Medical professional after medical professional testified during the Preliminary hearing that the treatment he provided was substandard and unacceptable. This “doctor” as you undeservingly refer to as, opted to hide evidence that would implicate him than to try to save his patient in a small window of opportunity where there was a chance. How would you feel if you were the patient lying there unable to breathe, and instead of providing you the much needed oxygen, your doctor leaves you there dying while he hides evidence?

Oh, never mind, you can’t feel anything because you would be dead!


                        

Mr. Friedman, it is because of journalists like you that fans assumed the responsibility
to report uncontaminated truth. My drive in reporting and seeking justice lingers beyond Michael Jackson. If this injustice can happen to the “most famous person in the world” then John and Jane Doe's don’t stand a chance. One day, you might find yourself or
a loved one on the receiving end. You are so blinded in your thinly veiled animosity against Michael Jackson that you are aiding someone that could potentially harm or take the life of another fellow human being. I invite you to consider the bigger picture. 

FRANK CASCIO BOOK "Michael: My Friend"

“With books coming soon by Frank Cascio (who actually knew Jackson and what was going on) to [sic] siblings Jermaine and La Toya –who knew very little, especially in the last five years –we’re going to see the fan-atics really agitated.”

Books? How many books Cascio will publish in the name of cashing in on the death of his “friend”? Cascio Family remained close to Michael 25 + years due of your their discretion. Had they broken Michael’s confidentiality while he was alive, they knew that he would have severed ties. Cascios stated that Michael craved normalcy and privacy. What part of Michael’s privacy does this book fit into? Why didn’t Frank Cascio publish this book when Michael was alive? It wasn't okay then, it's not okay now!

I realize that the deliberate timing to announce Cascio’s book was aimed to create hype
to boost book sales but it was a colossal miscalculation that will backfire.

“Michael Jackson's great flaw is that he is easily swayed by conmen and charlatans. He is vulnerable to all kind of come ons” ~Roger Friedman

                                        

Vultures exploiting their connection to Michael Jackson always contend that they were Michael's “friend” If Michael Jackson had a true friend, he would have been alive!

Whilst I agree that Jermaine and Latoya weren’t part of Michael’s life since 2005,
their mother, Katherine was. Jermaine and Latoya have the benefit of their mother’s account. I would rather read the second-hand account of Michael Jackson’s life from Jermaine and Latoya than to read the first-hand account by Frank Cascio –a charlatan who opted to jump on the gravy train to profit from his "friend"’s death.


"Hustlers, gypsies, tramps and thieves sneak around the Jackson saga
                        to see if there is any money for them" ~Roger Friedman

Frank Cascio didn’t exhibit any integrity while he tainted an artist’s musical legacy by releasing phony vocals…which is, by the way, the very reason fans “hurt the sales”
of an album titled “Michael” which was NOT Michael Jackson’s album. We are Michael Jackson fans; we appreciate HIS art, not Michael Jackson impersonators’. The exploiters should make a note of the power of  “crazy fan-atics” as you affectionately referred to us as. We can make or break & we intend to “hurt the sales” of Frank Cascio book,
especially if it involves…as you pre-indicated…speculation of prior Propofol use. 

It WAS a spider Bite!

“In 2003 he said he had a spider bite on his ankle. But that was an injection that had gone wrong.”

On December 6, 2002 the judge ordered Michael to undergo a medical examination. Dr Alex Farshchian examined Michael & confirmed that it was indeed a spider bite. Dr. Farshchian stated that it was likely

Rick Vetter, the spider expert, dismissed Michael's claim as "a bunch of crap" claiming that the ONLY type of poisonous spider in Santa Barbara was black widow which doesn't cause swelling. Here is a Santa Barbara County Bulletin, warning public of both black widows
AND brown recluse spider.  

Michael said "I woke up one morning about a month ago and had a big spot on
my leg. Pus was oozing out" That's what happens in the initial stage. There are lots of youtube videos where people squeeze their pus from their brown recluse spider bites. They are too graphic to post but here is a picture (warning, graphic!) This pus is what carries the venom. The wound is lanced (busted) and irrigated (pus squeezed out). The patient is given antibiotics. Then it forms black scab like Michael's. "It dried up and became a big scab. It is now in the state of healing" said Dr. Alex Farshchian.

Here is Michael's spider bite. Here is an online brown recluse spider bite (similar to Michael's. Notice the black scab starting to form as it heals). Here is a picture with black scab. Here is a picture similar to MJ's before it forms scab.

Michael's spider bite was sensationalized by media to garner ratings. Why is it always Michael lying but disgruntled former friends & employees and "sources" telling the truth?

“Michael knew how to administer his own injections. Did he try to do this again
 on June 25, 2009?”
  • I present you your own words:Michael Jackson was killed before the payments could be processed"
  • Did he self inject on June 25, 2009?" The answer is an emphatic no. If you were following the Preliminary Hearings, you would have known that Michael self administering is out of the realm of possibilities. This is the very reason that Murray defense Team went from “Michael injected himself” to “Michael drank Propofol” theory.
  • Medical experts and the coroner’s office testified that evidence doesn’t support self administration.
“He drank a lot. He drank wine from soda cans –Jesus juice”

You would think that by now, the coven of witches (namely you, Maureen and Diane) would have exhibited some creativity. You all are rotating the same tired ol' "Jesus Juice" drivel for a decade now. Michael was a grown a$$ man who is allowed to drink if it pleased him. Who cares if he drank out of soda cans, a sippy cup or a pimp cup? How is his cup of choice any indication of a criminal offense or any of your business? 

Vanity Fair published a scathing article by Maureen Orth in its Feb 2004 issue. Allegedly Michael gave wine to Gavin Arvizo on a flight from Miami to LA. She also claimed that Michael gave wine to Richard Matsuura when he was 12 year old. Matsuraa categorically denied that Michael ever gave him alcohol either in glass or soda can.

If this one allegation is false, how can we trust the accuracy of Maureen's other claims?

“Orth reports that the concealment is Michael’s way of drinking alcohol without having anyone know that he is doing it. The truth is that he drinks wine out of soda cans so that his children won’t see him doing it” ~Randy Taraborrelli

                               

Michael Jackson did NOT give any alcohol to any minor!

In 2005 Trial, Tom Sneddon called to the stand 2 flight attendants. Cynthia Ann Bell worked on the flight Maureen Orth alleged that Michael gave alcohol to Gavin.

-- You described Mr. Jackson to Santa Barbara Grand Jury as one of the most
    nervous flyers that you had ever seen, correct?
-- That’s correct
-- Whose idea was it to serve Mr. Jackson alcohol in a Diet Coke can?
-- It was mine. I went ahead and initiated serving him in a Diet Coke can
-- When did you formulate that idea?
-- On a trip I had accidently placed a glass in front of him
-- You say accidently, did you have some knowledge about the way that Mr. Jackson
    liked his alcohol served?
-- Yes, because I had flown with him prior, he had alcohol in a plastic thermal,
    like, mug-looking thing
-- Did Mr. Jackson ever tell you to serve alcohol to him in Diet Coke can?
-- No he did not
-- And your understanding was that Mr. Jacksons didn’t want his children
   to see him drinking alcohol, right?
-- That’s correct
-- Have you ever seen Mr. Jackson share his can of wine with anyone else?
-- No
-- You never saw Arvizo children drink from a Diet Coke can of wine at any time?
-- That’s correct

The second flight attendant who took the stand was Lauren Wallace who that she served Michael wine in Diet Coke cans on private jets in 2003 and 2004.

-- You understanding is that Mr. Jackson didn’t want his children see him drink, right?
-- Yes
-- Do you remember telling the Santa Barbara Sheriffs that you never observed
    any children intoxicated on Mr. Jackson’s flights?
-- I never saw intoxicated children on Mr. Jackson’s flights

Mind you, these were the prosecution's witnesses. Tom Sneddon turned over every rock to find evidence to support Michael’s guilt. There was no evidence of evidence.
If it wasn’t for the agony the 2005 Trial caused to Michael, we would have thanked Tom Sneddon for his meticulous, by-any-means-vendetta. Michael was found NOT GUILTY on ALL counts, including the 2 counts involving giving alcohol to a minor.

“He does not want to influence a child to drink alcohol”
                    ~Frank Cascio (aka Frank Tyson)

Michael was a single parent and he took his children where ever he went. He drank wine out of soda cans because he didn’t want to be a bad example to his kids or any kid in his company. You don’t go on and on about parents who drink/smoke/do drugs in front of their children but you got a problem with Michael drinking wine out of soda cans?

“You wonder what kind of pain he was in that he constantly asking [sic] to be put to sleep”

You talk as if Michael got 8 hours a day sleep but he wanted to sleep more to escape some pain. Michael didn’t have 8 hours plus to sleep, He started his day with voice lessons with Seth Riggs then 2 hours a day dance rehearsals with Travis Payne then attended 8 hours of rehearsals. On top of it, he was raising 3 children.

Michael told Corey Rooney that preparing for a Tour drains him due to his perfectionist nature. He had an upcoming Tour he was looking forward to and working very hard for. He didn’t have time to "constantly" sleep. He wanted recommended 8 hours of sleep.

“This was years ago, probably eight years ago. Michael told me ‘Cory, I can’t tour anymore. I’m not gonna tour anymore’ I said ‘why Mike?’ He said ‘Because it will kill me.’ That’s what he said to me. He said ‘It will kill me.’ He said, ‘Remember when I was preparing for my concert, I passed out at the Sony Studio?  Well, it’s because when I get ready for a tour, I get dehydrated. I don’t eat. I don’t drink. I don’t sleep. I put so much of myself into preparing for a tour that I can’t even think about these things anymore. They made me walk around with an IV last time” ~Corey Rooney

"You see him going to wardrobe to discuss every item of clothing, not just for him but for the backing dancers. I remember him looking at a costume and noticing that a button had been stitched on cross-ways and he wanted it on a diagonal. He was that precise" ~Frank Dileo

                                   

Mr. Friedman, as a journalist, you assume responsibility to your readers to bring them facts, not speculations to serve agendas of people who pulls your strings -Frank Dileo, John Branca, to name a few. It appears you have personal feelings against certain individuals in Michael Jackson camp – Michael himself, Raymone Bain, Joe Jackson, Brian Oxman, to name a few and your bias isn’t so subtle.

Do your best, Mr. Friedman. All you can accomplish is virulent journalists to copy paste your falsified propaganda across the net. What is new? But if you are following the Trial, you will notice that none of these cheap games play any role in the court of law.

                    

I leave you with testimonies that should discourage dissemination of propaganda that Michael was an addict, he called Propofol his milk, he was using Propofol previously
(insert more falsified propoganda here)

“The Board is the agency charged with protecting public from dangerous and incompetent physicians. Defendant Murray used his medical license to perpetuate a crime. Murray’s criminal conduct and reckless actions in the treatment of his patient M.J. make him danger to public. This incident was so egregious as to shock the conscious. Such poor judgment requires that the Board take measures to protect the public from future harm “~CA Attorney General on behalf of CA Medical Board

“Public safety and public interest would be well served by Doctor Murray’s medical license being suspended ~David Walgreen, prosecutor for THE PEOPLE

“Based on the quality of medical care, I would still call this a homicide, even if the doctor did not administer the Propofol to Mr. Jackson” ~Chris Rogers, LA coroner

“I don’t know why one would be using a medicine that is used to produce deep sedation and not give a dose that is sedating.” ~Richelle Cooper, UCLA ER Doctor (on Murray’s claim that he only gave 25ml Propofol)

“I have never seen it used or heard of it used in a home setting” ~Richelle Cooper

The only thing more reckless Murray could have done was taking Jackson up in an airplane and pushing him out without a parachute. The only way he walks away from this is in an orange jumpsuit and irons" ~Dr. Barry Friedberg

                        

The following is testimony by Richard Ruffalo is an expert anesthesiologist & clinical pharmacologist during Conrad Murray Preliminary Hearings. His knowledge and expertise illuminated a lot of medical issues surrounding Michael's death.

- Is the propofol properly indicated for the treatment of insomnia?
-    Absolutely not

When you give this combination of drugs, especially with Propofol in the mix, it could easily lead to severe problems. You have to be constantly present and vigilant. If you need to leave, you must have a trained individual take over the monitoring and relieve you. If you walk out, bad things can happen. You come and the patient stopped breathing. No matter what, you are responsible %100 for the safety of the patient.

The blood levels aren’t indicative of someone orally taking them. If someone ingested Propofol, their concentration in the stomach would be much higher.

                             

Extreme departure from standard care is acts that are so egregious that any physician with some sense of training should know. Even if Mr. Jackson self administered, the level of care provided by Dr. Murray was substandard. Even if Murray left the room and Mr. Jackson overdosed, it still doesn’t change these deviations. Moreover, this would create an additional extreme deviation. If Dr. Murray thought that his patient was forming an addiction, if he knew that Mr. Jackson liked to push Propofol himself, it’s safe to assume that we have a high-risk patient. So if the patient isn’t satisfied with the amount you gave him, there is a potential that he may reach for Propofol when you leave the room. This is same as leaving a syringe full of heroin with a heroin addict.

When Murray's attorney, Michael Flanagan tried justifying that Murray did seek help by calling Michael Amir Williams, Mr. Ruffalo sarcastically retorted "sure...as opposed to taking care of his patient." The first thing Dr. Murray should have done is ventilation. If he did proper airway management, he shouldn’t have needed further help

(editor’s note: You don't do CPR on someone with any kind of pulse. Michael had circulation and a faint pulse. What he needed was oxygen in the blood that’s being circulated. Or else, soon, he would have cardiac arrest due to lack of oxygen. Murray should have provided Michael oxygen. The oxygen tank was empty. Murray’s CPR effort –even if it was on the floor- was useless. It is outrageous that a cardiologist who should have known all these displayed such utter incompetence and is still practicing medicine)

He claims that this patient likes his milk and he gets upset if he doesn’t get his milk. What do you think the patient might do if you leave him unattended? Failure to anticipate that he may inject it, drink it or whatever is an extreme deviation from standard of care. He [Murray] said he [Michael] likes to push it so why would he drink it?

 Primum Non Nocere. Do No Harm


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June 27, 2011

KATHERINE JACKSON'S AEG LAWSUIT IS A CATASTROPHE


Since Michael Jackson’s death, I observed the corporations hovering over his corpse but they are not the only vultures. They say monsters come out after someone's death. Indeed we witnessed the greedy monsters, from having deceased's children sign belts to collaborating with the very people they claim to have deliberately murdered their son/brother, Jackson Family employed every possible scenario to devour pieces of Michael's corpse. While the world cried, the Jackson Family bounced swiftly from their “grief” to capitalize on Michael Jackson's death. The "Family" formed a NEW dysfunction to their arsenal of dysfunctions: Exploiting a dead man and parading his children in front of media like show ponies to exploit the man. and in the past 2 years, they turned exploiting Michael's death and his children into an art form.

DEPLORABLE EXPLOITATION OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S CHILDREN

Reebie Jackson refused to participate in a reality show, titled "The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty" where the less talented Jackson siblings cashed in on Michael's death. Initially, Jacksons planned on Michael's children being on the show. Reebie Jackson refused to participate, stating that she feels "Michael would spin in his grave if he knew his kids would be on this show.

Interviewer: Michael, you so rarely give interviews. What is the one thing you would like to say to your fans at this time?

Michael:  Thank you for all of my fans for understanding how important it is for me to protect my family from the public eye. I have lived in a "fishbowl" all my life and I want my son to live a normal life. (source: Michael Jackson OK magazine Interview)

Either the Jacksons didn't hear a word of Michael's wishes of privacy for his children
Or they won't let a thing like Michael's wishes to stand in their way of exploiting them!


THE CIVIL LAWSUITS BY KATHERINE & JOE JACKSON

Jackson Family lacks unity, united front and a unified strategy. This is nevermore more apparent than the civil lawsuits brought by the Family patriarch and the matriarch. They couldn't even unite for the sake of their deceased son to join their grievances in one single lawsuit rather than making each other "nominal plaintiffs" in two separate suits. What is more bizarre is that their petitions contradict each other.

Joe Jackson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Conrad Murray and Katherine Jackson filed a lawsuit against AEG which are simply put, another way for Jacksons to capitalize on Michael’s death.

I won't get into the details of how the lawsuits contradict each other but I will point out to the most obvious one: Katherine claims in her petition that AEG hired Conrad Murray in May 2009. Joe claims in his petition that Conrad Murray "solicited" his services and employed by Michael Jackson 2006-2009. In addition, Katherine contradicted her own petition in an interview.

In this post, I will focus on Katherine's lawsuit, assessing it from AEG’s point of view. I am not siding with AEG. I am just trying to show that her lawsuit is built on sand.

JACKSONS: STOP BLAMING OTHERS! BLAME YOURSELVES!

In her petition, Katherine accused AEG for not having Michael's best interests in mind.
Because, as we all know, the Jackson Family did (stop snickering)

Katherine's petition claims that on June 18, 2009, upon missed rehearsals, Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega, Frank Dileo and Conrad Murray attended a meeting with Michael Jackson. Randy Phillips allegedly demanded that Michael stop seeing Arnold Kline and only see Conrad Murray.

Katherine litigated Randy Phillips, Paul Gongaware and Kenny Ortega. On January 6, 2010, Kenny Ortega filed a petition demanding that he is removed from the petition, arguing that he isn't a party to Michael Jackson & AEG contract. On February 1, 2010, the judge granted his petition and removed Ortega from Katherine's lawsuit. Katherine's attorney, Kevin Boyle issued an apology to Kenny Ortega: "Based on recently discovered information, the Jackson family has determined that Mr. Ortega should not be a defendant. The Jackson Family apologizes for any discomfort or inconvenience this may have caused Mr. Ortega."

In response, Randy Jackson took his frustration to twitter:

"The Jackson Family as a WHOLE does NOT extend any sort of an apology to Kenny Ortega

In their obsession to get the show out, it appears Kenny & AEG didn’t care about my brother’s health & they didn’t inform the family

Michael would still be here had they informed his family of the situation. i cant believe IT!!!!!!!"

Jackson Family DID very well know of Michael's "situation". But they did NOT care about Michael's "situation". They were too busy pushing onto Michael a Jackson Family Show. Some things never change!!! The Family show was proposed by AllGood Entertainment who employed Frank Dileo to talk Michael into the Show but the negotiations weren't going anywhere because Dileo demanded $150,000 upfront as commission and Allgood didn't trust Dileo to pay him UNTIL he convinced Michael.

In Late January 2009, AllGood Entertainment heard from music executives about a pending (at the time) negotiations between AEG and Michael Jackson. So the urgency of AllGood reaching to Michael before he finalized a deal with AEG increased. AllGood moved to plan-B: Leonard Rowe.

Leonard Rowe was employed by AllGood Entertainment for $15,000. His job? To convince Michael to do a Jackson Family Show in Texas. Leonard Rowe brought in Joe, Joe engaged Katherine to try to convince Michael to the Jackson Family show. Patrick Allocco, President of AllGood Entertainment told me in our conversation that Katherine knew about Michael's "situation" and she was very much concerned.

So starting February 2009 to until his last days, Michael was pulled from both directions by two camps with their respective business proposals: AEG and its camp and  AllGood & its camp. You may remember that these 2 camps met at Beverly Hills Hotel on May 15, 2009. Randy Phillips, Paul Gongaware, Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Leonard Rowe and Michael Jackson were participants of this meeting.

 


Katherine Jackson received $2 million check from AllGood Entertainment in exchange for convincing Michael into doing a Jackson Family show in Texas. To protect their interest, AllGood made the check out to Michael, reasoning that he would let his mother cash the check when she fulfills her obligation.


According to AllGood, Michael initially agreed to do the Family show after he completed his O2 Tour but later he had a change of heart. This is when the AllGood Camp decided that Michael was being controlled by AEG Camp and they devised a plan to have Michael hire Leonard Rowe as his manager. This was a plan to assume control over Michael.

After Katherine's insistence, Michael talked to Leonard Rowe on a phone on March 21, 2009 and told him that he would "think about" hiring Rowe as his manager. On March 26, 2009, unbeknownst to Michael, Leonard Rowe released a public statement on, announcing that he was Michael's manager. Michael was furious and he wouldn't take Leonard Rowe's calls. On April 2, Patrick Allocco talked to Katherine on the phone for 45 minutes; she agreed to talk to Michael. Katherine convinced Michael to see his father, Joe who hadn't seen his son since 2005 Trial. Michael agreed. Joe and Leonard Rowe showed at Michael's home on April 14, 2009 at 7:00AM. Joe talked Michael into hiring Leonard Rowe as his manager and Michael signed the contract.

It was usual for Michael to commit to something then have someone rescind his commitment. He had signed the Leonard Rowe contract because Joe was there.  Later in April, Michael sent Frank Dileo to rescind the contract. Dileo told Rowe that Michael doesn't want any further communication with him.

It is then that Jackson Family moved onto their next plan: move Katherine into Michael's home. But she wouldn't agree because she didn't want to invade Michael's privacy. This time, even Joe couldn't convince Mama Kate. Randy Jackson told Leonard Rowe that he had been talking to his mother to get on board but she wouldn’t. Yes, this is the same Randy Jackson who tweeted that if AEG et al informed the Family of Michael's "situation", he would have been alive.  Leonard Rowe even reached out to Reebie to have her convince Katherine. Noone could convince Katherine.

Patrick Allocco told me “Randy Jackson spoke with Leonard Rowe nearly every day.  It was always my understanding that Randy was behind our concert.  However, like his other brothers, he did not talk to MJ about it, simply because he didn’t talk to his brother during the 8 months that I was involved with MJ.”

You can read in detail about these events in this blogspost. In short, Jackson Family was well aware of Michael's “situation”. Now they are pointing fingers to everyone else while failing to acknowledge their own inaction.

Katherine's petition stated "AEG, despite its knowledge of Michael Jackson's physical condition, breached those duties by putting its desire for massive profits over the health of Michael Jackson."

“actions and inactions led to Michael's death”


Yes, it would have been the moral thing to do for AEG to postpone the show and urged Michael to get help. But their failure is NOT a legal breach. You can not sue AEG for not caring. This is a company who tore down the stage within 20 minutes of Michael's death. This is a company that was devising plans to recoup while Randy Phillips was standing in the emergency room while doctors worked on Michael. Randy Phillips himself said "I know it is not altruistic but it is business".

AEG isn't Michael's family. What is Jackson Family's excuse to stress Michael about their business endeavor instead of caring for  deteriorating his health?

CREDIBILITY OF THE SOURCE IN KATHERINE'S PETITION

The only person who attended the "Riot Act" meeting and NOT litigated by Katherine is Frank Dileo. UNLESS Katherine’s source who is willing to testify against the defendants is Frank Dileo, which is highly unlikely, AEG team may protest Katherine’s claims of what transpired in that meeting. AEG could contend that Michael's attendance to the rehearsals...or lack thereof was the agenda of this meeting.

Kenny Ortega testified during Preliminary Hearings that in this very meeting, Conrad Murray told him that Michael  was "physically and emotionally fine and was capable of handling his responsibilities with the show" Ortega testified that Michael told him in this meeting "don’t worry. I am fine. I can handle this." So much for Katherine's allegations of Michael's declining health!

In katherine's petition, the date of the "Riot act" meeting is wrong. The meeting was on June 20, 2009. Her petition claims it was on June 18, 2009. If the souce who relayed information about this meeting to Katherine and her lawyers wasn’t accurate on the date, how could this person’s veracity on other claims be trusted?

RANDY JACKSON BEHIND KATHERINE'S AEG LAWSUIT

Radar published that Randy Jackson was the force behind Katherine's AEG lawsuit.

"Katherine didn't want to sue AEG for Michael's death. Katherine Jackson was persuaded by her son, Randy, to file the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG"

The article sounded plausible and from the tone of the article, I surmise that the "source" is none other than Howard Mann et al.

Since this article, we have asked Randy Jackson to deny or confirm the Radar claims and to date, he didn't address the issue. But based on Randy's tweets, I believe that Randy is indeed the force behind AEG lawsuit. It was also Randy who was upset that Kenny Ortega was dropped from the lawsuit. He seems unusually invested in Katherine's AEG lawsuit.

On Sep 15, 2010, Randy Jackson tweeted:

"Today was a good day"

"I promised that I would not rest until the truth is exposed about what happened to my brothers passing. I am doing my best to keep that promise. On this day my family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG. I am proud of my family"

"I am proud of my family"? I guess he meant his mother because she was the one who filed the petition. Well, she is doing the Family’s bidding so I guess it makes sense.

KATHERINE JACKSON CONTRADICTED HER OWN PETITION

In her petition, Katherine claimed that Conrad Murray was “selected & hired by” AEG. Yet in the following interview, she said it was Michael who hired Conrad Murray.

 
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AEG CLAIMS CONRAD MURRAY WAS HIRED BY MICHAEL JACKSON

"The lawsuit is inaccurate, unsubstantiated and meritless. Dr. Murray was Mr. Jackson's longtime personal physician. AEG did not choose him, hire him or supervise him" ~AEG

Conrad Murray Search Warrant stated that he submitted Michael Jackson patient files dating back to 2006. Joe Jackson's petition, which claims that Conrad Murray was employed by Michael Jackson 2006-2009, also corroborates with AEG's claim.

"Conrad Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician for three years. Michael Jackson requested Murray be put on as part of the show. Murray, however, had yet to be hired. Discussions were along the way for a completed contract. Murray had signed the contract, however, neither Michael Jackson nor AEG had signed the contract." ~Russell Goldman, AEG spokesperson

NO LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN CONRAD MURRAY & AEG

Employers are liable for the conducts of their employees. For example, if a patient dies as a result of a doctor’s ineptitude or negligence, the victim’s family would sue the Hospital that employs him. If Conrad Murray was acting as an employee of AEG then AEG would have been the culprit.

While email correspondences between AEG representatives and Conrad Murray reveal intent to hire, the negotiations were still ongoing. The contract was signed neither by AEG nor by Michael Jackson. The aforementioned emails mean absolutely nothing from the legal standpoint. AEG was under no legal obligation to the terms in the contract draft because it was unsigned.

THE CONTRACT DRAFT IMPLICATES MICHAEL JACKSON

Following is from the contract Conrad Murray signed & faxed to AEG on June 24, 2009. 

Dr. Conrad Murray                                      AEG Live LLC

___________________                                _____________________________
Name: Conrad Murray                                    Name:
Title: An Individual                                         Title: An Authorized Representative

GSA HOLDINGS LLC

____________________
Name: Conrad Murray
Title: Manager

The undersigned hereby confirms that he has requested Producer to engage
Terms set forth herein on behalf of and at the expense of the undersigned

MICHAEL JACKSON

By: ________________
Michael Jackson
An Individual

THE LAW OF AGENCY

Lack of a signed contract between Murray and AEG would not, on its own,
preclude the court from concluding that an agency relationship existed between them.

The law of agency is a non-contractual relationship when an agent (Murray) is authorized to act on behalf of Principal (AEG) to create a legal relationship with a Third Party (Michael)

Succinctly, the law of agency is the relationship between a principal and an agent whereby the principal, expressly or impliedly, authorizes the agent to work under his control and on his behalf.

According to the law of agency, if the principal (AEG) authorized the agent (Murray) to treat Michael then AEG bears vicarious liability and Murray isn't liable for acts performed within the scope of such authority.

However, the vicarious liability can only be established IF it is proven that AEG had actual knowledge of/directed the malfeasance, i.e. Murray's administration of Propofol. Absence of such knowledge by AEG would be considered to be Murray acting "on a frolic of his own”- another word, outside the scope of duty.

DIFFICULTY ESTABLISHING AGENCY BETWEEN AEG & MURRAY

Unless the email correspondences unequivocally reveals an expressed knowledge by AEG that Conrad Murray was administering Propofol, it will be next to impossible to establish agency relationship between Conrad Murray and AEG.

“$150,000 per month on a doctor, making protein shakes for you just doesn’t make sense” ~RANDY PHILLIPS

"The medical supplies in question were requested by Dr. Murray for use specifically in London in the event an unexpected need arose. When asked why these supplies were needed, Dr. Murray said that Michael Jackson was in excellent health but an artist of his stature should have this equipment on-hand when engaging in this type of performance." ~AEG

Katherine Jackson's very petition expresses that AEG wanted Michael to be lucid.

 “AEG said Klein’s drug made him SLEEPY and prevented him from rehearsing”

Conrad Murray gave Michael drugs that caused drowsiness and sleepiness. So AEG directing Murray to give sedatives to Michael would contradict Katherine’s petition.

FACTUAL MISTAKES IN KATHERINE JACKSON'S PETITION

AEG filed its response to Katherine’s lawsuit on Dec 30, 2010. The AEG petition stated The complaint (by Katherine) gets ONE THING right: Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009 was a tragic event. However the complaint gets both the law and the facts entirely wrong. Plaintiff’s complaint must be dismissed
for what it is – a colorful fiction with no basis in fact or law

Tell me about it. If I, a person with no legal background can spot holes in Katherine’s lawsuit, AEG’s super lawyers will win this lawsuit blindfolded. Just the list of the cases they referred to was 2 full pages.

---“On May 12, Murray made his first order of Propofol
      No he didn’t. His first order of Propofol was on April 6, 2009

--- “On June 18, 2009, Jackson didn’t show up to the rehearsals"
      Yes he DID.

--- “On June 18, 2009, AEG representatives travelled to Michael Jackson’s House. Murray attended the meeting at AEG’s direction”
      The said meeting was on June 20, 2009, NOT on June 18th

--- "When Jackson got to the rehearsal at the Forum after the “Riot act” meeting, he was visibly shaken. At AEG’s direction, Murray went to the rehearsals that day”
      The “Riot act” meeting was on early afternoon of June 20. There was NO rehearsal after this meeting. Miko Brando said that Conrad Murray never attended rehearsals (@8:05 in below video)

Larry King: Do you know Dr. Murray?
Miko Brando: Heard of him, I've never met him. He was never at the Forum when
we had rehearsals, nor was he at Staples Center" 


---“Late that evening on June 18, 2009, Murray gave Jackson Valium, Ativan, Versed and Propofol in order to get him to sleep”
Propofol doesn’t get people to “sleep”, it puts them under coma. When Murray administered drugs to Michael, they were only ones in the room. What is the basis for this claim? How would you know what Murray gave Michael that night? It appears as if the author of this petition made it up as he went along!

There was no Valium on June 18. Conrad Murray prescribed Valium (Diazepam) on June 20, 2009. I called the drugstore it was picked up from and I was told that it was picked by on the same day.

---“In early May, AEG retained Conrad Murray”
    “The agreement provided the term of Murray’s services as May 1, 2009”
Tim Lopez testified that Murray had placed 3 sets of orders for drugs in April 2009.
On April 6, April 28 and April 30. IF Murray was retained by AEG in May, under whose authorization did Murray order and administer drugs to Michael? Once again, this implicates Michael.

---“Jackson continued to receive treatments from Murray over the weekend”
Michael Amir Williams testified that Conrad Murray “would come IF we had a rehearsal” There was no rehearsal on that weekend due to Father’s day. On June 21, Michael called Cherilyn Lee because one side of his body was cold and one side of his body was hot. On June 22, Michael went to see Arnold Kline. If Murray attended Michael over the weekend, he wouldn’t have reached out to Cherilyn Lee or Arnold Kline. Again, what is your basis in making claims on treatments that only Murray and Michael would have knowledge about?

KATHERINE JACKSON ISN'T THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR MJ3

Katherine's petition mistakenly names Katherine Jackson as the Guardian ad Litem for Michael's children. Guardian ad Litem is a court appointed advocate for a child/children whose welfare is a matter of concern for the court. When the court is making decisions that will affect a child's future, the Guardian Ad Litem acts as a spokesperson who will provide objective & independent view about the best interests of the child.

In August 2009, Judge Mitchell Beckloff appointed Margaret Lodise as the Guardian ad Litem of Michael's children. Katherine is the guardian, NOT guardian ad Litem.

MICHAEL JACKSON'S BREACH OF AEG CONTRACT

Katherine Jackson's petition against AEG stated:

“AEG entered into a written agreement with Michael Jackson. The agreement was a venture to act jointly for profit of the development and the production of the This is It Tour”

"AEG demanded that Michael Jackson be treated by this particular doctor to ensure that Michael Jackson would attend all rehearsals and shows on Tour"

"AEG paid him $150,000 per month with his sole and exclusive job being to make sure that Michael Jackson got to the rehearsals and the shows"

 "The success of the Tour depended on both parties"

"AEG was doing whatever it took to make sure that Michael Jackson could make it to rehearsals and shows"

"The contract required much from Michael Jackson like appearing at grueling rehearsals and shows"

"AEG demanded and required that Michael Jackson attend all rehearsals and shows on the tour"

The nerve AEG had demanding that the artist they signed and invested millions for an upcoming Tour to appear at rehearsals and the Tour! Who in the world prepared this petition?! You couldn't help AEG's case any more if you tried!

Not showing up to the rehearsals would hardly constitutes as acting "for the profit of the development of the production." Michael had a contractual obligation to attend rehearsals and the shows. What is more natural than AEG expecting Michael to show up to rehearsals? You cannot point fingers at AEG and simply deflect Michael’s failure to honor his part of the contract, thus, breaching HIS end of the contract.

MICHAEL SAW ARNOLD KLINE AFTER THE RIOT ACT

"At the June 18, 2009, AEG demanded that Michael Jackson stop seeing Arnold Kline. AEG demanded that Michael Jackson be treated by this particular doctor [Conrad Murray] to ensure that Michael Jackson would attend all rehearsals and shows on Tour" ~KJ Petition

Well....the "Riot act" on June 20, 2009 didn't stop Michael from "seeing Kline" Michael saw Arnold Kline two days after this meeting, on June 22, 2009. This is a catch 22 situation. On one hand, AEG may claim that they didn't request that Michael stop seeing Arnold Kline. But if Katherine's camp could substantiate their claim that AEG did indeed ask Michael to stop seeing Klein, then the implication is "If Michael defied AEG and still saw Arnold Kline, he could have stopped seeing Conrad Murray...IF he wanted to"

KATHERINE’S LAWSUIT ABSOLVES CONRAD MURRAY

Her petition is based on the assumption (not proven) that Conrad Murray was bound to AEG and that he was acting as an agent for AEG. As discussed above, such agency agreement absolves Murray from legal liability for any wrongdoing arising during his treatment. Katherine’s petition takes the accountability from Conrad Murray and lays it squarely on AEG, thus, undermining the Conrad Murray trial. 

CPR MACHINE WOULDN’T HAVE SAVED MICHAEL JACKSON

Let’s assume for argument’s sake that the contract between AEG & Conrad Murray was signed and that AEG indeed hired Murray to treat Michael on its behalf and provided a CPR machine.

"The written confirmation stated AEG would provide Murray with Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation equipment and a nurse during his services."

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing. CPR machine sends electrical shock to the heart. Propofol stops breathing and a machine need to be used to breathe for the patient. What Murray needed was to intubate Michael and provide oxygen. The oxygen tank at the scene was empty and there was NO supply of oxygen. Even If Conrad Murray had a CPR machine, provided by AEG, it wouldn’t have saved Michael’s life.

AEG representatives aren't medical professionals. What do they know about the proper equipments Murray needed? Murray didn’t request from AEG any monitoring and life saving equipments. He didn’t request from AEG to hire an anesthesiologist. It was ultimately Murray's decision to start and continue administering Propofol to Michael without the proper equipment and staff.

KATHERINE & JOE SEEK NOT JUSTICE BUT CASH SETTLEMENT

Criminal Lawsuit is brought by the State, is handled by the District Attorney, in our case, Steve Cooley. This court is authorized to sentence the defendant to prison.

Civil Lawsuit is brought by an individual and is handled by an attorney. In our case, Joe’s attorney is Brian Oxman, Katherine Attorney is Brian Panish. This court is NOT authorized to sentence the defendant to prison. Civil courts are for collecting MONEY.


When Joe Jackson filed a wrongful death lawsuit, he named Katherine as the “nominal plaintiff”. Meaning that her name is on the lawsuit but she doesn’t receive any payment if Joe wins.   Katherine released the following statement via her attorney Adam Streisand:

"Mrs. Jackson has no interest in Conrad Murray other than seeing that justice is done in the criminal courts. She certainly would never tap Brian Oxman for the job of filing any kind of lawsuit for her or the kids."

Well...she did tap Brian Oxman for the job. It appears that Katherine’s attorney copy-pasted Brian Oxman’s petition. And if she was interested in seeking justice in criminal trial, why is she litigation AEG in a civil court? Because, EVEN IF, the court order Conrad Murray to pay, it doesn’t mean that the Jacksons could collect the money, considering Murray’s financial woes.  

Katherine Jackson is counting on that a giant corporation like AEG wouldn’t want to have their brand to be smudged by the negative publicity and that they would offer Katherine a hefty cash settlement on the 11th hour. Simply put, Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit is a financial blackmail against AEG.

Make no mistake about it, neither Joe’s nor Katherine’s lawsuit aims to seek justice for their son unless their definition of justice is getting paid in exchange for Michael's life.  They aim for respective parties to settle out of court for hefty amount of $$$.

KATHERINE LAWSUITS IMPOSES EMOTIONAL DAMAGE TO PRINCE

Katherine Jackson dragged Michael’s children into this lawsuit and named them as plaintiffs while dragging Michael’s Estate as a nominal party. The petition stated that Prince witnesses his father dying and suffered “a great trauma and emotional distress”.

It is heart breaking that Murray called Prince to come upstairs as Michael was in distress. But, it is as if, Katherine’s lawyers just threw darts at AEG, hoping one would land. It was Murray’s decision to call for Prince, what is AEG’s fault in this?

The entrance door into the bedroom was located on the right side of the bed. Michael was lying on the floor on the left side of the bed. So Prince couldn’t have seen his father. Faheem Muhammad testified that “Prince was right near the doorway. Maybe he was about 2 steps inside. He probably didn’t have visible on his father”.

The petition cites Dillon v Legg to support their claim that PRINCE is entitled to monetary compensation for the trauma. Dillon v Legg: In 1964, a child was hit and killed by a vehicle. The victim’s mother sued, naming herself and her other daughter as plaintiffs, claiming emotional distress as a result of witnessing the accident.

Dillon v Legg was the very first court to allow recovery for emotional distress alone, even in the absence of any physical injury to the plaintiff, where the plaintiff witnessed the death of a close relative at a distance and was not within the "zone of danger".

Plaintiff (Prince) may only recover damages if (1) he is closely related to the victim (2) is present at the scene (3) as a result suffers serious emotional distress

To prevail, Katherine’s lawyers need to provide records from a psychologist substantiating the emotional damage. AEG may also ask for an independent psychological examination with a doctor of their choice. In addition, Prince will have to give a deposition. AEG will try to establish pre-existing mental health issues, so Prince will have to answer questions about his mental health prior to the event.

PRINCE CAN BRING A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT UNTIL HE IS 20

Katherine is gambling while counting on AEG wanting to settle. What if AEG decides to fight this? Its plethora of super lawyers will resort to every maneuver to win this case.  Michael’s children were masked in Michael’s life. They grew up without the presence of a mother. AEG may play really dirty and bring up the 1993 and 2005 allegations against Michael. Dragging Prince into this fuckery of a lawsuit is appalling. This is just another way Katherine exploits Michael's child to get what she wants = $ 

It is unconscionable that the children are named in Katherine’s lawsuit.  Under California's statute of limitations, a plaintiff must bring a wrongful death lawsuit within 2 years of the date of death. However, if the plaintiff is a minor under the age of eighteen - which Prince is, then, then statute of limitation is suspended until Prince attains the age of 18. So Prince can bring a wrongful death lawsuit until he is 20 year old. Why not wait for him to grow up and and decide for himself to bring a lawsuit or not. He is simply too young to be dragged through this mess.

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