Promoter to blame Jackson for own death
Michael Jackson performs in concert in 1984. He died in 2009.
April 1st, 2013
07:50 PM ET

Promoter to blame Jackson for own death

Michael Jackson's last concert promoter will defend itself in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the pop icon's family by arguing that Jackson was responsible for his own demise.

Child molestation accusations against Jackson, for which he was acquitted after a trial, and evidence of his drug addiction will likely be presented by AEG Live's lawyers as they argue that the company had no liability in his death.

Jackson died two weeks before his "This Is It" comeback concerts, organized by AEG Live, were to have debuted in London in the summer of 2009.

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  1. BOMBO

    Shameless money grab.

    April 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Hard to see the logic in blaming Michael when everyone said yes to the man. Imagine telling Michael Jackson No! for no other reason than ethics...

    April 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mao Tse Tung

      I imagine there were some little kids telling Michael Jackson "no" years ago, but it didn't do them any good.

      April 2, 2013 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Dang cant people just let him rest in peace! Those kids dont need to go thru this again.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Oh, nonsense. What is the Jackson Family thinking? Can they sue each other for MJ's death? Because it seems to me that they are at LEAST as culpable as the AEG Live is. What a load of hooey.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Simba

    This article reads like a PR release from AEG. Was no one available to present the case for the plaintiffs? This is very disappointing. I hope future reports will be more balanced.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      AEG is just releasing what its defense will be; obviously we already know the plaintiff's position: AEG caused MJ's death.
      Not the good Doc, whom they already sued, and who is in prison...

      April 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    The same thing was pulled with Colonal Tom Parker when Elvis died.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Some people are just greedy @ banasy! Its just a rotten shame that his family are making those kids go thru that all over again!

    April 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble
    billyjean is not mah lover!
    she say i am the one!
    but ki-i-i-id is not mah son!

    remind of the michaeljackson slot machines

    April 2, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Good Evening.

    April 2, 2013 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Regardless of the actions of those around him, and in spite his great power as a performer, Michael Jackson is 100% responsible for his own death.

    April 2, 2013 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Agreed @ Joey. We are all responsible for our own actions, good and bad.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      not in the case of abortion...the poor baby is being held accountable for everyone else's actions.

      April 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Omg @ Rascal, WHAT does abortion have to do with anything we were discussing? Or are you just tryin to pick a fight? Sheesh.

    April 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    One thing that has slipped by most everyone, is the fact that as a Jehovah's witness Mrs Jackson isn't suppose to be bringing lawsuits against anyone... withnesses quite simply are suppose to forgive. She is violating her own congregations rules.

    April 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    @ RR, This article really doesn't have anything to do with abortion ...

    April 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    The Jackson family is suing for 40 billion dollars. That's BILLION dollars.

    April 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
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