Joe Jackson: Promoters Pushed MJ Too Hard

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Joe Jackson makes a lot of absurd statements, and has been known to do or say anything (even milk his own son's death) so that he might financially benefit.

He's blamed Katherine Jackson, his own wife, for not intervening with her son in time. That's despicable. But in the case of AEG, he may actually have a point.

We reported earlier that Joe is suing AEG, Michael Jackson's concert promoter, for its role in the star's death. More details of this legal pursuit are now clear.

The company put enormous pressure on Michael to perform for his London concerts last summer, his father claims, that it influenced his doctor's practices.

That would be Dr. Conrad Murray, who was forced to to heavily sedate the singer with Propofol so he could get rest, which ultimately led to his tragic death.

Joe Jackson alleges this and a whole lot more against AEG in documents filed with the California Medical Board, filed by attorney Brian Oxman on his behalf.

The story goes like this: Michael had only sporadically attended rehearsals, leading to a showdown June 18, 2009 in which an AEG executive allegedly threatened to "pull the plug" on Jackson's rented home and fire Dr. Conrad Murray.

The complaint alleges Murray, who was allegedly promised $150,000 a month by AEG, immediately began fueling the music icon with heavy sedatives, including Valium, Ativan, Versed and most notably Propofol so the singer could sleep.

Murray gave Jackson Propofol virtually every night for six weeks until Michael died. Charged with involuntary manslaughter, Murray is expected to argue at trial that Michael killed himself with a lethal dose while he was out of the room.

In any case, the complaint alleges AEG knew the dangers of Murray's treatment but proceeded, and turned a blind eye to his request for life saving equipment.

The complaint claims AEG was basically practicing medicine without a license, by forcing Murray to take radical medical steps to protect its financial investment.

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Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
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Michael Joseph Jackson