Before the start of Conrad Murray’s trial we need to make an overview of all facts concerning AEG’s involvement with Michael Jackson. This will be a sort of platform from which Conrad Murray’s trial can be finally watched.
Let me even make a bold statement that it will be the only correct platform to watch Murray’s trial from.
Learning all the facts there is to learn about AEG’s involvement in Michael Jackson’s life is an absolute must as besides Conrad Murray AEG was the only other direct participant in the events prior to Michael’s death. Their so-called contract with Michael Jackson already partially analyzed here (see parts 1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5 ) made us believe that the deal was not free from fraud and if it came to the worst was about to strip Michael Jackson of all his assets.
While preparing that contract â€“ which is not even a contract but a Letter of intent with assorted papers attached to it â€“ AEG employed numerous dirty tricks including making a cut-and-paste job and leaving some crucial pages unfinished, undated and unsigned (like Exhibit A which stated basic definitions the main contract fully depended on).
It didn’t bother AEG that the contract had a forged signature of Michael Jackson on the last page of it where Michael was to sign for MJ Company LLC – which, for some reason, was the main AEG’s contractor for the tour. Yes, Michael Jackson the individual was not even a proper party to this so-called contract with AEG…
After the first study of the extreme inaccuracy of AEG-MJ papers, their contract will have to undergo a second reading before Murray’s trial starts â€“ this time from the point of view of its content and the company’s intentions towards Michael Jackson. But in addition to that there are other documents which also need a brief look â€“ Katherine and Joe Jackson’s lawsuits against AEG, AEG’s Demurrer to Katherine’s complaint, Conrad Murray’s contract with AEG and Lloyds vs. AEG dispute.
The task is enormous and there is too little time left to do it properly, so the posts I’d like to make in this connection will be only an attempt to review these documents.
The materials will be studied with two major goals in mind:
- uncovering all possible factual information related to Michael’s demise
- determining AEG’s role in it.
The documents selected for today’s post will be all those enumerated above except AEG’s contract with Michael Jackson proper.
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Joe Jackson’s lawsuit has had a long and winding road as it was filed, re-filed and then finally amended on June 27, 2011. The amendment included AEG Live as an additional defendant who in the opinion of the plaintiff bears responsibility for Michael Jackson’s death along with Conrad Murray and his company, GCA Holdings LLC.
I fully agree with this point of view and that is why despite our common distrust for Joseph Jackson and his lawyer Brian Oxman, studied their lawsuit on a par with other documents related to AEG. To my big surprise the amended part of the lawsuit turned out really good â€“ it is well-grounded, very much to the point and supported by interesting facts and documents, including two draft contracts between AEG and Conrad Murray. It also provides some unique details like the circumstances of June 18, 2009 infamous meeting where AEG made harsh demands of Michael Jackson and read the so-called riot act to him.
Randy Phillips: “Let me tell you a story: Michael had missed two rehearsals . the cast and crew were waiting and he was really late. He hadn’t left his house yet. So I called and yelled at him. We had a fight. He finally got there and I got there a little later. He was sitting in a chair, going over notes. He walked around the table and walked past me. But he didn’t want to be rude so he stopped. Put his arm on my shoulder, tapped it, then walked on. He was mad but he still didn’t want to be impolite. That was Michael.”
Among other things in his lawsuit Joe Jackson states that AEG directed and controlled Murray, taking advantage of his difficult financial situation; required Michael to accept Murray’s dangerous treatment, displayed gross negligence by failing to provide the necessary medical equipment and a nurse, and thus didn’t exercise due care which caused Michael Jackson’s death.
As we know AEG doesn’t accept even a morsel of their guilt. The document where they most fully state their cold, detached and truly hypocritical position as regards Murray and Michael Jackson is their Demurrer to Katherine’s complaint. MORE……………