In the latest drama involving Michael Jackson’s death and his mother Katherine’s wrongful death lawsuit against the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician attending to Jackson at the time of death, will be required to testify against AEG.
Dr. Murray reportedly made comments in a documentary to the effect that AEG head honchos behaved negligently in hiring him, told him to provide inadequate care and did not properly supervise him when he was looking after Michael Jackson. He will be required to testify on the stand about these comments. AEG reportedly said that Jackson was “on death skid row” and that “he’s over” if he didn’t get a scheduled show done.
What this means for the trial
Dr. Murray is presently serving a manslaughter jail sentence for killing iconic superstar Michael Jackson by injecting him with a fatal dose of Propofol, but Murray insists he is innocent and Katherine Jackson’s wrongful death suit focuses on holding AEG responsible for MJ’s death. A Fort Pierce wrongful death attorney can attest that situations where details are murky or contestable makes it difficult to establish that one party is more at fault than others.
Indeed, Jackson’s family, including his three brothers and mother Katherine, have tried to lay blame for Jackson’s death on various sources. Murray’s comments in the upcoming trial could provide grounds for a negligence verdict against AEG.
Who is AEG?
AEG, also known as the Anschultz Entertainment Group, managed Michael Jackson’s tour appearances and hired Dr. Murray to take care of him. Jackson reportedly took many pharmaceuticals and was in ill health the whole time; the fact that AEG hired a man to watch over Jackson’s health but behaved in a manner suggesting that his health was not important would be a net negative for the entertainment group’s chances in court.
Only time will tell who succeeds and who fails in this court case. Dr. Murray’s testimony can only help Jackson’s family. He is scheduled to make his statement next month.