I was not happy when I found out that a verdict was reached and AEG won. I was shocked that I was shocked with the verdict because at one point, I was not following the trial. I was unhappy with the verdict because AEG will never take responsibility for what they did and did not do to Michael. The jurors had to answer a questionnaire that involved certain questions. The jurors agreed that AEG did hire Conrad Murray but the second question was the one that sealed the deal. Here is the jury's reason why they believed that AEG were not liable for Michael's murder -
"The jury decided that Murray was competent, so even though AEG Live hired him, it was not liable for Jackson's death and didn't owe the Jackson family millions of dollars in compensation.
The jury accepted AEG Live lawyers' arguments that the company was not negligent because its executives had no way of knowing that Murray -- licensed to practice in four states and never sued for malpractice -- was a risk to Jackson. The singer was a secretive drug addict who kept even his closest relatives in the dark about his use of propofol to sleep, they contended."
Forget the fact that there was an addiction specialist who stated that Michael was not an addict, forget the fact the various ways that Michael was treated wrongly by the hands of AEG, forget that fact that Randy Phillips slapped Michael in the face, forget the fact that they did know about Michael's supposed issues with drugs, this jury bought in AEG's argument that Michael was a "secretive drug addict" and that AEG would not know of Michael's issues. On top of that, because Murray went to school to become a doctor and was licensed, he was a competent doctor but unethical. How can a doctor be both? That does not exists and it does not make any amount of sense. Did the jury not follow the murder trial that convicted the "doctor" of murder?
Let's make a few things clear here - Michael never hid any drug issues. When he was falsely accused of child abuse in 1993, he openly stated that he was in a rehabilitation facility receiving treatment. In one of his classic albums ( Blood on the Dancefloor), he had a song on there called "Morphine" in which he sings about the effects of the drug. He did not hide that from anyone at all. The fact that Murray killed Michael shows that he was not a competent doctor and that he never did medical notes on Michael. What doctor you know does not write/type medical notes???? Give me a break. The jurors are stupid people that did not learn anything from Michael's life and the trial. The fact that some of them became fans bothers me because a true fan of Michael's would have look at this case and made sure AEG would be held responsible.
After the verdict was read, the media had a field day not only trashing Michael but his family. I do not understand why the media would need to attack a murdered victim, but I can understand why they would go after his family. I made it no secret that I am not a supporter of his family and I have to be honest, if the Jacksons won, Katherine would have gave the money to her children, some of them who treated Michael badly. I will get into my issue with the family later but let me get right back to this media. The fact the the talking heads in the media would make a big deal on Michael's supposed drug problems have bothered me to the core. That bastard, Roger Friedman, had an article that stated that Michael's life was trashed for no reason thanks to his family. Excuse me?? Is Roger serious???? Who did most of the bashing throughout Michael's life - his family or the media? Clearly, the media. Yes, I agree, that his family, some of them, bashed him but the media literally made a career bashing, defaming, lying, created falsehoods on Michael and the family and fans were the ones defending Michael. I never saw anyone in the media ever apologize to Michael. NEVER. The nerve of that bastard. Then, Wendy Williams, that shemale freak stated that the Jacksons should have never bought the case to the trial. Well, who asked her for her damn opinion? This is the same clown that trashed Michael and Janet and became mainstream embarrassing and exploiting the issues regarding the late, great Whitney Houston. This woman is nothing more than complete and utter trash. How dare she state that? If the Jacksons did not state what AEG did to Michael, then how would we all know how pathetic AEG truly are? The media have become a joke and they are proving that everyday. Don't get me started on tmz.com and Nancy Grace..... let me calm down.
I wanted to follow the trial because I really believe that the Jacksons were going to win. Even when AEG and the Estate executors threw distractions left and right, I still was focused on what was happening. Then, sometime in either late May or early June, I completely lost interest in the trial. The information that I was told convinced me that the Jacksons were not just doing the trial for the truth but also for a nice payday. I will explain a little more later on.
The testimonies in the case were all over the place and I actually stopped reading the testimonies after Debbie Rowe testified or testilied - choose one. After what I was told, I was completely uninterested. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to know what the Jacksons knew but at the same time, why were people who disrespected him, who did nothing to help him when he was in trouble, who never notified his family members that Michael was ill, testifying in the case? Only the Jackson family members who did testify, in court and not in video, were the ones that were telling the truth about Michael.
My opinions about the testimonies will probably shock you, make you laugh or make you think but I do believe that some of the testimonies of these people will make you go, "what?" Case in point, Karen Faye's testimony. I made it very clear on this blog my feelings and opinions about her. I read the transcript of her testimony and she seems "truthful"; I will give her that but I also felt that she was telling a little too much of Michael's personal business. Case in point, when she mentioned that Michael wanted to divorce Lisa Marie Presley and she begged Michael not to so Michael did not and then out of nowhere, Lisa Marie filed for divorce and how devastated Michael was. I did not see how any of that had to do with the case in hand but leave it to Karen to let everyone know about Michael's personal business. Typical unprofessional behavior. Also, she lied and stated that she was "let go" and was not fired. Well, being let go means that a person was fired. It does not matter if she was freelanced or not. However, this is not about Karen's working skills with Michael, this is about what she stated about Debbie Rowe and why I feel what she stated was the most important thing she stated throughout her whole testimony. Karen stated that Jim Morey and Debbie told her to bring package of vials on the Dangerous tour. I also noticed that Karen stated that she had conversations with family members about Michael's issues with drugs but when Michael was in trouble during the This Is It productions, Karen never warned or notified his family about what those people were doing to him. I will explain more in a few.
In the testimony, Karen stated that basically Debbie was practically behind her firing and when Michael found out that Karen was fired, he wanted to know why. When Karen returned, Debbie told her everything and why she wanted Karen to go. She stated that she thought that Michael liked Karen more than he liked her and that she revealed to Karen that she was in love with Michael and wanted to be with him. I know that many fans have an issue with Karen, me included, but this was the only time that I truly believe that Karen was telling the truth here. Debbie is immature, lame, pathetic and has a mind of a 15 year old. If Debbie could not be mature enough to accept the fact that Michael was never in love with her, why would she ruin someone's livelihood over something that she cannot control???? This type of behavior could explain a lot of foolishness that Debbie displays on her twitter account when it comes to arguing and cursing out fans and calling Michael a "manwhore" among other zany things that she has stated and done over the years. When Karen returned to working with Michael, Debbie apologized to her while Michael was there. You can read the rest of Karen's testimony on here -
I would comment more about the things that Karen stated in her testimony but the fact that she never notified the family about what AEG was doing to Michael, I just could not be bothered by what she stated in the courtroom. A week ago, I stumbled upon an image of an email that Karen sent to the late Frank Dileo in regards to Michael's health. I was so furious when I read this that I wanted to scream. Here is the image:
"Can I file a complaint without giving my name?
A complaint can be filed anonymously; however, the Board has a difficult time investigating these complaints. If the Board is unable to obtain documentation or evidence of the complaint allegations, the complaint may not be able to be pursued. The Board does accept complaints from individuals who wish to designate themselves as "confidential informants." A "code name" can be used which would allow investigative personnel to discuss the allegations with the "complainant" without disclosing the individual's name. But, again, if medical records are required, the patient's name will have to be disclosed to the physician."
"I have heard that Dr. X is prescribing large amounts of pain medication to people who are addicted to this medication. Will the Board investigate Dr. X?
This concern can be investigated by the Board. However, to investigate a physician's care/treatment, the Board needs information on a patient or patients. The Board can't assess the "quality" of care without focusing on a particular patient, as the Board has no authority to audit or review a physician's medical records without patient consent (or a subpoena which needs to be specific to a patient). If you have any information which you think would be helpful or if you know of any patients who are willing to cooperate with our investigation, please feel free to contact the Board at 800-633-2322 or file a complaint with the Board."
"Will the doctor know I have filed a complaint?
The "source" of the complaint information (the complainant) is confidential and is not disclosed by the Medical Board. However, if the complaint deals with your care and treatment, the Board's staff will request a copy of your medical records so the physician involved knows that a complaint has been filed regarding your treatment. He/she will not be told who filed the complaint."
"The Internal Revenue Service is seeking more than $700 million in tax penalties from Jackson’s estate, and after a U.S. Tax Court challenge last month from the estate, the government has now released valuations on everything from the car to his business interests and property.
The IRS valued his estate at more than $1.1 billion and said executors significantly undervalued his property, resulting in a tax deficiency of more than $505 million and additions to tax of more than $196 million, Bloomberg BNA reported."
"Of particular note is the different valuation of Jackson’s “image and likeness.” While the estate claimed a value of a mere $2,105, the IRS determined a value of more than $434 million."Can you imagine Michael being worth under $3,000????? After everything he has done in his career and life? The nerve. These executors need to be investigated by the feds as soon as possible. I can't even with these clowns right now. I can't.
Where was Tomhe Tomhe in all of this? He seems never to be found in anything regarding this nightmare that he helped created. Without Jermaine Jackson putting Tomhe Tomhe in Michael's life which led to AEG which led to his murder, we would not know who the hell was Tohme Tohme. Imagine if he were to testify - he would have been throwing people under the bus just to save face. I wanted him to testify so I would know his role in Michael's life and why did Michael wanted nothing to do with him based on the notes that Michael written that was released during the trial.
I stated earlier in the post about the Jackson family and I made it no secret how I felt about his family. Let me get into the testimonies of certain family members that I actually like: Katherine, Michael Jr., and Paris. Katherine, bless her heart, a true mother who loved her son so much and would do anything for her child. She has been through a lot of backlash for bringing the case forward because she wanted justice for her son. We have to all understand that Justice for Michael was not completed when Conrad Murray was convicted of manslaughter. Justice for Michael is completed when the truth is out there in regards to what happened to Michael when he was living and what happened to Michael when he was murdered. Part of Justice for Michael is the Wrongful Death lawsuit/trial. Katherine did this like any other family did this when they believed that their loved one was murdered or died in the hands of someone or an entity. Case in point, I was on my way to work last week when I picked up the paper and lo and behold, there was an article talking about a widow filing a Wrongful Death Suit against a company. I kept the article because I knew I was going to use this for a future blog post. This is what was stated:
Information from the State of California Medical Board - Complaints:
The IRS on the Michael Jackson Estate: