LOS ANGELES, CA – Maybe in four months Michael Jackson will truly be able to rest in peace.
That’s how long the wrongful death trial against AEG Live is expected to take.
Dr. Conrad Murray is already sitting in prison for involuntary manslaughter for giving the pop icon a lethal dose of Propofol.
Now Jackson’s mother Katherine and his kids are claiming AEG Live, the company that promoted MJ’s 2009 comeback tour, is also at fault for his death for hiring and supervising Murray.
AEG Live’s defense is that they never had a contract with Murray.
“He was chosen by Michael Jackson, he’d be there at Michael Jackson’s behest, he’d be Michael Jackson’s doctor alone; that this was only being done because Michael Jackson asked for it; Michael Jackson was the only person who could get rid of him at will,” said Marvin Putnam, attorney for AEG Live.
Jackson’s heirs are also after the billions of dollars he would have earned from AEG Live and the tour.
We’ll see if this really is it.