Looks like the drama surrounding Michael Jackson‘s death continues to get shadier and shadier by the day. We have received word that CNN has obtained records of a claim filed by the California Medical Board claiming that AEG (the promoters behind MJ’s “This Is It” Tour) forced Dr. Conrad Murray to heavily sedate the King of Pop after the performer began to lose focus in concert rehearsals and stopped sleeping. Continue reading to get the scoop…
According to the 169-page complaint, filed by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson, Michael had only sporadically attended rehearsals for the show, leading to a showdown with Michael Jackson on June 18 in which an AEG exec allegedly threatened to “pull the plug” on Jackson’s rented home and fire Dr. Murray.
The complaint alleges Murray — who was allegedly promised $150,000 a month by AEG — immediately began fueling Jackson with heavy sedatives, including Valium, Ativan, Versed and Propofol so the singer could sleep. As we first reported, Murray gave Jackson Propofol virtually every night for six weeks — until Michael died.
The complaint alleges AEG knew the dangers of Murray’s treatment but ordered full steam ahead. And, according to the complaint, AEG turned a blind eye to Murray’s request for life saving equipment. The complaint claims AEG was effectively practicing medicine without a license, by forcing Murray to take radical medical steps to protect the show. The complaint claims, “Had AEG not violated California law and fulfilled its promise to provide Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation equipment and a nurse, Michael Jackson would not have died on June 25th.”
This is a mess. If AEG did indeed do this, it could potentially put the well-known company into the dirt, which is what they rightfully deserve. You don’t kill the King of Pop and get away with it!