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Jury Rules AEG Live Executives Not Liable For Michael Jackson's Death

October 2nd, 2013 11:59pm EDT
Michael Jackson
After three days of deliberations, the 12-person jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has ruled that executives of concert promoter AEG Live are not responsible for the singer's 2009 death.

While the jury ruled that the concert promoter did hire Dr. Conrad Murray to care for Jackson during his planned 50 show London concert residency in 2009, they also ruled that he wasn't "unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired".

Jackson's mother Katherine filed the suit on September 15, 2010, claiming that AEG Live negligently hired Dr. Murray, who is currently servi...
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Judge Dismisses AEG Live Executives From Michael Jackson Lawsuit

September 10th, 2013 8:18am EDT
Katherine Jackson
The judge overseeing the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has dismissed two AEG Live executives, ruling that there was not enough evidence to suggest they had negligently hired convicted physician Conrad Murray as the singer's doctor.

Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware were excused from the trial, which has been going on for four months. Both men denied any wrongdoing in their testimony.

However, the singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, has not dropped her case against AEG Live. Her lawyers still insist AEG Live hired Murray, who is currently imprisoned after he was convicted of adminis...
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Katherine Jackson Hated Her Grandchildren's Face Masks

August 27th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Remember when Michael Jackson's kids paraded around in public wearing face masks? Their grandmother Katherine wasn't a fan of the bizarre accessories and ditched them as soon as she started taking care of the children.

The King of Pop famously put veils on the faces of Prince, Paris and Blanket (now 16, 15, and 11 years old) to make sure no one knew what they looked like.

Although it was her son's intention was to ensure his family's privacy, Katherine Jackson decided to get rid of the masks after she assumed legal guardianship following the singer's death in 2009 from an accidental overd...
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Katherine Jackson On Granddaughter Paris' Recovery: 'She Is Doing Much Better'

August 27th, 2013 1:49pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mom Katherine Jackson maintains the King of Pop's daughter Paris is "in a good place" as she battles her inner demons in a treatment facility.

In June, the 15 year old was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital amid rumors of a suicide attempt, and after more than a month in the unit she was transferred to a secluded residential facility specializing in treating depressed teenagers.

Her grandmother Katherine has now spoken out to reveal Paris, who kept a collage of photographs of her late father on her bedroom wall, is recovering well and is expected to return home by Decemb...
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Katherine Jackson Brought To Tears During Cirque Du Soleil Premiere Of 'Michael Jackson ONE'

July 1st, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Prince Jackson and Katherine Jackson
Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's mother Katherine was brought to tears at the Las Vegas premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson ONE" at the Mandalay Bay Resort on Saturday night.

The family's matriarch was joined by sons Tito, Marlon and Jackie along with grandsons Prince Michael and Prince Michael II aka Blanket. Jackson's troubled granddaughter Paris wasn't in attendance.

"It was hard - just like it is now to talk about it. I can't find words to describe how I felt - it brought tears to my eyes," she tells Access Hollywood, "It was one of the best shows I've ever seen. Very go...
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Prince Jackson Gives Shocking Testimony In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

June 26th, 2013 10:36pm EDT
Prince Jackson
Michael Jackson's son Prince testified against AEG Live on Wednesday in the ongoing wrongful death brought against the concert promoter by the late singer's mother Katherine.

The 16-year-old revealed that his father would regularly break down in tears over the pressure he felt while rehearsing for his "This Is It" concert residency at London's O2 Arena. Prince shocked the courtroom by saying that his father feared that the event would result in his death.

Princes says he witnessed many phone conversation his father had with AEG executives, some of which caused enough stress to make the Ki...
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Paris Jackson To Remain In Grandmother's Care

June 25th, 2013 9:09pm EDT
Paris Jackson
Michael Jackson's troubled teen daughter Paris will remain under the care of her grandmother in light of her suicide attempt earlier this month.

A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday -- the four year anniversary of Jackson's death -- that Katherine Jackson would retain custody of the late King of Pop's daughter, along with his two sons, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II, aka Blanket.

15-year-old Paris was hospitalized on June 5 after attempting to cut her wrist with a meat cleaver and taking a handful of Motrin pain pills at the family's Calabasas, Calif., home. Judge Mitchell Beckloff ...
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Family Against Paris Jackson's Biological Mother Debbie Rowe Becoming Her Legal Guardian

June 11th, 2013 12:50pm EDT
Paris Jackson
The family of late singer Michael Jackson has spoken out about the prospect of Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of two of Jackson's children, taking custody of daughter Paris in the wake of her recent suicide attempt, but ultimately it's up to her to decide if she wants to live with her biological mother or not.

While Rowe hasn't made any attemtps or mentions of becoming her daughter's legal guardian, members of the Jackson family have made it clear that they will fight Rowe "tooth and nail" if she tries to win custody of Paris and/or son "Prince" Michael, according to TMZ.com.

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AEG Live CEO Calls Katherine Jackson's Lawsuit 'Preposterous' And 'Extortion'

June 5th, 2013 9:07pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
The CEO of AEG Live is fighting back after his company was sued for the wrongful death of Michael Jackson by his mother, Katherine.

Katherine is seeking up to $40 billion in damages and filed the suit jointly with Michael's children Prince Michael and Paris.

The New York Daily News reports that Katherine's lawyer asked AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, “You think this case is a baseless extortion, a shakedown of AEG Live?”

Phillips Replied, "Yes or no answer? Yes."

The lawsuit is now in its sixth week in court, with Jackson's side contending the company should have run a background check on ...
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Michael Jackson Trial: Katherine Jackson's Lawyers Object To AEG Live Giving Candy To Jurors

May 22nd, 2013 10:51am EDT
Katherine Jackson
The trial over the wrongful death of pop star Michael Jackson took a strange turn on Tuesday when lawyers for the defendant, AEG Live, handed out peppermint candy to the jury.

Jackson's mother Katherine, the lead plaintiff in the case, even enjoyed a piece of the candy -- but her lawyer didn't -- he raised an objection, claiming that jurors on the case might be influenced by the gesture, according to CNN.

Ultimately both sides reached a compromise. Now any snacks brought in for the jury must be done so before the jurors enter the courtroom so that they don't know the source of the treats....
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Sharon Osbourne To Testify In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial

May 2nd, 2013 5:39pm EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne has been subpoenaed to testify in the wrongful death trial of pop superstar Michael Jackson.

Opening statements in the case were held on Monday and Tuesday in the case between Jackson's mother Katherine and concert promoters AEG Live in Los Angeles County Superior Court, and the rock matriarch was served with papers asking her to testify on the plaintiff's behalf.

Osbourne is believed to have evidence supporting Katherine Jackson's claims that AEG Live was ignored her son's health concerns while they organized his "This Is It" comeback concerts.

"There were certain people...
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Diana Ross, Prince And Spike Lee Added To Witness List In Michael Jackson Civil Suit

April 11th, 2013 10:01am EDT
Diana Ross
Diana Ross has been added to the long list of stars set to take the witness stand in the Jackson family's upcoming lawsuit against AEG Live.

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and the late pop star's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, have a accused the concert promoter with Jackson's wrongful death, claiming that they were negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in jail in November 2011.

The plaintiff's attorneys have argued that AEG Live wasn't thorough enough in its background check of the cardiol...
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Katherine Jackson Demands Paternity Evidence Dropped

March 19th, 2013 11:02am EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother is demanding lawyers drop evidence relating to the singer's paternity of his three children from her upcoming court battle against concert giants AEG Live.

Katherine Jackson is suing promoters behind the King of Pop's doomed This Is It comeback concerts, claiming they were negligent in ignoring life-threatening health concerns.

Now, the 82-year-old family matriarch has filed a motion asking the judge presiding over the wrongful death case to ban evidence about the conception of Jackson's kids, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.

Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe is...
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Katherine Jackson Seeks $40 Billion In Wrongful Death Trial

March 17th, 2013 6:30pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother is demanding a massive $40 billion from concert promoters AEG for the King of Pop's death.

The superstar's mom Katherine filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live in 2010, claiming the giants behind her son's doomed comeback shows were negligent in ignoring life-threatening health concerns going on behind closed doors.

Last month, a U.S. judge ruled the case will go to trial - and now newly obtained legal papers suggest Katherine wants the entertainment bosses to pay in excess of $40 billion.

According to TMZ.com, the documents stipulate that Jackson's thre...
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Katherine Jackson Reinstated As Joint Guardian Of Michael's Children

August 2nd, 2012 3:01pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother has been reinstated as his three kids' guardian after agreeing to share the responsibility with her grandson TJ.

A Los Angeles judge suspended Katherine Jackson as the primary care giver of Prince, Paris and Blanket, and appointed Tito Jackson's 34-year-old son as their temporary guardian amid a family feud, which began when the matriarch was reported missing last month.

The 82 year old returned to the Calabasas, California home she shares with the youngsters after a 10-day "vacation" at an Arizona resort. The veteran had initially vowed to fight the court rulin...
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Jermaine Jackson: 'We Are One Family And We Will Heal'

July 30th, 2012 4:19pm EDT
Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson has assured fans an alleged feud between his family members has come to an end.

The singer took to the stage at a concert in Saratoga, California, on Friday and ensured devotees the family is working together following a 10-day stand-off surrounding the whereabouts and wellbeing of matriarch Katherine Jackson, 82.

He said, "We are a family... sometimes it seems to get complicated. We're one... the Jackson family is one. We are one family and we will heal, I promise you."

The star's mother, who was in the audience with her late son Michael's children Prince, Paris and ...
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Katherine Jackson To Share Guardianship Of Grandchildren With TJ

July 28th, 2012 10:19am EDT
Katherine Jackson
After she was temporarily stripped of the responsibility, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has agreed to share guardianship of her son's three children.

On Wednesday, a judge suspended Katherine Jackson as the prime carer of her grandkids Prince, Paris and Blanket. Tito Jackson's son TJ was given temporary guardianship amidst a family feud, which began when the matriarch was reported missing last weekend.

On Thursday, after a 10-day "vacation" at an Arizona resort, Katherine, 82, returned to the Calabasas, California, home she shares with the children. She vowed to fight the court rulin...
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Paris Jackson: Brother Prince's Tweet Was 'True'

July 27th, 2012 9:38am EDT
Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson, 14, insists a tweet her brother Prince, 15, posted yesterday was genuine. Early Thursday morning Michael Jackson's eldest son tweeted that he was unhappy with the way he and his siblings had been treated by his aunts and uncles during the recent drama about his grandmother Katherine Jackson's whereabouts.

Katherine was reported missing last weekend. After a 10-day "short vacation" in Arizona she returned to the Calabasas home she shares with her grandchildren.

Prince's tweet read: "As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holdin...
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Michael Jackson's Nephew TJ Awarded Temporary Guardianship Of His Kids

July 25th, 2012 11:07pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's nephew, TJ Jackson has been appointed the guardian of the late King Of Pop's three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, following a controversy related to mother Katherine Jackson's recent "disappearance."

Conflicting reports over Katherine's whereabouts last week spurred a judge to suspend her guardianship of the three children and hand the responsibility to their cousin TJ -- Tito Jackson's son.

The 82-year-old Jackson matriarch was reported missing last weekend by her nephew Trent, and Paris even posted to her Twitter account that she hadn't seen her grandmother in a...
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Jermaine Jackson Says His Mother Katherine Is 'De-Stressing' At Sister Rebbie's Home

July 23rd, 2012 9:11am EDT
Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson has dismissed ongoing reports suggesting his mother Katherine is missing, insisting she is "safe and well" at her daughter Rebbie's home in Arizona and staying away from phones and computers in a bid to "de-stress."

A missing persons report is said to have been filed in California on Saturday after members of the Jackson clan were unable to get in touch with the matriarch for a week, and Michael Jackson's daughter Paris took to Twitter.com in a bid to track down her grandmother.

She tweeted, "Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't spoken with her in a week... I want h...
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Katherine Jackson Reported Missing; Jermaine Jackson Insists She's 'Fine'

July 22nd, 2012 11:31am EDT
Katherine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson has spoken out to clear up reports his mother Katherine is missing, insisting the 82 year old is "fine" and "resting up."

A missing persons report was filed at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office on Saturday after members of the Jackson clan were unable to get in touch with Katherine for a week.

Jermaine moved swiftly to clear up rumors about the family matriarch, who he says is recovering in Arizona.

In posts on Twitter.com, he writes, "I want to reassure everyone... that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us... This is our mother ...
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Paris Jackson Slams Uncle Randy For Spreading Rumors About Her Grandmother

July 19th, 2012 8:20am EDT
Paris Jackson
The Jackson family is fighting over a letter that allegedly "leaked" online earlier this week, and Michael's daughter Paris, 14, is particularly annoyed with her Uncle Randy.

In the letter, Randy, Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie reportedly demand that John Branca and John McClain resign from their positions as the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate.

The Jackson family claim Branca and McClain's actions have resulted in Katherine Jackson becoming so stressed out that she had a mini-stroke.

On Twitter, Randy posted, "We ask that everyone respects that this is a serious matter that wi...
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Michael Jackson's Glove To Be Enshrined In Cement Outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre

January 5th, 2012 3:33pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's signature jeweled glove and one of his performance shoes are to be planted into the cement outside Hollywood landmark the Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

The King of Pop's three children, his mother Katherine and other members of the Jackson clan will help cement the late singer's place in history during a spectacular hand and footprint ceremony on January 26th.

Prince, Paris and Blanket will select the shoe that will be used for the event and the Jackson estate will donate one of the singer's sequined gloves.

The cast of Cirque de Soleil's acclaimed Jackson tribute show,...
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Child Expert Urges Conrad Murray Trial Judge To Meet Michael Jackson's Kids In Private

October 19th, 2011 10:26pm EDT
Michael Jackson
A top Beverly Hills child psychotherapist has urged the judge overseeing Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial not to put Michael Jackson's teenage kids on the stand - if they're called to testify about their father's death.

As proceedings get underway again on Wednesday after a two-day delay, reports suggest Jackson's eldest child, 14-year-old Prince, has met with prosecutors and pundits watching the trial suggest he may become a key witness.

On Tuesday, the boy's grandmother, Katherine Jackson, told CNN that Prince would not be testifying in court - and author and child exp...
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Estate Loan Helps Katherine Jackson Pay Off Lengthy Concert Lawsuit

October 5th, 2011 11:01pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother has been granted a $6 million loan to help settle a long-running legal battle over a string of scrapped King of Pop concerts in South Korea.

Attorneys for the Segye Times sued the late singer, his mother Katherine, father Joe and brother Jermaine in 1990 over claims the family members failed to honor a deal to stage a series of gigs in the Far East.

Publishers allegedly paid the Jacksons $5.5 million for the shows and took the matter to trial in February 1992. The "Thriller" hitmaker settled the claims against him outside of court that same year, but a court rulin...
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Michael Jackson's Family Attend World Premiere Of Cirque Du Soleil Spectacular

October 3rd, 2011 8:04pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's family took a break from the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray on Sunday to attend the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's highly-anticipated King of Pop tribute.

Following his death in 2009, Jackson's estate executors signed a deal with Cirque producers to put on an acrobatic stage spectacular featuring the Thriller hitmaker's songs, and the $60 million Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour kicked off in Montreal, Canada over the weekend.

The pop superstar's older brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson were all in attendance at the Bell center, along with their mother Kat...
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Eerie Michael Jackson Audio Played In Court As Manslaughter Trial Gets Underway

September 27th, 2011 7:41pm EDT
Michael Jackson
A recording of an eerie cell phone chat between Michael Jackson and his personal physician was played to jurors as Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial got underway in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Prosecutor David Walgren, Los Angeles' Deputy District Attorney, played the tape during a highly-charged morning in court, during which he also showed showed jurors a photo of Jackson's lifeless body on a gurney.

The King of Pop died of an overdose of anesthetic Propofol and Walgren and his team hope to prove that Murray was the man who administered the fatal injection in June, 2009.

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Jermaine Jackson Praises Dad For Keeping The Family Together

September 17th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson has heaped praise on his father for keeping him and his siblings away from trouble and out of prison.

Joe Jackson has often come under fire for his strictness as the man behind the Jacksons and for the beatings and corporal punishment he used to dish out - but his son insists he was a good father.

The singer says, "We had a raw talent and it was up to my father to cultivate it... and show us how to achieve greatness if we listened and took direction and worked hard.

"Kids were coming over to the house and say can we come out to play, 'No, we have a talent show to do...' ...
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Jermaine Jackson Says Michael Missed A Meeting At The World Trade Center On 9/11

September 14th, 2011 9:00pm EDT
Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson has stunned fans of his late brother Michael by sensationally revealing the King of Pop was supposed to be in The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when hijacked planes were flown into the Twin Towers.

Promoting his new book, "You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes," on TV news show Access Hollywood on Wednesday, Jermaine explained a tired Michael slept through a number of early appointments - and one could have been fatal.

He said, "My mother had stayed up with him all the way until four in the morning and he just slept; he missed his appointments, w...
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Michael Jackson's Mother & Kids To Receive $30 Million From Estate

September 14th, 2011 8:56am EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mom and his three kids are set for a $30 million windfall thanks to the cash the King of Pop's estate executors have been able to rake in since the pop star's death in 2009.

John Branca and John McClain have asked legal permission to hand over the fortune to the Michael Jackson Trust for the benefit of Katherine Jackson and her grandkids Paris, Prince and Blanket, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.com.

According to the paperwork, the estate generated more than $310 million in gross revenues as of December 31, 2010.

In addition to funding the trust, the execut...
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