Katherine Jackson may not have won the legal battle against AEG Live regarding the wrongful death of her son and the late pop star Michael Jackson, but she remains positive, acknowledging that this was a quest for truth all along.
It has been five months of tearful testimonies but at the end of it all the jury found that AEG was not responsible for the King of Pop’s death because Dr. Conrad Murray was not an incompetent doctor.
While he caved in to pressure to make his celebrity client happy, AEG can’t be held responsible for Dr. Murray’s bad decision, the jury found.
“He wasn’t unfit, the jury said, or incompetent,” one insider told Fox. “He simply caved to his famous patient’s demands.”
The Jackson family’s legal loss means they won’t be receiving a single dime from AEG Live, although they were initially asking for billions from the concert promoter.
“They were counting on at least $2 billion, so there’s no question that those who wanted this suit are devastated,” another source from Fox added.
Despite the monetary loss, Katherine Jackson kept her head up after the verdict as best as she could.
The legal guardian of Michael’s children said that she is content that the truth has finally been revealed.
While AEG denied they even hired Murray, the jury found that the company did indeed hire the doctor for Michael.
“We have said from the beginning that this case was a search for the truth,” Katherine said. “We found the truth. AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray, the man who is in jail for killing Michael Jackson.”
“The jury’s decision completely vindicates AEG Live, confirming what we have known from the start – that although Michael Jackson’s death was a terrible tragedy, it was not a tragedy of AEG Live’s making,” said Marvin Putnam, a member of AEG Live’s legal team.
Another member of the legal team, Gregg Barden, said he doesn’t necessarily feel victorious in a case as tragic as this.
“We don’t walk away thinking it was a victory on one side or the other,” Barden said. “It was a tragic situation.”
AEG Live might not feel like they walked away with anything, but the Jackson family is walking away with nothing and that has turned into a major concern for the family.
Sources claimed that Michael’s family needed that money and that the public has no idea what their financial situation will really be like after Katherine passes away.
“Katherine wanted the money because the Jacksons don’t have what people think they do,” the source said. “She gets money from the estate as does Prince, Paris, and Blanket. But once Katherine dies, she has nothing to leave her children, Jermaine, Jackie… There is now going to be a lot of in-house fighting.”
Of course, it shouldn’t be up to Katherine to leave behind enough money for the Jackson family to continue living a lavish lifestyle for the rest of their lives. If money is an issue, then the famous family needs to look for their own business ventures that don’t involve capitalizing on their famous brother or his tragic death.
Besides, not all the Jackson family members are pressed for cash. Janet Jackson is married to 37-year-old billionaire Wissam Al Mana and the couple are rumored to be making plans to adopt children soon.