Michael Jackson fans sue Conrad Murray for emotional distress, and win


Five Michael Jackson fans have been awarded one euro each by a French court for the “emotional damage” they suffered after his death.

The case reviewed lawsuits filed by 34 fans against Conrad Murray, who was in charge of caring for the pop star. Murray was jailed in 2011 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson’s death. 

Conrad Murray freed due to prison overpopulation


In just a couple of weeks, the man convicted of murdering the “King of Pop” will walk free.

Conrad Murray is set to be released from prison on October 28, completing his sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson.

From TMZ:

Michael Jackson‘s family is suffering its second crushing blow this month — Conrad Murray is about to be a free man … and Jermaine Jackson says it’s almost too much for them to handle. “It’s not about the money. This guy is walking this month. He’s walking free this month!”

Michael Jackson lawsuit verdict expected soon

A verdict in the wrongful death suit regarding Michael Jackson could come as soon as next week.

Jackson’s family alleges that AEG Live controlled too much of the star’s assets and personal life.

In their suit against the company, they contend that AEG “negligently hired Conrad Murray,” ignoring Jackson’s failing health.

The damages could exceed $1 billion if AEG is found guilty.

‘Smoking Gun’ Email Revealed in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

A potentially damning email will serve as the core of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and his children.

A judge recently unveiled text of an email from the CEO of AEG Live, the concert promotion company behind Jackson’s This is It tour that was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2009.

A portion of the message released implies that Dr. Conrad Murray – who was Jackson’s doctor and is serving a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter – was pressured into getting Michael Jackson to rehearse in spite of concerns regarding the singer’s health:

Seeing Michael Jackson Coming

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve always taken Michael Jackson’s optimism and musical happiness for granted. Black folks especially, at least those in my circle, praise his artful force for party R&B songs like “Shake Your Body” and “Remember the Time”. Not much has been said, however, about Mike’s collection of sorrow songs that increase with every album release. He was familiar with the Blues tradition—whereas sorrow usually came in the form of relationship problems—yet post Off the Wall, we see the King of Pop really examine his own unhappiness. The music, growing into its raspy tone and its realistic perspective about the world, stems from Michael Jackson’s silence in his youth. 

Our Souls When The Music Stops and the Paint Dries

The deaths of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse were two traumatic events in my life. What’s interesting however, is that I’ve never met them, let alone have even a superficial conversation with them. Yet, there’s something about the artist-fan relationship that makes us feel so connected to practical strangers that we shed a tear when they go on. I suspect that it has something to do with the new personal experience of music (thanks to mp3 players and compact speaker systems) and the ability to correspond music with maturity.

VIDEO: Michael Jackson "Remember The Time"


Yesterday, Michael Jackson’s former physician Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the pop mega-star’s untimely death in 2009.

The entire situation is terribly sad, and no amount of jail time will bring Michael back. But at least we have his incredible music to enjoy.

Check out the classic (John Singleton-directed) MJ video for “Remember The Time” below!


Have a great Wednesday, people!