Jackson’s Dad To Sue Doctor For Wrongful Death

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Joseph Jackson

With Conrad Murray finally charged for the death of Michael Jackson, those who’ve suffered the most from his alleged negligence are rushing to prepare to file wrongful death lawsuits against the doc. Oh, we’re not Michael’s kids—we mean his estranged father! Joe Jackson‘s lawyer has told TMZ the allegedly abusive papa will be suing for punitive damages, economic support, loss of companionship and loss of consortium (which doesn’t inherently refer to sex, folks, just a familial relationship). You may think the allegations are odd, considering MJ avoided all contact with dear old dad and left him out of his will—oh, the companionship he’s lost!—but then Joe doesn’t really like that will much either.

According to Murray’s lawyer, Joe’s welcome to chase whatever cash Murray has left once the Trial Of The 21st Century is over (“[this suit is] like throwing a bucket of water on a man drowning in the ocean”). Considering that we’re talking about a father who charged fans $3,000 to watch This Is It with him, don’t think Joe won’t take whatever he can get.

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