Katherine Jackson, mother of the late singer Michael Jackson, denied and criticized the charges against her on alleged “extortion” to the concert promoter AEG Live to get money from the company at the expense of Michael Jackson.
Katherine would have sued the company for presumed fraud and negligence in providing proper medical care for her son. However, the jury in the civil trial denied Jackson’s demand, ruling that AEG Live was not responsible for the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, so they canceled the multi-million dollar compensation payment.
At the end of the lawsuit, the court held that AEG Live hired the cardiologist Conrad Murray, sentenced in 2011 to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death, but determined that the doctor was not incompetent a priori to do his job.
It is still unknown whether Jackson will appeal the jury’s decision.