Michael Jackson - Us Concert Giant Seeks Access To Michael Jackson Manuscripts Written By Brother Jermaine13 September 2012
Us Concert Giant Seeks Access To Michael Jackson Manuscripts Written By Brother Jermaine
One of Americas biggest concert giants, AEG Live has requested legal permission to have access to Jermaine Jackson's book drafts and manuscripts, regarding his late brother Michael Jackson. AEG claim that the evidence within the manuscripts are necessary in order that they may defend themselves against the lawsuit brought against them by Michael's mother Katherine Jackson, Washington Post have reported.
Katherine Jackson has filed a suit against the company, claiming that they "failed to properly supervise Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter," leading to Michael Jackson's death in June 2009. AEG claim that Jermaine Jackson's book, entitled Legacy: Surviving the Best and the Worst, includes information about Michael Jackson's alleged long-term addiction to prescription medicine and could be considered a Michael Jackson biography. Jermaine's manuscripts are not covered by the protections afforded to investigative journalists, so AEG have been forced to ask a judge to order the release of the materials.
Jermaine's lawyer, Kevin Boyle, who also represents Katherine, was not immediately available for comment but Washington Post report that attorneys working on behalf of the Jacksons have called the request for information "overly broad" and described them as a "violation of the First Amendment." They also claim that if they handed over the papers, it would violate the privacy of Michael Jackson's children and other family members and state that it would constitute a "fishing expedition." Katherine Jackson sued AEG in September 2010. The case is scheduled for trial in April 2013.
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