Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's bodyguard not surprise at case result

Michael Jackson's former bodyguard wasn't surprised his family lost their court case against AEG Live.

Matt Fiddes, who worked for the late star briefly in 2002, predicted the jury's decision before the trial kicked off five months ago, as he believed Michael's mother Katherine - who accused the company of negligently hiring Dr. Conrad Murray - had filed for a case too big with little evidence to go on.

Speaking on ITV's 'Daybreak', he said: ''She's a lovely lady and very soft hearted and I just feel sorry for Katherine because she's been through so much pain throughout her life, it's just been one thing after the other and I think everything rested on this case.''

The jury, comprised of six men and six women, decided within just six days that Dr. Murray - who is currently in jail for the involuntary manslaughter of the 'Thriller' hitmaker, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in 2009 - was competent for the job of looking after Michael that he was hired for.

Matt added: ''I'm surprised how quick it [the verdict] came back. I mean as soon as I heard that it'd come back so quick I knew that they had most likely lost but it was a long shot, there's no doubt about it. It was a long shot and no, I wasn't surprised at all.''

Katherine, 83, and the Jackson family were suing the company for not carrying out background checks on Murray before hiring ahead of Michael's 'This Is It' residency, which would have seen him perform 50 concerts at The O2 venue in London.

However, AEG Live argued they had nothing to do with Michael's drug use and were unaware he was receiving a nightly dose of Propofol - which is not normally used outside of hospitals - for insomnia from Dr. Murray.

The disgraced physician was sentenced to four years for his role in the King of Pop's death, but it was recently revealed that he could be released as early as October 28 due to his good behaviour.


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rosemary moly gomes

Dear Ms smith & Yanni...you both are right.People must think twis about anything they said for MJ & Murry have to complete 4 years as it is nothing what he done...& I want more investigation as I feel he was murdered by Big plan.We alwas be with MJ & his family.Love U more Mike.

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Ms Smith

I know @Yanni54, I can only hope that someone will read my comments to get the real facts while calling out this site and their BS at the same time. Thanks for always being on side of truth!

10 months 2 days ago
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pj620

When did Fiddes pick up his Juris Doctorate? Funny, Tom Mesereau, who is an actual attorney as well as someone who actually knew Michael Jackson, did not predict this outcome for the case and has some disagreement with it.

10 months 2 days ago
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reniatko

he just met Michael for a very short time and now he claming that Michael was his friend!, yea SURE. Just shut up stupid moron. You don't know nothing about Michael and his life. Hate those fucking leeches.

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YANNI54

Nope!! Conrad Murray is being released early because of lack of space, not because of good behavior. It had already been decided a long time ago that he would get 4 years yet will only serve 2 years and PEOPLE HAVE THE GULL TO WONDER WHY MS. KATHERINE IS PISSED AND IS DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO GET JUSTICE FOR HER DEAD CHILD SINCE HIS KILLER BASICALLY GOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR SUCH A HORRIBLE CRIME? You can kill the most FAMOUS person on the entire planet and all you get is 4 years. Instead of letting him out after only two years, I would like to know why he couldn't have been put in another jail if they "didn't" or "couldn't" house him for the remainder of his given sentence? I would think that Michael Jackson's life was worth at least a complete 4 year sentence! Ms. Smith you are on the wrong site if you are looking for true facts when it comes to anyone in the Jackson family. This site thrives on tabloid stories, especially if it comes from overseas. The SUN, the Inquirer and TMZ are their main sources. MJ and his family never gets a fair shake from Contact Music so complaining to them is a total waste of your time.

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Ms Smith

Matt Fiddes was never his bodyguard! When are you stupid tabloids going to get your info right. Yes he "claims" to be his bodyguard but he is a con-artist and you guys need to stop spreading this lie! (This dude Matt only held MJ's umbrella for a few days folks, he wasn't a close friend, he wasn't a bodyguard, he wasn't an insider!) Do your research, especially when it comes to MJ and the people around him!

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