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Murray requests Joe Jackson lawsuit be dismissed

By | Published on Thursday 30 June 2011

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Conrad Murray has requested that the civil lawsuit being pursued against him by Michael Jackson’s father Joe be dismissed, arguing that he is not responsible for the late king of pop’s death, and that Joe doesn’t have a right to claim for damages in relation to his son’s death anyway.

Murray filed legal papers in relation to the previously reported Joe Jackson wrongful death lawsuit last week. Among the claims made in the papers is that Jackson was taking the drug that killed him – propofol – without the doctor’s knowledge or consent, and self-administered the shot that likely caused his death.

We are already expecting this claim to be at the heart of Murray’s defence in the linked criminal case against him. According to Bang Showbiz, the legal papers claim that Michael Jackson “clandestinely self-administered or self-ingested” the drugs that killed him and is therefore “comparatively responsible for his own death”.

The Murray papers also argue Joe Jackson doesn’t have the necessary legal standing to file a claim against the doctor, because MJ had cut his estranged father out of his will, and did not support him financially, although Jackson Snr has previously claimed that, in the years before his son’s death, he had actually received financial support from him.