Michael Jackson's Past Likely to Play Major Part in AEG Wrongful Death Suit
As the Jackson family's wrongful death suit against AEG begins Tuesday, legal pundits surmise that lawyers for the defendant will point to Michael Jackson's history of drug use, his child molestation charges and various instances of his generally odd behavior over the years as evidence that he was responsible for his own death. "I don't know how you can't look to Mr. Jackson's responsibility there," AEG attorney Marvin Putnam tells CNN. "He was a grown man." At issue is whether the concert promoter was negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered a fatal dose of propofol to the King of Pop, who died June 25, 2009, just weeks before his comeback tour was scheduled to begin.