Email: AEG Live pushed Michael Jackson’s doctor

Jackson in 1997
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Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician for pop star Michael Jackson who allegedly prescribed too-high doses of too-strong drugs that ultimately caused Jackson’s death, was apparently under pressure from Jackson’s concert promoter, an email shows.

The email, written by AEG Live Co-CEO Paul Gongaware to show director Kenny Ortega, told Ortega to remind Murray “that it is AEG, not MJ, who is paying his salary. We want to
remind him what is expected of him.”

The email was in reference to the previous day, when Murray had decided to hold Jackson out of concert rehearsal because of his poor health. 

In a wrongful death suit, Jackson’s heirs apparently plan to argue that AEG’s pressure on Murray led Murray to ask too much of Jackson.

See the story at CNN.