Michael Jackson - Ortega Fires Back At Jackson's Lawsuit

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The director of Michael Jackson's doomed comeback shows, Kenny Ortega, has filed court papers demanding to be removed from Katherine Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit.
The pop star's mother took legal action against bosses at AEG Live, the company in charge of the Thriller star's planned This Is It shows in London, for fraud and negligence.
Jackson accused AEG chiefs of failing to undertake background checks on her son's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who stands accused of administering the fatal dose of Propofol which killed the singer in June, 2009.
She also included producer/director Ortega as a defendant - and he's fighting to be disassociated from the lawsuit, according to TMZ.com.
He filed court papers earlier this week (begs03Jan11) asking to be removed as a defendant in Katherine's suit, claiming, "Kenneth Ortega is not alleged to be involved in the medical treatment or administration of drugs that allegedly caused Michael Jackson's death."
His lawyer says, "The naming of Kenneth Ortega as a defendant in this action, without any basis, without any substantive charging allegations against him, is a gross error."


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i think that michael jacksons family is intitlel to everything they can get from them people.i'm for the jackson family 180%
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The doctor is the one responsible for Michael well being that's why he was hired and paid lots of money by different sources.....Ortega is not a medical doctor, his business was not to see what went on with Dr. Murray and Michael...The doctor is totally responsible for neglecting his patient..............
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He pushed Michael too much. The work load on Michael was just too much. He didnt plan for all the shows, only a few.But they sold too many tickets
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I believe Kenny Ortega is innocent. He was called to MJ's home days before MJ. passed away and was attacked by AEG, and murray saying to Kenny that he wasn't a doctor or Psychologist and that Kenny shouldn't have sent MJ home when MJ was not feeling well. Those two didn't care if MJ was not well or not. They wanted him working!
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Michael personally recruited Kenny Ortega to direct TII because they were friends and Kenny had choreographed Michael’s Dangerous and HIStory world tours (1992-3 and 1996-7. During those tours Kenny accompanied Michael when he toured orphanages and children's hospitals. Kenny understands and highly respects Michael and I believe that Kenny Ortega had Michael's best interests at heart and he would never have done anything to harm Michael. I hope that Katherine removes him from the lawsuit,
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I agree, Abtlife. Kenny had worked with Michael for 15 years. Michael brought him into the O2 concert because he trusted him. He's the one that sent him home because he was sick and then got chastised by that c**kroach Murray. Ortega loved Michael. He understood him. He and Michael had a special relationship. Go back and look at the scene in TII where Michael sings to Kenny in Spanish "I just can't stop loving you." There was a deep bond of affection and respect between them. I hope Katherine reconsiders this. I know she's in pain but she's wrong about this one.
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i think michaels family should get something they lost there son murray should pay for it he calls himslf a doctor not a good one i sure wouldn't go to him even if he was the only doctor around there should be justice for michael jackson murray still has his life not michael murray neglected his patient murray is responsible for that
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