“Dr.” Conrad Murray has been in prison for nearly two years after being found guilty of manslaughter over the death of Michael Jackson, but it’s looking like his time behind bars may be coming to an end and he’ll be released in October, about halfway through his four-year sentence.
The early release is apparently a reward for Murray’s “good behaviour” and also the overcrowding of California jails. That’s right – let’s let a bro convicted of manslaughter out of jail before we let the low-level “drug” criminals (read: marijuana) go. Really love the criminal justice system there. Let’s not forget that he’s not only had solitary confinement this whole time (which might seem like a punishment but has actually spared him the ass raping he surely would have had otherwise) and has had a TV and mobile phone. So really, it’s been a paid vacation that he gets to leave whenever he feels like it. Lesson learned, I’m sure.
Here’s more about Murray’s release, according to The Mirror:
Insiders revealed the family felt the medic “should serve his time for the crime”.
Katherine Jackson said: “It is not right I will never be able to see my son again, while his mother can see him.”
Murray has been in solitary confinement – but with a TV and a mobile phone in his cell – since he was jailed in November 2011.
Last night a source close to the doctor said: “He has been a model inmate and the authorities have granted him an early release due to that good behaviour and the overcrowded California jail system.”
Well, that’s just wonderful. Ain’t life wonderful and super fair?
July 28, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
A former bodyguard who worked with Michael Jackson while he was in the UK back in 2009 claims that the late popstar knew he was going to die and told him so just days before he actually did. Apparently Michael was afraid he wouldn’t see his kids grow up, and unfortunately, he was too right.
MJ’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes has revealed a shock new twist: Michael had chillingly predicted his own premature death and knew that he wouldn’t live long enough to see his children Paris, Prince Michael, 16, and Blanket, 11, grow up.
MJ made the emotional confession to his longstanding friend and former bodyguard Matt, 34, just three days before his death from a prescription drugs overdose on 25 June 2009.
Speaking to Now, Swindon-born Matt opens up about their last conversation and how Michael was secretly terrified that he hadn’t been a good dad.
‘Michael was like any dad who loved his children,’ says Matt.
‘He worried about them constantly. His kids were his life and his two eldest Prince and Paris were just about to enter their teens.
‘Michael realised that he’d never live long enough to see them grow into adults. With the pressure of his London comeback concerts and his poor health, Michael wasn’t in a good way at all.
‘The drugs and drinking had taken their toll on his body both mentally and physically. At his lowest ebb, when we spoke, he voiced his fears and just days later he passed.
‘The children were his life and he hated the fact that he wouldn’t be there to protect and nurture them. I think he felt he’d failed them.’
That’s a shame, if it’s actually true. Also, totally a different story than the one his ghost told. I feel bad even moreo given all the shit the kids have been through since he died, being bounced around between relatives who seem more concerned with getting hold of Michael’s money than they are about the kids’ well-being.
July 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Wade Robson is still fighting to sue (the very dead) Michael Jackson over child abuse allegations. Mr. Robson says that when he was a child, Mr. Jackson abused him and threatened him to keep quiet. Robson’s not stopping there. He claims that Jackson had a special sort of “child sex alarm” — an alarm near his bedroom that went off if people got too close to Michael while he was abusing children…or something. By the way, the term “sex alarm” and variations of it, are all TMZ’s creation. More from TMZ:
Michael Jackson went to great lengths to avoid being caught sexually abusing children … even installing an alarm to warn him whenever someone was approaching his bedroom — so claims Wade Robson in his latest complaint against the singer’s estate.
Robson just filed an amended complaint, claiming the alarm would go off whenever someone came within 30 feet of Jackson’s room. Robson claims Jackson also hung a “Do Not Disturb” sign on his bedroom door.
True or untrue, that is horrible. Logistically, how would someone even get that installed? But that’s not the right question to ask.
I don’t know what to believe in Robson’s case. Where do you guys stand?
July 2, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Conrad Murray is currently behind bars where his sorry excuse for a physician ass belongs, but a court case is still ongoing between Michael Jackson‘s estate and AEG, the concert promotion giant who basically tried to make millions off of the late star even if it killed him (and still after it did). Anyhoo, some weird ass “evidence” entered the courtroom this past week when Lionel Richie’s ex-wife (LOL why) Brenda Harvey claimed that Jacko’s ghost visited her and cleared up any confusion by insisting that his death was an accident. What in the actual fuck?
From The Sun:
AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips stunned the wrongful death trial by claiming Jacko had insisted from beyond the grave that his death was an accident — and cleared Dr Murray.
He told jurors at Los Angeles County Superior Court: “Brenda called me to tell me that she was in communications with Michael, either through a medium or directly.
“She said Michael told her it wasn’t Dr Murray’s fault — that he had accidentally killed himself.”
Many in the court burst into laughter, but judge Yvette Palazuelos let the testimony STAND.
Wow, that judge sounds way good at his/her job! Definitely capable of logical and rational thinking, to be sure! This case is going to turn out just fine! But wait, there’s more:
Phillips, who once managed chart star Lionel, was responding to questions about an email he sent in August 2009 suggesting Murray was not to blame for Jacko’s death at 50.
He wrote to an AEG colleague: “I think I know what MJ died of and this would exonerate Conrad.”
Phillips said he could not recall what he meant. But after questioning he offered up the spooky explanation.
A Jackson family lawyer objected, calling it triple hearsay as Phillips was relaying a conversation with Brenda, who had spoken to a medium who allegedly contacted the late singer. But the judge rejected this.
June 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Wade Robson, dancer, once said,
Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever. He is the reason I dance, the reason I make music, and one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of human kind.
But times have changed and now Robson is saying via his lawyer that Jackson was, “a monster”. It was about a decade ago that Robson testified on behalf of Jackson in an unrelated sexual abuse trial when he said that Jackson never molested him. Now he’s gotten a lawyer and seeking damages, alleging that Jackson actually did abuse him. So why is he coming forward now? Here’s what his lawyer’s saying, via TMZ:
Last year, on a career trajectory that was off the charts, he [Wade] collapsed under the stress and sexual trauma of what had happened to him for seven years as a child. … He lived with the brain washing by a sexual predator until the burden of it all crushed him.
That is absolutely terrible if this is what happened but one thing sounds really off about this and that’s the mention of Wade Robson’s “off the charts” 2012 career. I must have missed this this “trajectory” as I do not recall anyone talking about Wade Robson since he choreographed ‘Nysnc. And what does this have to do with his career anyway? Okay, I’m done now.
Perhaps another reason Robson didn’t say anything is because not only was he brainwashed, but that Jackson threatened him (allegedly):
If anyone ever finds out about what we did we will go to jail for the rest of our lives … our lives will be ruined forever.
So what is Robson seeking?
Gradstein says they have not asked for any specific amount of money in their legal docs, although that’s clearly the point of filing a creditor’s claim. He then trashes what he calls “the Jackson money machine” which he says is “at it once again to keep the truth from coming out.” But he says, “This time it won’t work.”
By “this time” I’m guessing he’s referring to the 2005 trial that was settled out of court when the victim received a $22 million settlement.
Do you think Michael Jackson was a child molester?
May 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson is dead and he’s still being accused of child molestation. Dance choreographer Wade Robson just came forward saying he was one of those abused, and he wants money from Michael Jackson’s estate. In 2005, a 13 year-old boy alleged that Jackson abused him. Being a child who used to hang out with Michael Jackson, Mr. Robson was brought in as a witness and testified that when he was young Michael Jackson did not molest him, although Mr. Jackson’s housekeeper raised some doubt when she claimed that she saw an 8 or 9 year-old Robson showering with Jackson. Mr. Robson is now taking that back.
Wade met Michael when he was 5 years old and they developed a friendship that lasted for years. By the time Wade was 7, he went for sleepovers at Neverland and MJ’s homes in L.A. and Vegas. The sleepovers continued until Wade was 14.
Wade even performed to a Michael Jackson song on “Star Search” when he was 8 years old.
Wade’s lawyer filed legal docs May 1 asking the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case to allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against the Estate. In the documents, Wade’s lawyer says he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse.”
Wade’s lawyer has filed the actual complaint under seal — which means it’s not available to the public. Sources tell TMZ … the complaint specifically outlines the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson.
Wade’s lawyer also mentions a psychiatrist who treated Wade — the doctor is a leader in the field of child psychology.
I’m not exactly sure what California’s statues of limitations on child molestation are. According to The Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog in 2012, California “abolished the statute of limitations for aggravated rape (which among other things can require that the victim be seriously injured).” However, they also state that they were not able to abolish statute of limitations retroactively. “The current statute of limitations for filing charges of molestation against a minor is ten years” but “Molestation charges can also be brought one year from the date it is reported to the authorities regardless of when that happens, and even if the ten-year time limit has expired.” Since the complaint is sealed, I don’t know what the exact details of Robson’s case are nor do I know how he’s going to win a case against someone who’s dead, but this is why I am not a lawyer.
In 1994, a man named Evan Chandler accused Jackson of molesting his son and got $22 million in a settlement with a stipulation that his son sign a non-disclosure agreement. Then in December of 2009, the FBI released documents pertaining to this 1994 molestation case and a separate molestation case in 2005. You can read all 333 pages of it here.