Joe Jackson files wrongful death lawsuit against Michael Jackson's doctor
One year after Michael Jackson's death at age 50, his father, Joe Jackson, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his son's personal physician.
The L.A. County Coroner's office found that the pop icon had high levels of propofol, a strong anesthetic used during surgery, in his body when he died June 25, 2009, at his rented Holmby Hills mansion.
L.A. prosecutors charged his doctor, Conrad Murray, with giving him the drug. Murray has denied any wrongdoing.
In the lawsuit, Joe Jackson accuses Murray of professional negligence and alleges that he tried to conceal his administration of drugs to the King of Pop after his death.
Murray's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
Joe Jackson had a rocky relationship with his son for many years. In recent months, the father has raised questions about how his son died and the investigation into his death
Michael Jackson died while putting the finishing touches on his comeback tour. Those preparations became a documentary that was released in movie theaters shortly after his death.
Earlier this month, officials said there had been a security breach of Jackson's medical records when he was rushed to Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center.
On Friday, hundreds of fans paid tribute to Jackson at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: Michael Jackson with his father, Joe. Credit: KTLA