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More than three years after the death of Michael Jackson, his former assistant Michael Amir Williams is suing AEG Live, the concert promoters that were going to be responsible for putting on the This Is It tour.
Williams is suing in the event that he thinks he’s owed $7.5 million in unpaid wages.
In the lawsuit, which The Wrap obtained, Williams alleges that AEG is responsible to pay them the money because they hired Dr. Conrad Murray to care for the late King of Pop, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the lethal dose of the drug propofol.
However, Marvin Putnam of O’Melveny & Myers, AEG’s lawyer, calls the lass-action lawsuit "truly unfortunate” as well as “frivolous.”
“It is truly unfortunate that so many see Mr. Jackson’s demise as an opportunity to grab as much for themselves as possible. This is just the latest wrongful death lawsuit with someone hoping to profit from Michael Jackson’s tragic death in the same way they profited from his life,” said Putnam.
Putnam says Williams “was never a beneficiary of Mr. Jackson’s contract with AEG Live,” so “he has no legal standing to sue on that contract.”
E! Online reports that Wililams’ lawsuit cites breach of express terms of contract, breach of implied terms of contract, and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.