WHY MICHAEL JACKSON WAS KILLED | The Official Michael Jackson Site


I normally don't post articles but I was reading this today and figured I share.

Michael Jackson 'killed' for catalogue
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Michael Jackson's former financial adviser Leonard Rowe has claimed the singer was murdered for his publishing catalogue, as he refused to sell his share of the rights.

Michael Jackson was "killed" for his music catalogue, it has been claimed.

Leonard Rowe - a former financial advisor to the late 'Thriller' star and close friend of his father Joe Jackson - believe the singer was killed because he refused to sell his publishing rights, which were worth a reputed $1 billion, as they were the legacy he planned to leave for his three children, Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Prince Michael II, eight.

Leonard said: "Michael always felt he would be killed for his catalogue. When he was speaking about it, I paid him no attention but as the latest events have unfolded, I couldn't help but think about his statement - and it still haunts me today.

"Michael's catalogue was very valuable... and people wanted that catalogue. It is one thing that Michael told me, personally, that he would never sell it. Michael said he wanted to keep it for his children, no matter what type of financial situation he came across, he would always hold onto his catalogue.

What I hope is that everyone who is responsible for Michael Jackson's death is brought to justice and fully prosecuted in a court of law."I believe the powers that be knew that Michael and The Michael Jackson name was worth billions and billions of dollars and he was worth more to them dead than alive.

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"What I hope is that everyone who is responsible for Michael Jackson's death is brought to justice and fully prosecuted in a court of law."

Leonard also blasted concert promoters AEG for pushing the singer - who died of acute Propofol intoxication aged 50 last June - into agreeing to a 50-night London residency and feels they "exploited" him.

Leonard added to RadarOnline.com: "AEG had a contract with Michael that was nothing less than a cocked financial gun pointed to his head.

"It is my belief that he was being totally exploited.

"I think they knew Michael's condition, they knew Michael had an addiction, they knew his financial situation was deplorable and they used that against him; they trapped him... they must have known what they were doing."

In 1985, Michael - who had severe cash flow problems in the years leading up to his death - paid $47.5 million to buy his publishing catalogue, before selling a 50 per cent stage to Sony for $150 million 10 years later.

Following his death, the administrators of his estate signed a $250 million deal giving Sony full access to the King of Pop's back catalogue and previously unreleased material.

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I would not doubt this because this man knows the music business and its games inside out. If anyone on here wants to know the truth, they need to listen to Dick Gregory who has known the family for a long time and came to Baltimore last year. I believe that Michael did not want to do all of these shows. I saw a press release and it said ten shows not fifty. With all the medicines that he MJ "supposedly took" none of it was in his system. Mr. Gregory knows and he feels it is about the Catalogue. I would listen to DG in many ways especially about his medication problems which the autopsy said his body indicated no long time use of drugs.

Thanks Molly123, welcome to the family....
@2mk-everything about HIS story is interesting...you can go all the way back to when Thriller starting breaking records.....his life became something that no one should have to experience.

This is a very interesting article. I guess time will tell. We will find out more details when the trial begins. It would be sickening if the above article is true.

But i feel very blessed that in our lifetime we witness the magic he poured out.

i do feel that there are alot of things that dont add up. i feel that something else is going on. I watched this is it movie recently and i was blown away by how this man was so in touch with every aspect of his work was according to many people on drugs, I find that hard to believe as i watched him perform.