Five Michael Jackson Fans Win $1. 36 In "Emotional Distress" Case Against Conrad Murray
(AllHipHop News) The law finally gave Michael Jackson's former physician Conrad Murray what he deserves...in a way. Five of the 34 European Michael Jackson fans to sue Murray received one Euro for "emotional distress" they suffered due to Michael Jackson's death.
Murray was released last October after serving two of his four year sentence in the involuntary manslaughter case involving Michael Jackson's death. A judge in Orleans, France declared that five Michael Jackson fans had sufficient medical reports and witness testimonials to prove they suffered emotional distress due to Murray's actions. All five claimants were members of a French-based Michael Jackson Community fan club
While the monetary reward for each claimant may only be one Euro ($1.36), the legal precedent this sets in the music industry could prove to be monumental. According to the fans' lawyer Emmanuel Ludot comments to AFP News, this ruling is a first:
As far as I know this is the first time in the world that the notion of emotional damage in connection with a pop star has been recognized.
The five claimants are not pursing to claim the $1.36 from Murray but instead want to be able to visit Michael Jackson's private grave site in Los Angeles.