Last month, Jackson’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, which goes to trial in April. On March 4, a “smoking gun” email revealed AEG Live had not only hired Dr. Conrad Murray, but also pressured him to approve a grueling rehearsal schedule, despite Jackson’s signs of poor health. Murray is currently serving his four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter, after the concert promoter claimed that it did not hire Murray and thus was not liable for Jackson’s death.
Jackson’s family has yet to comment on TMZ’s report. This Is It, a documentary that offered behind-the-scenes look at the comeback tour, grossed more than $250 million worldwide during its box-office run.