Jackson Fans Suing Murray For ’emotional Damage’

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January 8, 2012 | 6:40pm EST

A group of Michael Jackson fans are suing the singer’s former physician Dr. Conrad Murray for “emotional damage” over the star’s 2009 death.
Last November, Murray was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of anesthetic propofol which cost the Thriller hitmaker his life.

He was sentenced to four years behind bars for the crime but his legal woes are far from over – members of the Michael Jackson Community, which is based in France, have launched a lawsuit against the imprisoned medic for causing them pain and distress.

Lawyer Emmanuel Ludot filed the documents on behalf of about 100 fans on Friday.

He tells the AFP, “It’s similar to losing a childhood friend in a traffic accident. Because this death affects you, you have the possibility to file a suit and seek compensation.”

The case is set to be heard in Orleans, France on 11 April.